Small Business

Staying on course by effectively managing risk

Posted on Sep 25 2013 by

  In part three of our five-part blog series, a voyage of the customer life cycle, we examined guarding against Fraudsters. This week we will dive in to managing risk. As credit managers, you’re safely out of port on your metaphorical voyage to greater profitability. At least for the moment, the wind is in your […]

Metropolitan Study of Business Credit in the Retail Industry

Posted on Sep 19 2013 by

Experian Business Information Services has released an update to the Metro Business Pulse, a regional study of business credit health. The report ranks the top five and bottom five performing metropolitan areas. In the Retail industry, Honolulu, Hawaii topped the Q2 list with a Credit Risk Score of 58.7.  Baton Rouge, Louisiana reported the lowest […]

Experian Q2 Metro Business Pulse Study Reveals Economic Bright Spots and Regional Challenges

Posted on Sep 18 2013 by

  Today Experian Business Information Services follows up publication of the Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index report for Q2 with the release of the latest Metro Business Pulse, our metropolitan analysis of small business credit performance. The Metro Business Pulse ranks the top and bottom performing metropolitan statistical areas in four key business credit […]

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of US Small Business

Posted on Sep 12 2013 by

We ran across a great piece of research this morning via Business Insider and thought it was worth passing along. The below Infographic,  designed by by .docstoc for Business Insider,  offers a graphical representation of the State of US Small Business. The Small Business Administration defines a small business as an enterprise with less than […]

Join Us for the Quarterly Business Credit Review Webinar

Posted on Sep 10 2013 by

Experian Business Information Services is delighted to announce the first in a series of quarterly Webcast events dubbed The Quarterly Business Credit Review. The first event is scheduled for September 24th, 11:00 a.m. (PST). Be part of the discussion while Joel Pruis with Experian, Cris de Ritis and Nate Kelley with Moody’s Analytics give a detailed […]

Experian / Moody’s Analytics Q2 Small Business Credit Index Points to Resilience

Posted on Aug 27 2013 by

  Experian Business Information Services released the Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index report for Q2 2013 today. The report announced that small-business credit conditions strengthened in Q2, lifting the Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index to 111.7 – the highest level since it began tracking in 2010. According to the latest report, consumer confidence is high […]

Be on the lookout for Fraudsters!

Posted on Aug 19 2013 by

  Hello again. In part one of our five-part blog series, a voyage of the customer life cycle, we set sail acquiring and qualifying customers. This week we examine effective risk management strategies. The presence of pirates on the high seas plagued seafarers of old and even threatens modern-day ship captains. It’s much the same […]

Setting sail to acquire and qualify new customers

Posted on Aug 12 2013 by

Welcome aboard! We have developed a five-part series of posts to help credit managers and credit analysts navigate through the phases of the customer lifecycle. We hope you will find the articles informative, and will share them with your friends and colleagues. We also welcome your feedback in the comments as we take the journey together. […]

Finding Strong Small Businesses to Work With

Posted on Nov 02 2012 by

Every business wants to grow, but when your business involves providing credit terms or delivering goods and services before payment, it can be tricky to determine which businesses to work with and which to decline. Historically, some large corporations have been wary of taking on small business clients who can be notoriously hard to evaluate due to having little or no information available on their credit files. Also, small businesses tend to be a volatile group – 49% fail in the first 5 years of operation.

BusinessIQ Express discount – Celebrating National Small Business Week

Posted on May 24 2012 by

We promise that blogging from our product managers will start again soon, but in the meantime, here’s more from the Marketing and PR front… In honor of National Small Business Week, through May 30, 2012, we’re offering a 50% savings on our brand new BusinessIQ Express tool — just $375 for an annual subscription rather than $750. […]