Startup? Where to Start

Have a great idea for a business but no idea where to begin? Fret not, because local resources for start-ups are abundant. Business schools, incubators, accelerator programs, and small business development centers are just some of the ways entrepreneurs can hone their concepts and start taking steps necessary to jumpstart their companies. Business Schools While […]

Smart Money for Smart Businesses

If you run a business looking for capital you will find investors are more active and willing, as they have more money to put to work than had been the case in the past few years. While deals are getting done, it is a more deliberative process than the vigorous late 1990s market was. Although every (investment) […]

Why Are You Getting Rejected For Business Loans?

Receiving a rejection letter for a business loan you were counting on can be discouraging. Data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) reveals that nearly 50% of small business loan applications are rejected for a variety of reasons. Understanding the most common reasons banks decline loan applications can be useful for your own business endeavors. […]

Getting The Feedback You Need to Raise Capital: Thick Skin Needed

We’re genuinely proud to be part of a company culture here at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. that cherishes success sprung from failure. Learning from our mistakes is an age-old adage, but CEO Jeff Stibel sweetened the proverbial pot by reiterating, I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: success by failure is not an oxymoron. When […]