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Why You Need a Credit Risk Scoring System

Posted April 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Why You Need a Credit Risk Scoring System

If you rely more on judgment and gut feelings than sound credit practices when extending credit, perhaps it’s time update your process with a credit risk scorecard.


Legal and Other Considerations for Remote Employees

Posted April 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Legal and Other Considerations for Remote Employees

Suddenly switching to having a remote workforce was a necessity for many businesses due to the arrival of COVID-19, and many were unprepared for the switch. Now that we’re a year in, you might want to review some of the legal and related considerations for your remote employees to ensure you remain compliant.


Is It Time To Outsource Your Accounts Receivable?

Posted April 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Is It Time To Outsource Your Accounts Receivable?

Accounts receivable (A/R) serves a critical function in your business — namely to ensure consistent and accurate cash flow. There are many challenges for those responsible for A/R, and having a dedicated staff to manage them is helpful. Unfortunately, the overhead cost can be prohibitive for some businesses. In those instances, working with a third-party…


Tips for Managing Your Cash Conversion Cycle During Challenging Times

Posted April 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Tips for Managing Your Cash Conversion Cycle During Challenging Times

The cash conversion cycle (CCC) is an essential metric for businesses who depend on inventory management and related operations. It measures how many days a company takes to convert their raw materials into cash flow from sales, and takes into consideration the payment terms to avoid sustaining penalties. Additionally, CCC helps businesses evaluate their operational…


Cash Flow Is Critical, Especially During a Crisis

Posted February 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Cash Flow Is Critical, Especially During a Crisis

Cash flow is critical to the success of your business; but when that cash flow is tied up in accounts receivable, you may not be able to keep up with business expenses to keep the business viable. With good people and good accounts receivables (AR) management, you should be able to stay on track. What…


Debt Recovery During a Pandemic

Posted December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Debt Recovery During a Pandemic

Collection calls for past due invoices are never easy. During the financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, these calls are even more difficult. You’ve spent a lot of time and effort building and maintaining this valuable business relationship, and it’s important to try to preserve it. But cash flow is still a critical…


Five Ways Cybercriminals Are Targeting Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted December 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Five Ways Cybercriminals Are Targeting Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

As businesses struggle to deal with reduced budgets, staff reductions, supply chain disruptions, and transitions to a primarily remote workforce, security issues may take a backseat, leaving your company vulnerable. Without the proper cybersecurity in place to protect your data and systems, your company could be at risk for cybersecurity attacks. These attacks could not…


Your Business Credit Report Is a Reflection of Your Company’s Financial Health. Guard It Well.

Posted November 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Business Credit Report Is a Reflection of Your Company’s Financial Health. Guard It Well.

We all know the importance of regularly checking our personal credit score; but it’s equally important to monitor your business or commercial credit score as well. A business credit score can affect your ability to secure credit or loans, and can influence your interest rates. It’s important that you check your report regularly to ensure…


3 Keys To Managing Remote Billing or Collections Employees

Posted November 25, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Keys To Managing Remote Billing or Collections Employees

In recent years, many companies have adopted remote work options, providing greater flexibility for their employees. This year, however, remote work environments were no longer an option, they became a necessity. For accounts receivable teams, working remotely can present unique challenges, not the least of which include the heightened security and privacy measures required for…


How to Handle Accounts Receivable When the Account Files for Bankruptcy

Posted November 3, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Handle Accounts Receivable When the Account Files for Bankruptcy

There is inherent risk whenever you extend credit to a business. Managers must perform their due diligence to determine whether that risk is justified. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances can arise that may force a company to declare bankruptcy, resulting in unpaid debts. Those circumstances will likely become more prevalent as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage…