LOS ANGELES--()--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 second year of its Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative, a program that sponsors business plan competitions at universities and colleges across the nation.
“Academic entrepreneurship programs provide vital, real-life leadership skills”
The Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative is designed to help emerging student enterprises understand early on the importance of establishing and building their business credit and credibility in order to improve their chances of securing loans, lines of credit, and other methods of financing for their growth.
"Academic entrepreneurship programs provide vital, real-life leadership skills," said Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. “We are excited to reaffirm our commitment to these entrepreneurship programs. Providing funding to these programs goes hand in hand with one of our company’s key initiatives, education, and we look forward to doing our part to help the next generation of entrepreneurs lay the foundation for future success."
The initiative sponsors business plan competitions including awards to top placing teams in both undergraduate and graduate programs. The awards 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. donates discounted products and services to students, staff and alumni at participating schools.
The company is sponsoring business plan competitions at the following schools: Brown University, Cal Tech, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, MIT, NYU, Pepperdine, Rice, Stanford, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, USC, Wake Forest, and Washington State.
Universities seeking sponsorships for their 2013 business plan competitions are invited to contact Ryan Weiss at (310) 919-2240 or email@example.com for details.
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 businesses 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