Small Business

40 Small Business assets found.

  • Webinar: Q2 2017 Quarterly Business Credit Review
    Video Uploaded Date: Sep 15, 2017

    Experian and Moody's Analytics experts present insights from the most recent Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report for Q2 2017.

  • Experian/Moody's Analytics Q2 2017 Main Street Report
    Document Published Date: Aug 8, 2017

    Small-business delinquency rates experienced broad-based improvement in the second quarter. With job growth expected to continue, putting more money in consumers’ pockets, small businesses will continue to outperform in the short term. As performance on small-business loans and lines of credit improves, credit is expected to flow more freely as banks and other lenders compete for business. Although tax reform and infrastructure investment could provide an additional boost to small-business activity, consumer spending will be the driving force for small-business credit over the next quarter — and throughout the rest of the year. Read our blog post for more details.

  • Small businesses have varying credit needs which evolve as the business matures from inception to maturity. Experian sought to understand what kinds of credit these businesses needed at different stages of the business lifecycle and how lenders could best serve small business by offering right sized capital at the optimal time. The analysis involved a study of trade credit profiles for one million businesses between 2010 and 2016 and the results are surprising and compelling.

    By watching this webinar you will learn:

    • The types of loans businesses secure change as they evolve and mature;
    • As businesses grow, they establish more trade credit and rely less on financial loans
    • Each industry showed unique pattern of loan opening behavior
  • As people age, so do their needs. The same is true for businesses, especially in terms of how they handle credit. A startup company with few customers is likely to need more commercial loans than an established business with a strong customer base and predictable cash flow. On the other hand, a mature company is likely to have many open tradelines with the suppliers with which it has built long-term relationships.

    But there are some notable exceptions to this pattern, as we discovered when analyzing the behaviors of commercial customers throughout their life cycles. This whitepaper examines those trends based on 1 million active business credit profiles between 2010 and 2016.

  • Webinar: Q1 2017 Quarterly Business Credit Review
    Video Uploaded Date: Jun 14, 2017

    Experian and Moody's Analytics experts present insights from the most recent Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report for Q1 2017.

  • Webinar: Q4 2016 Quarterly Business Credit Review
    Webinar Published Date: Mar 14, 2017

    Experian and Moody's Analytics experts present insights from the most recent Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report for Q4 2016.

  • Q3 2016 Quarterly Business Credit Review Webinar
    Webinar Published Date: Dec 15, 2016

    Experian and Moody's Analytics experts present insights from the most recent Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report for Q3 2016.

  • Experian/Moody's Analytics Q3 2016 Main Street Report
    Document Published Date: Nov 15, 2016

    Small-business credit declined slightly in the third quarter, led by the mining and transportation/utility industries. Businesses have access to plenty of credit, and utilization rates remain low. The low delinquency/bankruptcy environment combined with low utilization rates leads to an overall positive outlook over the next several quarters. However, this optimism could change rapidly if interest rates rise or slow economic growth persists. Agriculture and construction credit remain bright points in the small-business credit outlook. Despite some downside risks, the sectors remain stable and well-positioned for growth.

  • Reporting Data to Experian in 8 Easy Steps
    Video Uploaded Date: Oct 17, 2016

    Reward and protect your borrowers and businesses throughout their financial journey by revealing a more complete credit history through consistent data reporting. In this video we explain how to report data to Experian in a simple easy to follow 8-step process. Learn more about consumer data reporting at experian.com/datareporting and business data at experian.com/datareportingbusiness.

  • When businesses face a financial burden, they will prioritize which creditors are essential and which are not. In this webinar, we share research which will help you determine if there is a consistent overall prioritization by industry.

  • Experian Business Information Services did a data study of 2.5 million small business owner profiles and analyzed the data, comparing small business owners with average consumers. In this webinar Peter Bolin, Director of Consulting & Analytics for Experian shares the results of this research.

  • A better way to evaluate small business credit risk
    Document Published Date: Sep 29, 2016

    If a new company has not yet established a credit history, many lenders turn to the business owner’s personal credit to evaluate risk. But does personal credit alone paint an accurate picture of a new business’s risk? Is there a more optimal way to determine how creditworthy a young company may be?

    To find answers, Experian® randomly selected the credit files of 2.5 million U.S. small-business owners and compared them with the records of 1 million consumers. We then looked at the credit history of both groups, as well as key demographic data such as age, education and income. We also reviewed the number of open trades, delinquencies, bankruptcies and business survival rates. The results of this research are explained in this whitepaper.

