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Ten Things You Might Not Know About Experian

Posted on Dec 06 2013 by

  Many of you are probably aware that Experian has been a leading independent company since it was launched in October of 2006 on the London Stock Exchange. But did you know Experian’s roots go way back to the early 1800’s? Our company roots date back to as early as 1803 in England and 1897 […]

Experian Data Breach Resolution Advises Small Businesses to Be Prepared For a Data Breach

Posted on Nov 26 2013 by

As Black Friday, Small Business Saturday® and Cyber Monday approach, and associated tidal wave of ecommerce transactions, businesses should be even more diligent about preparing for a cyber-attack The holiday shopping season not only brings a surge in sales but often an increase in cyber-crime, and organizations of all sizes – including small businesses – […]

Metro Business Pulse Retail Credit Trends Reveal Challenges [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on Nov 19 2013 by

Experian’s Business Information Services recently published the latest release of the Metro Business Pulse, our metropolitan study of business credit health.  The Metro Business Pulse ranks the top and bottom performing metropolitan statistical areas in four key business credit categories including, bankruptcy rates, and the number of days businesses pay their bills beyond contracted terms, […]

Tracing Data Footprints Helps Law Enforcement Nab Fugitives on the Run

Posted on Nov 15 2013 by

Data from Experian is widely used in many compliant applications by our financial services clients throughout the customer life cycle to manage risk and improve profits. Regrettably, some of their accounts inevitably will fail to meet their credit obligations and fall into collections. It’s then that companies will employ tools to help process and evaluate […]

Experian and SBA Renew Agreement To Provide Valuable Business Building Tools to HUBZone Firms

Posted on Nov 13 2013 by

  HUBZone Certified Firms Eligible for Full Access To BusinessIQ Express℠ Compliments of SBA and Experian Experian Business Information Services yesterday announced that we have renewed our agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide all of the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) firms and small businesses within the SBA’s 8(a) business […]

Overcoming Business Startup Challenges

Posted on Nov 11 2013 by

Building a business brick by brick or byte by byte is no mean feat. It takes talent, courage, persistence, capital and often more than a small measure of plain old-fashioned luck. It’s particularly ironic then that many of the characteristics and instincts an entrepreneur draws upon to launch a successful business can end up being […]

Experian / Moody’s Analytics Q3 Small Business Credit Index Reaches Second Consecutive Record-Breaking Mark

Posted on Nov 05 2013 by

Experian’s Business Information Services today releases the Q3 2013 Experian / Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index. According to the report, small-business credit quality improved markedly in the third quarter, lifting the index 2.3 points higher from 111.7 in the second quarter to 118.5. This is the highest mark on record and the second consecutive […]

The Rise and Fall of Small Businesses: It’s Often a Matter of Business Credit

Posted on Oct 30 2013 by

Starting a business often is the culmination of a dream to bring a brilliant new idea to market, to become financially secure or simply to be one’s own boss. Unfortunately, many businesses go on to fail without the owners fully comprehending why. According to a recent Infographic from .docstoc, seven out of ten new businesses […]

A Credit to Their Profession

Posted on Oct 09 2013 by

      Sundays around our house start off quiet. I usually hear the sound of a screen door slide open and the smell of toast wafting down the hall, and the TV in the living room where my wife, Stephani sits curled up on the sofa with her coffee watching “CBS Sunday Morning.” It’s rare […]

Six Steps to Establishing a Business Credit Report and Score

Posted on Oct 07 2013 by

  From Business Credit Facts, we’re going to give you six steps to establishing a business credit report and score. First, apply for an Employer Identification number at the IRS website. Forming a corporation or LLC as opposed to a sole proprietorship or partnership has its benefits. Corporations and LLCs afford business owners liability protection, […]