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Keep Your Intellectual Property Safe

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 [...]

By | June 24th, 2014|

New iOS App Puts the SBA in Your Pocket

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. [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|

Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative: UCSB’s New Venture Competition

Here at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., we take great pride in helping small businesses in all stages of their life cycles grow and thrive. However, because we're led by a team of entrepreneurs, we have a special place in our hearts for fledgling innovative businesspeople. That's why we established the Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative (EGI), a program [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|

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 [...]

By | May 12th, 2014|

Giving the World a Clearer View

In today's fast paced and technology-dependent society it can be difficult to stop and appreciate the truly special things in life. These special things are usually the people, places, objects, or experiences that inspire us: the things that make us tick. They have no specific number or limit because they are not quantifiable; they are things like [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|

Encore Careers in April

Despite popular belief, retirement may not just mean moving to Florida to drink sweet tea, play golf, and write cards to loved ones. According to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report, 18% of those involved in early-stage entrepreneurship are over 55 and 7.9% are over 65. One in four individuals between the ages 44 and 77 are interested in entrepreneurial [...]

By | April 17th, 2014|

Jeff Stibel on Brain Breaks

Maybe there is a breed of superhuman out there who doesn't encounter this problem, but when I'm working on a project at work, even an exciting one I like, somewhere around the hour-and-a-half mark, I start finding myself staring off into space, unable to concentrate anymore.  Jeff Stibel explains why in his article "5 Ways [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|

Handling the Heartbleed Bug

On April 7, it was announced that a new flaw in the internet's security systems had made itself known.  The bug is called the Heartbleed Bug and, without getting too technical, it has the potential to affect a lot of people by making their private information--passwords, emails, IMs-- vulnerable. Digital safety is really important to us here [...]

By | April 11th, 2014|

Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed as Administrator of SBA

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 [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|

7 Things Business Owners Must Know About The Affordable Care Act

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 [...]

By | March 7th, 2014|