  • The Face of Small Business Infographic
    Document Published Date: Sep 16, 2016

    Experian Business Information Services recently concluded a data study to compare the credit profiles of small business owners compared to average consumers. Our Infographic offers some of our key findings.

  • Quarterly Business Credit Review Q2 2016
    Video Uploaded Date: Sep 13, 2016

    Experian and economists from Moody's Analytics present a macro-economic review of small business credit health based on Q2 2016 data. Though this webinar you will gain insights on Brexit impact on U.S. small business, thriving construction trends, rising bankruptcy trends in West Virginia and the outlook for the coming quarter.

  • Experian/Moody's Analytics Q2 2016 Main Street Report
    Document Published Date: Aug 25, 2016

    The Experian/Moody’s Analytics Main Street Report brings deep insight into the overall financial well-being of the small-business landscape. Small-business credit conditions improved in the second quarter. With the exception of some specific segments, delinquency and bankruptcy rates declined. Sentiment among small businesses is positive, with 11 percent planning to increase employment and 26 percent considering additional capital investment. Despite some downside risks, the sectors remain stable and well-positioned for growth.

  • Experian/Moody's Analytics Q1 2016 Main Street Report
    Document Published Date: Jul 1, 2016

    Experian®, the leading global information services company, and Moody’s Analytics have teamed up to develop the new Experian/Moody’s Analytics Main Street Report. Unlike previous quarterly analyses, the new report brings deeper insight into the overall financial well-being of the small-business landscape, as well as providing commentary around what certain trends mean for credit grantors and the small-business community as a whole. Key factors of the Main Street Report include a combination of business credit data (credit balances, delinquency rates, utilization rates, etc.) and macroeconomic information (employment rates, income, retail sales, investments, etc.).

  • Webinar: Q1 2016 Quarterly Business Credit Review
    Video Uploaded Date: Jun 30, 2016

    Experian and Moody's Analytics present insights from the most recent Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report for Q1 2016.

  • Experian Business Information Services recently concluded a data study to explore how minority-owned small businesses are faring in today’s economy. The analysis highlights credit characteristics, industry preferences and demographic attributes of business owners.

    Key topics include:

    • Our methodology
    • Demographic concentrations
    • Most popular business types
    • Credit behaviors and trends
  • As a group, minority-owned businesses receive far fewer commercial loans and have significantly fewer trade accounts than the general small-business population. At the same time, minority-owned businesses have average business credit scores that should qualify them as viable prospective borrowers. This whitepaper highlights key findings from a recent analysis of minority-owned business data. They include a review of the study, the major insights revealed, and suggestions for how a change in common business practices can deliver “win-win” outcomes for minority businesses and the lenders that extend them credit.

  • As part of our ongoing analytical series on small business, Experian just completed a data study focused on U.S. minority owned businesses. This Infographic offers a summary of our findings.

  • In this webinar Peter Bolin, Director of Consulting & Analytics for Experian shares the results of his research, revealing the statistical differences between small business owners in each of the major political parties. We explore the kinds of industries jobs are being created, also how small business owner credit scores compare as we gear up for the coming election season.

    Webinar topics:

    • Study methodology
    • Business & Consumer Scores – how they compare
    • Delinquency trends
    • Score trends
    • Key demographics and firmographics
    • Swing state comparisons
    • What it means for political campaigns
  • While most in the political arena believe Independents and Republicans share many of the same political views, small-business owners who identify as one of the two major political parties also share similarities outside of politics. Business owners who identify as Independents relate more closely to Republicans than to Democrats in a number of areas, including average personal income, education level and credit usage.

    The similarities between Independent and Republican small-business owners are a few of the key findings included in a recent Experian analysis examining the characteristics of small-business owners based on political affiliation. In this whitepaper, we go in depth on these findings.

  • Reducing risk through blended credit profiles
    Document Published Date: Oct 20, 2015

    When attempting to determine a small business's credit risk, which is more useful, the company's credit history or its owner's? For decades, conventional wisdom has held that a business owner's personal credit history alone can be used to judge his or her company's creditworthiness. Many lenders have tended to see small businesses and small-business owners as one and the same, their funds so frequently commingled as to make the two entities virtually indistinguishable. However, this strategy is not always successful. A business owner with good personal credit still can have a failing company, and someone whose personal credit is messy still can own a successful business. Since a bad call can cost a creditor thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of dollars, Experian® decided to test the conventional wisdom for itself.

