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Coolhaus Ice Cream Demo and Sample Treats

One of the best things about working at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is getting to meet and connect with small business owners.  At places like our Access to Capital events, we get to network with some amazing, innovative, ambitious entrepreneurs and really get a feel for what the small business community needs. What's particularly fulfilling is [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|’s Top 15 Websites for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses…

We're so pleased to be listed number 4 in's 15 Top Websites for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. A quick shout out to Carolyn Crummey for including us in her list: thank you, Carolyn! Make sure you check out her other posts on Small Business Technology. Crumey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic, an agency dedicated [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|

Raising Arizona [Capital]

A couple of weeks ago we met Robert Reed, Founder and CEO of Expose Your Biz Online, at the Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Bootcamp in Phoenix, AZ. The odd twist to this chance networking tale is that we didn't actually meet him face-to-face. Robert's personality as we've found, and you will find after perusing his [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|

Jeff Stibel Explains What Facebook is Up To

Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but I love this recent article by Jeff Stibel that was written for the Harvard Business Review blog.  Entitled "The Logic Behind Facebook's Recent Moves," the post analyzes--among other things-- Facebook's recent purchase of WhatsApp using a concept he calls the "breakpoint," the central idea in his book of the same name. There's been some speculation that Facebook usage [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|

Looking at the Best Cities For Female Entrepreneurs

This year is shaping up to be a great year for women in business, starting with Obama's nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as leader of the Small Business Administration in January. Now,, an online resource of tools to help visitors compare financials on everything from credit cards to student loans, recently conducted a study on the best cities for [...]

By | February 24th, 2014|

Take Advantage of Diversity Programs to Build Your Business

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 [...]

By | February 5th, 2014|

Party Like it’s 2013 – #DFR13

It's the biggest socalTECH holiday party of the year, and it's upon us.  Tomorrow night, Digital Family Reunion 2013 (please read: all that is awesome in the tech world as we know it) will be bigger and better than ever at The Skirball Cultural Center. Join all the usual suspects in their holiday finest, but [...]

By | December 10th, 2013|

TEDxMalibu|Ideas Worth Spreading

The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. events team is at it again this weekend...but this time with a special twist. [Drumroll please] Ladies and Gentleman, for a limited homecoming engagement, we're sponsoring TedxMalibu: Desire right in our own backyard! No planes, trains, or teleportation devices needed for this partnership! Events Marketing Manager, @CatMangan is tweeting live [...]

By | December 8th, 2013|

Relaxed SEC Regulations a Game Changer for Startups Seeking Funding

A vital piece of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Acts (JOBS Act) went into effect last week, drastically changing startup finance. Startups are now allowed to use advertising and other methods to gain funding from investors, a process known as “general solicitation” that was previously illegal. Finding funding is now a whole different game [...]

By | October 4th, 2013|

Startups Uncensored #37: Babak Nivi

Much can be said for the type of candor AngelList and Venturehacks co-cofounder Babak Nivi displayed at last week's jam-packed Startups Uncensored. When listening to the startup expert and successful entrepreneur, you wouldn't expect "started a rock band" to be among his list of past endeavors, but it appears Nivi has never been one to [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|