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Experian Business Information

Understanding Your Portfolio’s Exposure

July 01, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Since fluctuations within the market or unexpected disasters can drastically impact your portfolio’s risk, it’s generally good practice to regularly review the level of exposure within your portfolio. Here are few evaluative questions you may want...

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...

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.