Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Launches New Initiative to Support Student Entrepreneurship Programs and Business Plan Competitions
Initiative to encourage and foster innovation, and spur new business creation at higher education institutions
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 26, 2012 – In its ongoing effort to stimulate small business growth and support student entrepreneurship, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the industry leader in helping businesses build and manage their business credit and credibility, announces the launch of its Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative, a program that will sponsor business plan competitions at universities and colleges across the nation.
The Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative is designed to help emerging student enterprises establish and build their business credit in order to improve their chances of securing loans, lines of credit, and other methods of financing for their growth.
“As a company founded by a team of entrepreneurs, we understand the commitment and hard work that goes into starting a company,” said Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. “By partnering with entrepreneurship programs within academia, we are helping the next generation of entrepreneurs build their business credit and lay the foundation for future success.”
The initiative will sponsor business plan competitions including awards to top placing teams in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The awards will include a donation of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s extensive suite of products that enable businesses to build and manage their business credit and online credibility. To promote additional entrepreneurial efforts from the larger university community, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will donate discounted products and services to students, staff and alumni at participating schools.
The current roster of schools participating in Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative includes Brown University, Tufts University, Pepperdine University, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Universities seeking sponsorships for their 2012 business plan competitions are invited to contact Ryan Weiss at (310) 919-2240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of business credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B D-U-N-S Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com. Twitter: @DandB
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All business plan competitions at accredited universities are eligible to apply for a sponsorship. ?Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will select business plan competitions from those that apply meeting the eligibility requirement from time to time at its sole and absolute discretion.