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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…

Low Gas Prices: Windfall or Natural Disaster?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

If you’re like most of us and have filled your car’s gas tank in the last few months, you’ve noticed significant savings; you might have even driven away with a smile. No one minds paying a bit less at the pump. Unfortunately, low gas prices don’t just affect our pocketbooks. They have a profound impact…

Avoid the No. 1 Mistake in Your Procure-to-Pay Cycle

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

For businesses working to maintain a healthy cash flow, managing what goes out is just as important as managing what comes in. A balanced purchase-to-pay (aka procure-to-pay or P2P) cycle is essential. However, mistakes in the process can be costly and can affect your entire supply chain. For example, failing to pay suppliers, transportation brokers,…

3 Stages of Credit Risk Management in Your Order-to-Cash Cycle

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A healthy cash flow is vital to any business, so naturally, businesses spend a lot of time tracking their order-to-cash cycle, that all-important process by which you deliver your goods and services and then get paid for them. Still, the cycle is complex, and payments are influenced by everything from the promises your salesperson makes…

In-depth Credit Reports Reduce Transportation Risk

Friday, August 28th, 2015

One kink in the supply chain can cause a ripple effect that throws the whole process off course. Every business that operates in the transportation industry relies on the professionalism, integrity, and skill of every other partner in the supply chain. A commercial credit management partner like Mountain States CCM can help you use credit…

Is Your Business Prepared for a Tax Audit?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Is it ever a good time for a sales and use tax audit? Still, they somehow seem to come at the very worst times. Preparing for the audit can be a time-consuming project in itself, but if you’re unprepared, the audit may even become disruptive to your business operations. Sales and use tax compliance is a…

Managing A/R Doesn’t Start or End with Collections

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Late or missed payments are major pain points for any business. But maintaining a strong, steady cash flow doesn’t magically start when you send an account to a collections agency! That’s only one part of a full-cycle risk management process that begins when a prospective client first approaches you for credit. Rather than relying on…