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

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Business Credit

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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Making the Most of a Taxing Situation

Posted on Jan 28 2014 by

The year 2014 promises to be a challenging one for business owners. So knowing how current tax laws will impact your company’s tax liability is essential. Here is a quick roundup of observations from tax professionals around the Internet: Possibility of Lower Expensing Deductions – Unless Congress extends it, the expensing allowance for business equipment […]


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Join Our #CreditChat Tweet Chat Wednesday Jan 29th 12:00n (PST)

Posted on Jan 25 2014 by

We’re excited to have a #CreditChat with Rieva Lesonsky @Rieva as we discuss small business credit. When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12n PST. Topic: Small Business Credit 101 Easy ways to chat with us: Twubs or Tchat


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MSNBC’s Your Business Interviewing Small Businesses at NAMM Show

Posted on Jan 23 2014 by

  NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is currently holding the winter installment of its biannual trade event that brings members of the musical products industry together to network and conduct business for the year ahead. Winter NAMM is in full swing at the Anaheim Convention Center January 23rd – 26th. MSNBC’s small business show […]


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Experian Helps Disadvantaged Small Businesses Make Big Strides With Complimentary BusinessIQ Express Service

Posted on Jan 20 2014 by

Sometimes all that disadvantaged small-business owners need to help them overcome the daily challenges of succeeding in business is a hand up. That’s why Experian has recently renewed it partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide full access to its BusinessIQ ExpressSM tool at no charge to Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) […]


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