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A Few Tips to Improve Collections

One of the best things you can do to increase the amount of bad debt you collect in-house is train those responsible for collecting it. This may sound obvious, but in many cases few companies devote the time and effort … Continue reading

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What the holiday season means for credit

The holiday season is quickly approaching and that means it will soon be the busiest season of the year for many of your clients. Most businesses are preparing for the influx of sales from Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the … Continue reading

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Why Low Unemployment Numbers Can Spell Trouble for Credit Departments

The current unemployment level of 4.4% is around the lowest it has been since the months leading up to the financial crisis of 2008. This seem like great news. More Americans are working. More companies are expanding. The economy is … Continue reading

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How to Collect Debt Yourself

Small business owners typically find themselves wearing many hats. One day you may be the business best salesmen, the next you are worrying about how to pay for a new office space. One of the many jobs you may have … Continue reading

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7 Mistakes Your Credit Department Might Be Making

Even with the best of intentions, credit professionals will still make mistakes. This is the price of doing business sometimes, but here are 7 mistakes that can be easily avoided with a little training and self discipline. Mistake number 1: … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most out of the Summer Slowdown

Many companies will begin to experience the typical summer slowdown as consumers spending habits are disrupted by the summer heat and activities. Of course, seasonal business such as pool supply stores and beach hotels will not feel this summer slump, … Continue reading

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What Not to Say to a Customer 

Even the best of us can get caught up in the heat of a conversation. Dealing with customers who refuse to pay their bills can be a very frustrating job, but here are four things that no customer wants to … Continue reading

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Exporting Basics: Check This Video Out!

What is your export potential for your business? Can you export your product? If so, what are the regulations? The questions are many! To get a handle on the aspects of foreign trade, we encourage you to check out the … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Starting and Managing a Business

Starting a new business is both exciting and daunting! The list of things to do feels endless and endlessly growing. From writing a business plan to registering the name and getting licenses, you’re on the go and in constant motion. … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Headed Into a Recession?

A recent survey of economists concluded the chances of the U.S. experiencing a recession are at 18%. In December, it was half that. While economists vary in opinion on what is driving us toward a recession, Brett Ryan chief economist … Continue reading

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