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Zombie Apocalypse Meets Polar Vortex for Some Struggling Small Businesses

Posted on Jun 04 2014 by

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Bloomberg Businessweek published a really great article in “The New Entrepreneur” section titled Small Business Borrowers Haunted by Polar Vortex and Zombies.

Q1 Special Report: Construction Endures Cold Start – Optimism Remains High

Posted on May 28 2014 by

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Today Experian Business Information Services released a special report on the Construction industry, detailing a weather-related slow start to the New Year in cities east of the Rockies, and a generally positive picture out west.

Join us for the Quarterly Business Credit Review Webinar June 10th 1:00 EST

Posted on May 27 2014 by

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Join us on June 10th at 1 p.m. Eastern for our Quarterly Business Credit Review webinar http://bit.ly/qbcrq114

Q1 Real Estate Industry Special Report Chronicles Mixed Housing Recovery

Posted on May 22 2014 by

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Today Experian Business Information Services released a special report on the Real Estate industry revealing Q1 2014 as a mixed bag; depending on what part of the country you are doing business.

Join the crowd: Crowdfunding is a vibrant capital source for growing businesses

Posted on Feb 25 2014 by

  To get to the recent 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the legendary Jamaican bobsled team needed more than just skill, determination and moxie. They also needed money. In decades past, the team made famous in the 1993 Disney film “Cool Runnings” might have turned to local banks or a handful of Caribbean […]

Will You Be Able to Survive the Construction Industry Recovery?

Posted on Feb 18 2014 by

It’s a classic ” Good News/Bad News” situation. First, the good news: America’s economy continues to improve. Florida’s construction industry is having a particularly good year, with public and private sector projects up 13.5 percent in Q3 2013, according to the BidClerk Construction Index. Now for the bad news: These boom times are putting many […]

Experian/Moody’s Analytics Q4 Small Business Credit Index Rises for Fourth Consecutive Quarter to Record Heights

Posted on Feb 11 2014 by

Experian’s Business Information Services today released the Q4 2013 Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index. According to the report, the index’s fourth quarter reading is the highest since data tracking began, and is a solid indication that small businesses are finally reaping some of the benefits of the nearly five-year-old U.S. recovery. Additionally, the October […]

Reformed “Catch Me If You Can” Fraudster Discusses Today’s Techniques

Posted on Jan 30 2014 by

It’s been over 35 years since Frank Abagnale was on the run from the FBI.  His early life inspired the Steven Spielberg movie “Catch Me If You Can“.  Frank’s part  was played by Leonardo DiCaprio.  Between the age of sixteen and twenty one Frank carried out a brazen fraud spree posing as an airline pilot, […]

A New Credit Paradigm May Be Emerging as The Post-Recession Economy Improves

Posted on Dec 11 2013 by

The broader acceptance of alternative lending practices may be here to stay Like a ravaging tornado let loose on the American plains, the Great Recession cut a wide swath through one of the nation’s most important economic engines – small businesses. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, as a result of financial turmoil, more than […]

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, […]