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Experian Business Information

QR codes, are you using them to grow your business?

June 30, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Have you seen them? They look like a square graphical maze that you see at restaurants, on print marketing materials, at retail stores, and I’ve even heard they’re being used for headstones! So what are they?

TRMA highlights risk management/customer service dilemma

June 28, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Striking a healthy balance between risk management and customer service can be a challenging proposition, especially when dealing with small business accounts. This was a common theme voiced at today’s TRMA Summer Conference Small Business...

Tale of Two Recoveries Redux

June 24, 2011 by dan.meder

So, sometimes it takes a little while for the popular press to catch up. I say that because on June 14th, an article ran on msnbc.com talking about, of all things a “Tale of Two Economies”. Well, if they had seen our blog on May 18, they would have...

Is your state in the Top 5? The business credit risk trifecta revisited!

June 23, 2011 by Peter Bolin

In my very first post to this blog, I advanced the notion of “the credit risk trifecta” and how there are three general factors that contribute to a business credit score. Well, I thought I’d follow that up with a sample of real data from...

The magicians tell the credit story, with the help of a few tools.

June 22, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In my first blog posting I mentioned credit reports were the credit story of a business. In this posting I’d like to provide you with some insights on the raw materials that are brought together to become the chapters within the credit story.

Parenting your accounts

June 21, 2011 by Mike Myers

As a parent of two youngsters, it has dawned on me that managing the credit lifecycle is very similar to being a parent. In the beginning, whether it’s children or prospects, you’re doing everything you possibly can to research, learn, take care of...

What’s the most important "To-Do" to have a successful small business?

June 20, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

There are many varying answers to this question, including one that often gets overlooked.... We all know that a prime factor for business success relies on being able to generate customers, and generating customers often means having the business...

How to Cook Up a Successful Collections Campaign

June 15, 2011 by Gary Stockton

My grandmother was the great chef in my family. When she cooked, you always went back for more. Several times, she tried teaching me how to make one of her specialty dishes, Chicken Adobo. Mind you, I’m a ‘straight from the recipe book’ cook and my...

Join us at TRMA

June 14, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Small businesses are big business, and unfortunately, they can represent big risk too. According to research conducted by Greenwich Associates, the percentage of small businesses applying for a loan increased from 5% in the third quarter of 2010 to...

Taking away some of the mystery of credit scoring

June 13, 2011 by John Krickus

For most people, a credit score on a business—the Experian Intelliscore—is a bit of a mystery. In reality, the score can be thought of as solid credit analysis driven by a statistically disciplined process.

Have you seen the future recently?

June 13, 2011 by dan.meder

They say the future has a strange way of arriving on time. As much as we want to ignore it, it still arrives. The question then, is how well have you prepared for it? One way you can get ready, is to get the information and tools you can rely on to...

The world’s not getting smaller but information is getting closer

June 09, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

Doing business internationally is much simpler today than it was 10 or 20 years ago, but the need to mitigate risk while expanding globally has not changed. That is why I’m so excited to launch our new international offerings through BusinessIQ . We...

Tell me what you like, what you don’t like and what you would like to see in the future

June 07, 2011 by Mike Myers

I’ve been on the road a lot these last few weeks visiting clients and prospects. While spending the night in the Dallas Fort Worth airport with storm warnings and getting stuck in Chicago wasn’t much fun, visiting and learning from clients/prospects...

How macro-economic data can help you set business strategy

June 06, 2011 by adam.fingersh

Macro-economic information can often be one of the most important sources of data when setting a company’s strategies. Yet, this data is not always timely or that accessible. Whether you are reviewing the optimal staffing level for your firm in the...

Your business credit paints a picture of your small business for the world to see

June 03, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

Unlike personal credit information, which is regulated and can be viewed only with the permission of the report holder, access to business credit is not as restricted. Business credit information is available to anyone for any reason, including...

How to prioritize collections in a challenging economy?

June 02, 2011 by Peter Bolin

Given the current economic state of affairs, the need to develop an effective collection strategy has never been greater. Unfortunately, the quantity of collection accounts has never been higher and the demand to prioritize which accounts get...

Data freshness is the key

June 01, 2011 by Al Duckworth

In my last blog post I talked about how Experian’s commercial data model works. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should give it a look at: http://www.experian.com/blogs/business-credit/2011/05/03/the-inner-workings-of-our-commercial-data/

Mistakes Websites Commonly Make

June 01, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Recently I read an informative article on Open Forum regarding common mistakes websites make and thought I’d summarize and share the knowledge. By now, most business own and operate via a website. Some have spent thousands in building out the site...

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