Saying Goodbye to the Pink Aisle

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Growing up I was told that I could do anything I wanted. My parents supported the fact that I was adamant about riding a green bicycle, not pink, and that I wanted to keep a bug collection under my bed (that one barely slipped by). Even if it didn’t suit their idea of what was […]

SBA Offers Online Classes for Government Contracting

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If you’re a 7(j) eligible firm (see here for more information) you may be interested in the online training for government contracting the Small Business Administration is offering from April 1-15. The classes will be highly interactive, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, interact with peers, and participate in activities.  Some of the classes being offered include: […]

Access to Capital 2014 is Here!

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Well folks, it’s finally time: the 2014 Access to Capital tour has begun, and this year, our first stop is in Phoenix on March 26. In years past, we’ve visited cities like Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle to put together dynamic events to educate small business owners about the diverse opportunities they have to gain access to capital. At […]

Take Advantage of Diversity Programs to Build Your Business

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In effort to help all small business owners compete for government contracts, certification programs exist at both the state and federal level for minority-owned and underutilized businesses. The purpose of these diversification programs is to empower small business owners to procure government contracts, giving them access to the hundreds of billions of dollars the government spends […]

EdAhead: Helping Academic Communities Nationwide

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Here at Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp., we’re passionate about education, and that’s why we’re always proud to tell people about our participation in the EdAhead savings program, allowing us to make a positive impact in the educational communities in which we live. This year, we’ve had the opportunity to make a difference in the […]

RSVP to Make the Headcount

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We hear you, because we asked. We’re glad we did. As an SMB (please read: our country’s backbone), we want to hear your experience regarding government and corporate contracting opportunities include adjectives like; successful, steadfast, and maybe even something a little to the tune of easy-cheesy-piece-of-cake. Instead, your tales of seeking out these initiatives seem to […]

A Day In the Life: Silicon Beach Fest

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Ours is a town where meaningful connections are crucial to entrepreneurial  survival. At the same time, our spread out geography and car culture leaves much contact to be desired in the building of networks and fellow pioneering support. Avant-garde infobahn pioneer, Kevin Winston, Founder and CEO of Digital LA, is known for pushing the envelope, […]

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, […]

Mentorship is the New Black

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From Plato and Aristotle to Gandalf and Frodo, the historical narrative surrounding the nature of the mentor/mentee relationship is very straightforward; young people fair better in the “real world” when they have expert mentor input readily available. Whether it’s advice on how to solicit funding for a start-up, or instructions on how to destroy the […]

Should Businesses Share a Social Responsibility to Educate Our Nation’s Children?

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Recently, Bart King posted a fascinating article on necessity of corporations to help manifest social change. With the economy only just recovering, and our Federal Government largely floundering in self-created doldrums, the power to enact social change is shifting from government centric to people centric. But this is not really a change; it’s more a […]

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