Are you willing to take the big risks your business needs?

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CVS announced Wednesday that they plan to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. While many Americans might like to believe that CVS is just blowing smoke, the drug store giant has decided to kick the habit by October 1, 2014. Their reasoning behind this bold move is the shift the company is manifesting towards branding […]

Why Does Your SER Rating Matter?

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Supplier companies can be evaluated using an SER Rating, or Supplier Evaluation Risk rating. A bad SER Rating can affect your business prospects and make it difficult to be eligible for supplier programs, while a good SER score can open doors for your business to grow and expand.

Think Personal Ethics are Isolated from Business? Think Again

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The media is buzzing over the alleged extravagant gifts and spending sprees provided to former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, in exchange for political access.  Reading about all of the reputation-busting spending former political figures have dabbled in has me thinking about the preservation of reputations, particularly for business owners. Though I […]

Barry Moltz: Top 5 Tips to Make Your Retail Business Boom

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The third installment of our Small Business Saturday podcast series brings advice from Barry Moltz. A lauded small business expert, Barry has founded, run, and advised small businesses for over 20 years. He’s also the author of four books focused on helping entrepreneurs succeed in their business ventures. He took a few minutes of his […]

Shashi Bellamkonda: Creating the Best Possible Customer Experience

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For the second installment in our Small Business Saturday podcast series, we’ve brought in a known leader in the small business sphere: Shashi Bellamkonda is the current Vice President of Digital Marketing at The Bozzuto Group, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where he teaches a popular course in new media platforms.  He has been […]

Carol Roth: Top 5 Tips to Make the Most of the Retail Season

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Are you ready to break your retail business out of the box this holiday season? Our entire team is thrilled to be supporting Small Business Saturday with American Express once again.  Although this year, we decided to mix it up a bit and run 5 short podcasts (5 minutes or so) with 5 business experts.  […]

The Results of Q4 Hackweek & Why We Do It

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Last week wrapped up our Q4 hackweek, a week during which team members from various departments broke into even more teams to concentrate on a single, specialized project. Seven grueling days, in some cases weekends, full of coffee and energy drinks, late nights and short naps. Some teams squeezed over 100 hours of work into that […]

Can you be more productive with the right Mobile Apps?

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Can a mobile app make you more productive? You betcha! Knowing there’s a plethora of time-wasting mobile apps on the market, our team has been reaching out to experts from a variety of business fields to ask them what business apps they use and recommend for business owners. We ended up with way too many […]

Santa Monica 5000: Run for Education

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Yesterday, the Santa Monica 5000 run took place primarily along Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Among the hundreds of people who turned out for the run was a group of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. employees (myself included) from our Malibu headquarters. The run, the proceeds of which went to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, […]

Can Your Business Afford the Government Shutdown?

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You’ve no doubt heard that our Federal Government is shut down. Every news source is covering it, and everyone on Twitter is jabbering away. Of course there’s good reason to be outraged: It seems our government is better at creating problems than finding solutions. No matter whose fault the current crisis is, it’s imperative that […]

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