Does Attire Affect Work Performance and Credibility?


Most of us have experienced the farrago of feelings on the day of an interview, despite that everything is most likely prepared beforehand: your resume is printed, potential questions and answers rehearsed, and the proper attire in mind. But what is proper attire? Of course it’s probably better to err on the professional side when interviewing, […]

Now Presenting the 100,000th CreditSignal Subscriber

Featured picture denoting that we've reached 100,000 creditsignal subscribers

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 […]

Abraham Lincoln: President, Intellectual, Business Credit Reporter

Abraham Lincoln's signature on a business credit report for the Mercantile Company

The explosion of Abraham Lincoln back into the public sphere this summer as an axe-wielding vampire-hacker reopened America’s fascination with our country’s 16th president. And now Steven Spielberg’s more, let’s just say realistic interpretation – starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the historic President – has arrived, aptly titled Lincoln. In light of this, we at Dun & […]

Top Five Things I Learned From the 10th Annual WSBE

Michelle Delamor

Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp. had the pleasure of exhibiting and speaking at the 10th Annual Women’s Small Business Expo at the Ayres Hotel, Manhattan Beach last week. We soaked up a lot of sun and a lot of scoop. Here’s the top five takeaways. 5: Hire Rockstars I may be preaching to the choir, […]

Building Your Business by Building Trust

Last week we had Steve Cox, President of the Better Business Bureau on CredibilityLIVE. Steve gave out some terrific advice about the best ways to build trust in your business. If you weren’t able to watch the live event, we’ve got the full video below, as well as some highlights of what Steve had to […]

Interview: Building trust and credibility

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We’ve spent the last few years predicting and imagining the role that social media sites play in publicizing our products. Businesses far and wide have solidified that new media provides an outstanding platform to market or promote merchandise and material. 2012 brings a new challenge. Why not contest the concept of “Buy, buy buy!” and […]

Website Credibility Q&A with Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell

Welcome to day 2 of our month-long SmallBizSat Q&A series where we ask top small business experts their advice on how small business owners can market and grow their businesses in support of Small Business Saturday. Today , we are excited to present our second guest, Anita Campbell (@SmallBizTrends), one of the most influential people […]

“Shop Small!” Q&A with Jim Kukral


Today, we’re excited to officially kick-start our “Shop Small!” Q&A series where we ask top small business experts their advice on how small business owners can market and grow their businesses. Throughout November, we’ll be publishing interviews with small business experts in support of Small Business Saturday. We begin our series with Jim Kukral (@JimKukral), an […]

Experts share insights into creating online credibility

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Ever since we published the list of the most influential small business people on Twitter last spring, we thought it would be interesting to turn to these experts for insights into what business owners can be doing to build online credibility. So today, we’re happy to start publishing our first one-question interview with experts Mari […]

CredibilityLIVE with Paul Chaney: Listening is the New Marketing

Paul Chaney on Youtube

“Social media provides an unfiltered opportunity to learn at a grassroots level what people really think about your brand, its products, or services.” Last week we had Paul Chaney on CredibilityLIVE where he discussed how listening is the new marketing as well as how to manage your online reputation. Paul’s presentation offered a lot of […]


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