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

CredibilityLive with Steve Strauss

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?

Now Presenting the 100,000th CreditSignal Subscriber

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Several weeks ago, we mentioned that we were giving away a year-long subscription to a suite of credit-building products to the 100,000th CreditSignal subscriber. Today, we’d like to announce the lucky recipient. Congratulations to Stacy Ryan, owner of Umbisoft! UmbieSoft is a technology solutions company located in Germantown, MD. Our primary focus is to understand your business […]

Putting Seattle Small Businesses in the Spotlight

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The SBA kicked off Small Business Week in Seattle on Monday. Wonderful weather (seriously gorgeous – we’ve got pictures to prove it), a personal welcome by President Barack Obama (okay, it was televised), and the awesome Microsoft campus contributed to the enlivening and fertile environment. Entrepreneurs were treated to an armchair interview moderated by SBA […]

Giveaway to Our 100,000th Subscriber!

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We are beyond excited to announce that, after only six months on the market, CreditSignal is close to gaining its 100,000th subscriber! We’re ready to celebrate, but we want to celebrate with small businesses. So we’re giving away a basket of premium products to our 100,000th CreditSignal subscriber! For those of you who don’t know, CreditSignal is […]

Celebrate #SBW2013 By Preparing Your Small Business For Future Growth


Next week is National Small Business Week, and if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of hundreds of thousands of small business owners like you making themselves comfortable in preparation for their week of worship when the bell never stops ringing, the line stretches around the block, customers buy two of everything and recommend […]


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