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 […]

Expert Advice on Growing Your Small or Medium-Sized Business in 2016

Dun & Bradstreet Vice Chairman, Jeff Stibel, discusses business growth in 2016. Learn more about how you can help your business this year.

A Small Business Doing Big Things – Cupcake War Winner Nadia Cakes

Reality television competitions have become an increasing trend in the entertainment industry.  With a lot of work and dedication, entrepreneurs can enter these competitions to receive prizes and gain awareness for the business.  Fashion designers can utilize their skills in Project Runway to receive $100,000 to start his/her own line and a $50,000 technology suite by […]

2012 is Looking Like An Excellent Time to Invest in Small Businesses – Why There are A Lot of Credit Worthy Small Businesses

For the last few years, small businesses struggled to survive tough economic conditions. The financial crisis, deep recession, global uncertainty, and reduced consumer spending have all pummeled the small business community. Making matters worse, banks and lenders have tightened their lending standards making access to capital more difficult at a time when companies need it […]

The Power of Knowledge for Small Businesses Before Seeking Capital

According to Professor John Paglia, Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, the top two issues that businesses face are economic uncertainty and access to capital.  The state of the economy has caused lenders to be more frugal with their lending and more cautious about whom they lend to.  Despite the state of the economy […]

Misconceptions About Small Business Lending – What You Need to Know Now

One of the biggest misconceptions about lending today is that banks are not lending. As Bryan Moeller, Director of Small Business Banking at Wells Fargo, points out in our Access to Capital video, this is simply not true. “The reality is that banks are lending,” Bryan says. He goes on to say that in 2011 […]