Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Named one of the top 100 Small Business Influencers by “Small Business Trends”

LOS ANGELES (September 1st, 2011) – In recognition of its role helping small businesses build and manage their business credit and credibility, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. was named a “2011 SmallBusiness Influencer Champion” by Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com). According to Small Business Trends, the awards are given to “… a person, company or other organization that has made a meaningful and lasting impact on the North American small business market.” Other companies on this exclusive list include Intuit, Cisco, Microsoft, AllBusiness.com, Hoover’s, The Wall Street Journal; as well as a number of small business thought leaders such as Jim Kukral (@JimKukral), Lisa Barone (@lisabarone), and Tim Berry (@timberry).

“This achievement is a recognition of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s mission to provide America’s small business community with products and services that help them understand and navigate the complexity of the commercial credit markets,” said Jeffrey Stibel, chairman & CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.

In addition to a very active and educational stream of content through the company’s corporate blog, Twitter account (@DandB) and Facebook page, one of the notable services the Company provides is CredibilityLIVE, an online video interview series powered by social media that enables small business owners to dialogue and ask questions with thought leaders and experts from the worlds of small business and online credibility. CredibilityLIVE is offered free of charge and is open to the general public. The two most recent CredibilityLIVE interviews were conducted with Tim Berry, the Founder of Palo Alto, the nation’s leading provider of business plan software; and John Suh, the President of LegalZoom.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has an extensive suite of products designed to help small businesses build and manage their business credit and online credibility. This includes the “Small Business Starter”, a single package that enables small businesses to acquire a D&B D-U-N-S? Number, establish their business credit and start marketing their company online. Additional products offered to the small business community by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. include:

  • CreditBuilder™, which enables small businesses to build and monitor their business credit.
  • CreditAdvisor™, which enables small businesses to verify the credit of potential customers and partners.
  • Credibility Review™, a searchable online directory of 29 million businesses with relevant product information and credibility indicators from online and social media data sources.

“We’re extremely proud to have been recognized by Small Business Trends for the value our credit and credibility products have brought to the small business community in 2011” said Jeffrey Stibel. “We look forward to bringing new tools with even greater value for America’s small businesses in 2012.” An awards ceremony will be held at the New York Institute of Technology on September 13th at 6:00 PM EST.

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 or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.

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Erik Simon
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
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