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Experian Business Information

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...

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...

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...