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Experian Business Information

The Sun may be shining again…or at least trying to

October 19, 2011 by Dan Meder

I split my time between the East Coast and West Coast. Last month, I guess the rain in the northeast was getting to me. Seemed like between the August rain and all the bad economic news in the media, it was hard to find a lot to smile about. But I...

Don’t get tricked by fraudsters masquerading as good small business accounts

October 14, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Fall is in the air, and ‘tis the season for tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night.

Credit Decisions with a 360° View

October 12, 2011 by Gary Stockton

The foundation of your commercial business begins at the customer level. With that, you’ll need a clear picture of your account’s health to make the best credit decision. Having data such as the following at your fingertips could prove to be very...

Are you always the last one to know?

October 07, 2011 by ann.skibicki

In my personal life, sometimes Ifeel like I am the last one to know about major life changing events that impact my family or friends. If it wasn’t for social media sites, how else would I have known that Jack and Jill are now separated and that...

Why is there more than one DBT on a business credit report?

October 06, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In my last post I shared some insight on Experian’s Days Beyond Terms (DBT). Today, I’ll answer a question I received following that post - Why is there more than one DBT on a business credit report? The answer is different trade payment types may...

How is my commercial credit score calculated?

October 03, 2011 by Peter Bolin

When consulting with our clients, one of the most frequent questions I get is how much impact does each variable have on the Intelliscore Plus Score? Today, I will attempt to answer this question, without giving away our “secret sauce”. Variables...

The company looked good on the surface

September 22, 2011 by John Krickus

A credit score is looking to the future . Sometimes I will receive a question about a score, because on the surface the company looks good, but its credit score is in the high risk range.

Hidden business owner liabilities add to your “waste line” rather than your bottom line

September 19, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Some good friends of mine are on a new “low carb” diet and have been getting really impressive results. Now I find myself constantly checking food to make sure I don’t get too many of the dreaded “net carbs.” Too many, and my waistline will suffer.

Why aren’t your accounts paying you promptly?

September 14, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Periodic evaluation of your accounts’ payment behavior may help mitigate your financial risk. One good way to review your portfolio is to compare how your accounts are paying you vs. how they pay others. First, take a look at the average number of...

Get back to business

September 12, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

The kids are back to school. Now it’s time for you to get back to business and focus on building what’s best for growing your small business, including a good business credit rating.