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Alibaba.com Helps SMEs Build Trust in Cross-Border Trade with Trade Assurance

Alibaba enters trade assurance business as a free service to buyers who trade with Alibaba Trade Assurance suppliers Alibaba.com launched Trade Assurance, a free service designed to create trust in trade by giving businesses peace of mind when trading with China.  The ‘ultimate payer’ for the service are customers of Alibaba (suppliers) who qualify as Trade Assurance Suppliers. Through the ... Read More »

Experian UK Launched new SME Service

New Service Launched to Help UK SMEs Manage their Credit Scores and Improve Access to Finance Experian, the global information services company, announced the launch of a comprehensive new service to help the UK’s 2.2 million SMEs gain better access to credit and improve their chances of securing finance and funding. From the Funding for Lending scheme to crowd-funding, there ... Read More »

Alibaba Signs MOU with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

Alibaba Group has signed an MOU with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to collaborate on trade and e-commerce opportunities between Indian and Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through its B2B arm – Alibaba.com. Under the MOU, Alibaba will work with CII to run e-certificates programmes in India and help Indian SMEs to develop their business by engaging in ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Named First SBFE Certified Vendor

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) became the first certified vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary SBFE, LLC (SBFE®).  As an SBFE Certified Vendor™, Dun &Bradstreetgains access to the SBFE Data ™ on more than 24 million small businesses.  Combined with Dun & Bradstreet’s global commercial data and analytics, the enhanced information will allow Dun & Bradstreet’s financial services customers who ... Read More »

Amazon Announces New Mobile Payments Service

Amazon has announced plans to launch their own mobile payments app that will compete directly with currently apps including Square and PayPal. The new service, dubbed the Amazon Local Register, will work similarly to other mobile payment apps, allowing users to accept payments via credit and debit cards using the smartphones and tablets. The web retail giant will use their current payments ... Read More »

Infogroup’s Salesgenie Unveils Sales and Marketing Solution for SMEs

Salesgenie, the cloud-based sales and marketing solution from Infogroup announced a substantial expansion of its platform to include lead management, dialer and email marketing capabilities.   Infogroup claims that it is the first fully integrated sales and marketing tool for small businesses on the market.  Salesgenie customers, which range from small mom-and-pop operations to FORTUNE 100™ corporations, can leverage a single solution ... Read More »

Business.com Launches Next Generation of Product and Content

Business.com launches next generation of product and content to assist SMEs with BDC Market Experts.  These experts will provide daily, weekly, and monthly content that fits the unique business needs of our leaders and where they are in the buying process.  Starting in August, market experts in finance, marketing, sales, human resources, technology, and entrepreneurial will be featured on Business.com. ... Read More »

Manta Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Sales

Manta announced it has made two key appointments to its management team: Dario Ambrosini joins the company as its first Chief Marketing Officer and Joey Glowacki joins as Vice President of Sales. With these additions, Manta gains leadership experience and expertise to support its strategic goals while maximizing its rapid growth. “Both Dario and Joey come armed with experience that ... Read More »

Experian and the US Small Business Administration Renew Agreement

Experian® announced that it has renewed its agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide all of the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) firms and small businesses within the SBA’s 8(a) business development program with full access to BusinessIQ ExpressSM.  With the renewal, these businesses will continue to have uninterrupted access to key tools and resources that ... Read More »

Google Aims to Get SMEs to Use BIG Data Analytics Tools

Google is aiming to get SMEs to start using big data analytics tools even as recent trends show even the most elite of businesses are struggling to make sense of the vast swathes of data being collected. Google’s UK enterprise manager Roger De’Ath told V3 he saw big data as an area of expansion for the firm. “I think it’s ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation Introduces Mobil APP ‘CreditReporter’

The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation has introduced a mobile APP, “CreditReporter,” to provide business owners quick and easy access to credit information they need most.  The APP uses the latest technology and is lightning fast.  Among other features, users can see their companies’ profiles and credit scores in real-time, can find out when others are pulling their report, and ... Read More »

Creditsafe Opens and Invests in Italy

“Italian bureaucracy?  It’s less problematic than I’d been told” smiles Cato Syversen, managing director of the Creditsafe Group, the Norwegian multinational supplier of business information on the creditworthiness and market position of companies.   He’s optimistic because his company has just opened in Italy and in the first four weeks of operations has already captured 170 new annual subscribers to ... Read More »

NACM Releases Commercial Credit Reporting Fact Sheet

In support of National Small Business Week, the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) released a fact sheet today offering the nation’s small businesses a quick reference document on commercial credit reporting.  The free fact sheet, titled “Commercial Credit Reporting: What Every Company Needs to Know,” provides the smallest of the nation’s firms with the information they need to be able to ... Read More »

D&B Launches Small Business Health Index

Small Business Health Index Offers Perspectives on Small Business Success in Recognition of National Small Business Week In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week (June 17-21), D&B (NYSE:DNB) offers perspectives that help small businesses recover, grow and succeed. As a trusted partner to small businesses for more than 171 years and ... Read More »