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Collection Agencies: Friends or Foes?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

If you have heard anything about commercial collection agencies, chances are it was not necessarily positive. Maybe you heard collection agencies are expensive or their employees ruthless — or perhaps that they are simply unnecessary. As a result of these misgivings, collection agencies often suffer poor reputations. However, these agencies and the professionals their directors…

How to Protect Your Firm from Common Fraud

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Unfortunately, some fraud likely exists in your firm right now. Do not wait until you identify a problem to take action and protect your assets.

Employ Effective Conflict Resolution and Communication

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Conflict with customers, particularly over broken promises or missed payments, is unavoidable. No matter how great your customer service, employee relations, prices, or services are, it’s inevitable: Someone will be dissatisfied — and tempers may even flare. Instead of avoiding conflict, you and your staff members can use effective conflict resolution skills to help resolve…

Accelerate Your Application Processing

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

To keep your business running smoothly and effectively, you must be able to determine whether it’s worth extending credit to individuals or business leaders in a timely fashion. Try these strategies to speed up your application process while maintaining system integrity.

Business Owners Out-Manage Credit Compared to Their Consumer Counterparts

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Before venturing out to start small businesses, people often ask themselves, “How will this affect my personal financial situation?” Many are fearful new venues will have negative implications on their personal credit and debt ratios. In The Face of Small Business data study, Experian researchers set out to get an answer:1 Is there a correlation…

We’re Heading to Chicago!

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Will you be attending the Credit Research Foundation (CRF) Expo Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Chicago? Jack Tootill and Tom Claybaugh will be at the Mountain States Commercial Credit Management (MSCCM) booth, ready to discuss all things credit! Keep up to date on industry trends, prepare for what may be coming your…

3 Ways to Monitor Your Financial Supply Chain Health

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

As times have changed and the credit industry has evolved, the role of credit managers has changed, too. Credit managers and business owners adopt different perspectives to ensure their businesses will be able to survive in changing markets. One way to get in on their perspectives is to manage your business’s financial supply chain. Managing your…

Learn Why You Need to Understand Your Financial Supply Chain

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

When we think about credit management, it’s easy to get focused on the day-to-day operations of sending invoices and collecting payments. It can be hard to see the forest through the trees, so to speak. But if the recession of 2008 taught credit managers and business owners anything, it’s that they need to be prepared…

Your Procurement Department Needs Credit Data, Too

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Where is the risk in your business? Credit managers know that credit reports are one of their most useful tools for managing risk. Ongoing monitoring of customers’ credit reports provides valuable data for deciding which customers are your best bets for prompt payments and ongoing sales. But risk doesn’t come just from the customer side…

Public-Private Partnerships: Can You Unravel the Red Tape and Get Paid?

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Construction projects across the nation — and in Colorado — are picking up as leaders of municipalities of every size are looking to upgrade infrastructure and provide enhanced public services. To finance these major projects, many public agency decision-makers partner with private-sector company leaders. These public-private partnership, or P3, projects provide a growing area of…