Keep Your Intellectual Property Safe

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Recently, we announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued five more patents to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., for a total of fifteen patents in our portfolio. The patents range from innovative business credit and scoring solutions to cutting-edge credibility, verification, and reputation products. Additionally, we currently list over 60 filed patent applications, both […]

New iOS App Puts the SBA in Your Pocket

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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. […]

Celebrating Small Businesses Nationwide #SBW2014

Celebrating Small Businesses Nationwide #SBW2014

Our team is thrilled to be taking part in the many of the National Small Business Week 2014 (#SBW2014) festivities taking part around the country this week! We’ll be in Kansas City, Boston, and Washington D.C., so look out for the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. booth at each of these events and say hello! This […]

Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as Administrator of SBA

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I was so excited in January when Maria Contreras-Sweet was nominated to lead the Small Business Administration and become a part of President Obama’s cabinet, but we still had a bit of waiting to do to see if she would be confirmed for the position.  Finally, I can stop waiting: on March 27, it was announced […]

7 Things Business Owners Must Know About The Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act means change for businesses, but if you understand the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), you’ll be able to assess the pros and cons for your business and avoid the stress. The Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) became law in March 2010.  The law requires state health insurance exchanges to set up […]

Jeff Stibel featured in Entrepreneur: Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

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It’s been a very busy month for Jeff Stibel and we’re excited to share a recent Entrepreneur post he was featured in: Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur by Lisa Evans. The work-life balance is vital for entrepreneurs and business owners, and it’s great to see Jeff’s perspective on how dabbling in many different interest areas “can make you smarter […]

Looking at the Best Cities For Female Entrepreneurs

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This year is shaping up to be a great year for women in business, starting with Obama’s nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as leader of the Small Business Administration in January. Now, Nerdwallet.com, an online resource of tools to help visitors compare financials on everything from credit cards to student loans, recently conducted a study on the best cities for […]

January Sees Decrease in Both Hiring and Unemployment Rates

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The recent trend of decreased hiring rates have some fearing a slowing of the labor and market economic recovery. While many analysts have attributed December’s decrease in growth to the uncharacteristically cold weather prompted by the polar vortex, it is becoming clear that hiring overall is going down. The U.S. added fewer jobs in January, […]

Valentine’s Day: Business Style

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If you’re like me, you plan to spend this Valentine’s Day in bed watching Netflix with a box of chocolates you bought for yourself.  But your business doesn’t have to do whatever is the business equivalent of lounging in bed in pajamas watching reruns just because your company doesn’t sell teddy bears or chocolate-covered strawberries. […]

Leveraging The Supply Program Coordinator Relationship

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Similar to the federally and state-sponsored supplier diversity programs, many large corporations have supply programs for small businesses. Walmart, Home Depot and Northrop Grumman are just a few of the big name corporations that have these supplier programs, which give small business owners the opportunity to boost business revenue with large, stable corporate contracts. Because […]

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