Building Business Credit — Answers to Questions from Our SBA Webinar

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Recently, we worked with the SBA to host a webinar designed to help business owners understand the steps they can take to help build their business credit.   Based on the sheer number of follow up questions, it was clear that audience members were fully engaged. The SBA has posted a recording of the presentation: And […]

New iOS App Puts the SBA in Your Pocket


Seems there’s an app for everything these days, but the SBA, in partnership with Palo Alto Software (which built and donated the app), recently launched their own app. And, I must say, it’s pretty nifty – and free. It’s only available for iOS right now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if an Android version arrives in the future. […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Facing Credit Issues


Steve Strauss, USA Today small business columnist, lawyer, and moderator for our Access to Capital events, recently answered follow up questions that were asked at the event on USA Today’s “Ask an Expert” section. This particular article aims to help those facing bad credit issues and is the first part of a two part series. His article […]

The Basics of Business Credit Series: Separating Business and Personal Credit


Last week, we introduced our educational video series about the basics of business credit and looked at the difference between business and personal credit.  This week, we’d like to introduce the second video in our series, which explains the importance of separating business and personal credit. The second video in the series elaborates on an important part of […]

Managing your Business Risk Effectively


Having a risk management strategy is important to your business’ success. Businesses should constantly be asking themselves how they’re protecting themselves, their data, their employees, and their customers. While it would be impossible to plan ahead for every curve ball thrown at your business, don’t think of managing your risks as a chore where you […]

Small Business Success Podcast: Improving Your Business Credit

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Just a few minutes ago, Steve Strauss, a spotlight expert from our recent Access to Capital event in Seattle, (and guest on one of my favorite CredibilityLIVE events: How to Get Your Business Funded) interviewed our very own Maria Sirvas to discuss how small business can improve their business credit.   You can listen to […]

Giving Wichita Business Owners the Means to Protect Their Business Credit

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As you may well know, the city of Wichita, Kansas, was the target of a cyber attack in October. Their electronic procurement website was hacked, which exposed the personal and financial information of over 29,000 local businesses. Social Security, tax identification, and banking numbers were among the information stolen. The city has worked to notify those whose […]

Access to Capital: Making It Rain (Funding) In Seattle


There’s a single event responsible for millions of dollars of loan originations for small business owners. It’s created bursts of successfully funded ventures in three cities so far – Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta – and now it’s coming to the Northwest. In its last appearance of the year, Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet will […]

The Evolution of the Credit Reporter


Today’s business owners are on the go more than ever, and a majority manage parts of their businesses with mobile devices. We developed our mobile app, “CreditReporter,”  to give these business owners quick and easy access to the information they need most. The app uses the latest technology and is lightning fast. Among other features, […]

Demystifying the D&B D-U-N-S® Number — What is it? How is it used?

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How popular is the DUNS Number? How are businesses leveraging their healthy business credit profiles?


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