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Experian Business Information

Fraud and identity theft can affect your business too.

July 19, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

We’re all aware of the increasingly bold moves fraudsters take to steal personal identities to secure jobs, cars, homes and more—but what about business-to-business fraud? As a small business owner, how much thought do you give to fraud protection...

Where did all the “optimism” go?

July 15, 2011 by Dan Meder

Ok, that is a loaded question. We can take a look at many things, and say, “yea, with all the bad news coming out, of course small business owners are losing confidence”. The NFIB confirms that with their latest report. Reasons cited? What...

What’s your level of exposure in the event a disaster affects your accounts?

July 13, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Last time, I wrote about the importance of understanding your portfolio’s exposure. Let’s get a little more specific and evaluate things from a disaster perspective. FEMA reported that there were 81 declared disasters in the U.S. last year. This...

Custom versus Generic scorecards? That is the question.

July 11, 2011 by Peter Bolin

One of the most frequently asked questions posed to me by clients is: Do I need a custom scorecard? To answer that question, let’s first start with the benefits of a custom scorecard (or model). Here are a few of the best things about a custom...

Using Credit Scores to Drive Policy

July 08, 2011 by John Krickus

How do you use scores in setting a credit or risk policy? The answer actually varies widely, but there are some general rules. What is your companies risk tolerance? If margins are high, approvals are usually high also. In this situation, only the...

Take a vacation from late payments and bad accounts

July 07, 2011 by Mike Myers


Summer vacations are in full swing and I can’t wait to spend some time at the beach with the family this summer. Since late payments and bad accounts never seem to take a vacation, I want to remind you of a couple of the tools we have available to...

Just because you have a business, don't assume you have a score.

July 06, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

Credit reporting companies require a minimum amount of information on your small business before they can generate a credit rating for your business. The process of scoring your business can include more than 200 factors into its model. To build a...

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...