To Grow or Not to Grow? The Q2 2016 State of Small & Micro Businesses in the U.S.

Once a quarter, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the United States to learn more about those companies’ growth and access to capital. This quarter, the survey also polled microbusinesses across the nation and discovered new insights. Microbusinesses surveyed are planning to grow more than their […]

Small Business Grants: Are They Really Just Free Money?

While government grant money for small businesses is limited, there can be opportunities to tap federal, state & local agencies to help you grow your company.

5 Ways to Help Secure Alternative Financing for Your Small Business

Does the thought of applying for a traditional small business loan make you break out in a cold sweat? If you’re like a lot of small business owners, a traditional loan simply isn’t a possibility. Your business might not generate the kind of cash flow traditional lenders want to see before offering a loan. You […]

2016 Economic Forecast from Dun & Bradstreet

If you think now is a good time for your business to shine, you’re not alone. Check out this 2016 Economic Forecast from Dun & Bradstreet that reveals how small businesses anticipate positive growth.

How to Prepare for a Lender Matchmaking Event: A Checklist of What to Bring

If you’re attending a lender matchmaking event and want to make sure that you’re prepared, check out the checklist in this article from Dun & Bradstreet.

PCA Q1 2016 Survey Results Show Increased Optimism Toward Small Business Growth, But Caution Overall

Once a quarter, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the nation to learn more about those companies growth and access to capital. Overall, the Q1 2016 PCA Index findings revealed that small and medium sized businesses surveyed are more optimistic about their growth prospects than […]