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.


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We Heart Maps and You Should Too

Posted on May 20 2014 by

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We’re living in an age where just about every square inch of our planet can be found on Google Maps. So why wouldn't you consult a map to look for your next business opportunity? Allow us to explain.


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Celebrating Small Business Week with TweetChat & Webinar

Posted on May 12 2014 by

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Every year, for the past 61 years the Small Business Administration has acknowledged the efforts of small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country by celebrating National Small Business Week. The event grew into a movement and by 1963, ten years in, then President John F. Kennedy signed the first "National Small Business Week" proclamation into law....


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Small Business Credit Conditions Recede Slightly in Q1 2014

Posted on May 08 2014 by

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Experian’s Business Information Services has released the Experian / Moody’s Small Business Credit Index report for Q1 2014. Following a full year of steady improvement, small-business credit conditions stumbled during the first three months of 2014 as the effects of the harsh winter, lackluster retail sales and aftershocks from the 16-day October Government shut down took the wind out of the sails of small businesses across the United States.


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Experian Q4 Metro Business Pulse reveals struggling construction industry despite housing recovery

Posted on Mar 04 2014 by

In our latest update, small businesses in the construction industry had a lower than average risk score**, paid their bills more days beyond contracted terms, had higher bankruptcy rates and a greater percentage of delinquent debt than other industries. In Florida, while we are seeing some modest improvement in the number of days beyond contracted […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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5 Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Business Credit

Posted on Feb 18 2014 by

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The great folks at Money Crashers have written this guest post outlinging five smart ways to strengthen your business credit.


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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 […]


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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, […]


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