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 […]

Spreading the Word In All the Right Places… and Apps?

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Spreading the word in all the right apps? That’s right! The capabilities of mobile applications have increased dramatically. As the world transforms, becoming more technology based, most small businesses surprisingly have yet to jump on the bandwagon and take full advantage of the opportunities available through mobile marketing. Understanding a few things will put you on the […]

Given the Political Climate, Small Business Hiring Dips

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The most recent Private Capital Access Index report produced by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., revealed that 55% of owners are less confident in their business growth prospects than one year ago (pdf). While this number may seem similar to the millions of other vague statistics […]

Box CEO Aaron Levie — Top 5 Takeaways from Startups Uncensored

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As has become a ritual for much of the Silicon Beach community, I headed out to Jason Nazar’s latest Startups Uncensored last night and surprised myself by just how many great insights I took away from his guest, Box CEO Aaron Levie. To get an idea of his impact, Aaron co-founded at 19 years […]

Why We’re Head Over Heels for Entrepreneurs


Dearly beloved, We are blogging here today to celebrate the hard work and dedication of entrepreneurs everywhere. Though Valentine’s day is a holiday typically reserved for star-crossed lovers, today we feel that exceptions can be made as love is not always simply a matter of romantic involvement, but rather love can be an appreciation of […]

Rebuilding Your Business Credit After Superstorm Sandy

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The entire Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp team would like to offer our condolences to the people affected by Superstorm Sandy. My office is located in New Jersey so I’ve seen firsthand the disruption that a natural distaster can have on a company, and yet, as a large company with employees distributed all over the […]

Building Trust in Your Business: Learn from the CEO of the BBB


2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Better Business Bureau and on January 11th, 2012 you’ll be getting two firsts for the New Year. You’ll be getting the first CredibilityLIVE of 2012, featuring the first major address of the BBB on their centennial milestone. Steve Cox, the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau, […]

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 […]

Tips for Refreshing Your Small Business Marketing


More often then not, it is helpful to pause and reflect on your marketing strategies for your business. Are you advertising to the right people? Are you using social media in the best possible way? Below are various articles that hold important advice for small businesses, and provide innovative ideas for refreshing your small businesses […]


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