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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Start The Year Out Right With a Small Business Credit Workout

Posted on Jan 15 2014 by

Okay, so you’ve sworn off donuts. You’re now counting carbs or calories, and you’ve hit the gym. What a great start to the new year, but here is something to think about. In addition to improving yourself, you might also want to consider a credit workout for your business. With just a few simple steps, […]


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Give Socially Conscious Stocking Stuffers to Your Customers and Employees

Posted on Dec 13 2013 by

If you are a business owner looking for gift ideas this season, why not consider sending something socially conscious?  Sending meaningful gifts lets your customers and employees know you are about more than just business.   You can make a great impression and contribute to a good cause at the same time. In a recent […]


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Join Us Today on Google Hangouts for our Quarterly Q&A Session

Posted on Dec 12 2013 by

  Join Experian and Moody’s Analytics economists today at 11:00 PST right here for a post-webinar Google Hangout where we will be answering questions from our Quarterly Business Credit Review Webinar and announcing the winners of the three Kindle Fire HDX readers. How To See the Hangout: You can come to this blog page at […]


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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 […]


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