Women-Owned Businesses Denied Capital, Receiving Loans Well Below National Average, According to Fourth Quarter Pepperdine PCA Index Reports

Women-owned businesses are receiving financing below the national average, and are feeling considerably more restricted. View the full PCA Q4 survey results from Dun & Bradstreet for more information.

Small Businesses are Scrambling to Find Working Capital, According to New Q3 2016 PCA Results

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. Despite steady increases in access to credit since 2012, when the study began, and an increase in demand for credit compared to the […]

Blog Worthy Potato Salad

Zach “Danger” Brown struck the internet lottery on Kickstarter by raising over $50,000 to make a potato salad. But how much of that money is really his?

San Diego Gets Access to Capital

Our team at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. was thrilled with the outcome of our sixth Access to Capital event that we hosted in San Diego. Local business owners started lining up for check-in at 7:30 am, eager to meet each other at our pre-function networking breakfast. As attendees chatted about their unique business plans, […]

CoolHaus TribeTalk

CoolHaus co-founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller are two of our favorite entrepreneurs. In 2008, the pair began baking cookies and creating ice creams together in their homes. Now, CoolHaus sells its gourmet, all natural, “architecturally inspired” ice cream in food trucks across the country, storefronts in Los Angeles and Pasadena, and through vendors in […]

Need Quick Cash? What It Actually Costs

It can be hard to anticipate events that require a significant influx of cash into your business. Perhaps you landed a new contract that requires production ramped up quickly, or you run a seasonal business and, while you’ve jobs lined up, there’s not quite enough cash from last year. Whatever the case may be, the underwriting process for a bank loan may be too lengthy, causing business owners to turn to alternative lenders, i.e. lenders that, in most cases, are not attached to banks.