  • Since the financial crisis, lenders are less willing to take on credit risk, particularly of smaller business customers. However, as the CFO Magazine ebook entitled Gaining efficiencies and access: Finance and the credit lifecycle demonstrates, streamlining the credit-risk-management life cycle enables lenders to feel more confident extending credit to prospective small businesses, thus revitalizing our economy and business growth. In order to make wise decisions about credit extensions, senior finance executives need a blend of external and internal information to gain the best possible perspective on their risk: a forward-looking (rather than merely historical) perspective that takes potential upside opportunities into account (rather than focusing exclusively on possible downsides).
  • Whitepaper: Data Study on U.S. Small Business Startups
    Document Published Date: Jul 15, 2015
    It's no secret that starting a new business is a risky proposition, but so is providing the funding start-ups need to open their doors, gain traction and begin to grow. In a study of business starts between 2010 and 2014 Experian reveals that not only are start-ups not as risky as conventional wisdom might suggest, but funding a new business early offers a careful lender unique benefits.
  • Infographic: Spotlight on Small Business Startups
    Infographics Uploaded Date: Jul 14, 2015

    Experian Business Information Services and our Decision Analytics team recently completed a data study on the formation of startups between 2010 and 2014. This Infographic summarizes some of the findings in the study.

  • Experian, Moody's Analytics and Dr. Wallace Walrod from the Orange County Business Council team up to review key findings from the latest Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index Q4 2014 report. In our Hot Topic we explore implications from the West Coast Port Slowdown.
  • Experian, Moody's Analytics and special guest Brian Moran team up to review key findings from the latest Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index Q3 2014 report. Learn more about what the small business credit trends could mean for you and your business heading into the holiday shopping season.
  • Experian and Moody's Analytics team up to review key findings from the latest Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index Q2 2014 report. Learn more about what the small business credit trends could mean for you and your business.
  • Experian and Moody's Analytics team up to review key findings from the latest Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index Q1 2014 report. Learn more about what the small business credit trends could mean for you and your business.
  • We discuss the Small Business Credit Share consortium featuring two case studies.
  • Vision 2014: The State of U.S. Business Credit
    Video Uploaded Date: May 21, 2014
    Business Information Services in partnership with Moody's Analytics presents the State of U.S. Business Credit for Q1 2014.
  • Experian and Moody's Analytics team up to review key findings from the latest Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index Q4 2013 report. Learn more about what the small business credit trends could mean for you and your business.
  • Experts from Experian and Moody's Analytics join forces to discuss key findings from the 2013 Q3 Small Business Credit Index and provide insight into what's driving small business credit.
  • Experian and Moody's representatives discuss key findings in the most recent Experian/Moody's Small Business Credit Index report for Q2 2013 and explore regional small business credit trends.
  • Cyber Insurance 3.0: Risks, Rewards and Future Outlook
    Document Published Date: Jun 6, 2013
    Cyber insurance, the fastest-growing specialty line in the commercial market, is rapidly becoming vital to the financial health of organizations. Although it has been available since the late 1990s, cyber insurance is now gaining momentum among small and mid-sized organizations. In the past, it was primarily purchased by large and high-tech companies. It is no coincidence that the popularity of cyber insurance is escalating along with the number of data breach incidents. Whether caused by a hacker or human error, the frequency and severity of breaches are increasing.
  • The latest study from the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution How prepared is your company for a material data breach involving the loss or theft of more than 1,000 records containing sensitive or confidential business information? How would you grade the incident response plans in place that would reduce such negative consequences as the loss of reputation, customer loyalty and regulatory fines? In a new study sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution, Ponemon Institute surveyed a representative sample of privacy and compliance leaders in various-sized organizations in the United States on the following topics: - Expectations that their organizations will experience a material data breach resulting in loss of customer trust, regulatory fines, loss of customer and negative public opinion - Data security practices in place to avoid a material data breach - The existence of a quality data breach preparedness plan
  • This white paper presents some of these latest trends affecting the small-business lending landscape. Specifically, it illuminates how companies are using the new robust data sources and analytic tools--from consortium data to rapid model customization--to maximize their interactions with small-business clients with greater accuracy.