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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Billing Fraud Tops List of Employee Embezzlement Schemes »
The vast majority (79 percent) of embezzlement cases involved two or more people, according to the recently published ...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Experian/Moody’s Report: Credit Conditions Remain Positive, but Trouble May Lie Ahead »
The overall small-business credit outlook is positive, but some trends indicate a shift may be on the horizon, according t...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
October Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 75 Percent Over Previous Year ​ »
Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 75 percent in October 2018 over October of last year, according to data provided b...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Simple Steps for More Effective Collections »
Collecting on past-due accounts can be a challenging and sometimes unpleasant job. Often customers hearing from you about...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
NACM North Central Endorses Commercial Collectors Inc. as Preferred Collection Service Provider »
NACM North Central is pleased to announce its exclusive endorsement of Commercial Collectors Inc. (CCI) as the association...
Sunday, October 7, 2018
September Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Down 31 Percent from Last Year »
  Commercial chapter 11 filings totaled 308 in September, a 31 percent decrease over September 2017’s total of 445...
Monday, August 20, 2018
Paper Filing, Manual Data Entry, Invoice Exceptions Challenge AP Professionals »
The  2018 State of Accounts Payable Report , a survey of 200 accounts payable professionals nationwide by Hyland and...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Immediate Payments Tops Payment Professionals’ Technology Wish List »
Technology continues to drive innovation in the commercial payments sector, according to a recent survey of finance and tr...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Small Business Confidence Declines Despite Increased Access to Capital and Greater Profitability »
Small businesses (those with less than $5 million in revenue) reported increased ability to secure capital, with succ...
Monday, July 9, 2018
June Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Decrease 49 Percent from Previous Year »
Total commercial chapter 11 bankruptcies for the month of June 2018 were 306, representing a 49 percent decrease from the...
Monday, June 25, 2018
Fake Checks, Invoices, Bills and Banks Lead List of Small Business Scams »
The Better Business Bureau recently issued its “ Scams and Your Small Business Research Report. ” The report is designed t...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Frequent Invoice Status Requests Challenge AP Professionals »
When asked to rank in order of frequency the most common inquiries received from vendors and internal colleagues, two ques...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Survey Identifies the Effects of Slow Payments in the Construction Industry »
The results of a  recent survey  revealed that 41 percent of construction subcontractors wait between 30 and 60...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Fall from Last Year »
Total commercial filings fell 10 percent in May 2018, as the 3,325 filings decreased from the 3,675 commercial filings reg...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Small Employers Report Growth, Less Demand for Financing »
Demand for new small business financing declined in 2017 while credit access increased, according to the newly released&nb...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Drop »
  Total commercial filings fell 5 percent in April 2018, as the 3,226 filings decreased slightly from the 3,395 co...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Fresh Ground Features Updates on NACM Developments and the Federal Political Landscape »
  On April 12, 2018, commercial credit professionals gathered at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel in Minnetonka...
Friday, April 20, 2018
Payments Fraud Hits Record High of 78 Percent »
Payments fraud reached a new high in 2017 after a downswing earlier in the decade, according to the 2018 Association for F...
Monday, April 16, 2018
Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 22 Percent »
Total commercial bankruptcy filings fell slightly during the first three months of 2018, as the 9,327 filings were down 1...
Monday, March 26, 2018
Legislators Introduce Accelerated Payment Bill »
On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 5337 , the Accelerated Pa...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Protect Against B2B Ship-to Scams »
One of the many forms of fraud targeting businesses today is ship-to fraud. This fraud occurs when a scammer posing as a c...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
February Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Decrease from Previous Year »
Total commercial bankruptcy filings decreased slightly in February 2018 to 2,795, representing a 2.5 percent decrease from...
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Small Businesses End 2018 with Positive Credit Conditions »
The small-business credit outlook is looking up, according to new data from Experian and Moody’s Analytics. Outstanding ba...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Financial Institutions Expect Strong Same Day ACH Growth »
NACHA’s member financial institutions expect to see an increase in Same Day ACH transaction volume in the coming months, a...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increased 6 Percent in 2017 »
Total commercial chapter 11 filings during calendar year 2017 (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) were 5,744, a 6 percent increase from the 5...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Expectations for Small Business Growth in 2018 Rise as Confidence Steadies »
Small businesses (< $5M in revenue) finished 2017 strong, reporting both revenue increases and optimism for f...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
November Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 37 Percent over October »
Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 12 percent in November 2017 over November of last year and 37 percent over October...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Cash Flow Concerns Cause Three in Four Small Businesses to Delay Routine Purchases »
Cash flow issues are an overriding concern for most small businesses in the United States, according to the recent Busines...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
End-of-year Payments Challenge Many Small Businesses »
A majority of U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will end the calendar year with at least one significant...
Friday, November 17, 2017
Global Supply Chain Risk Drops for Third Straight Quarter »
Political uncertainty and natural disasters from across the world failed to weaken global supply chain risk in Q3, accordi...
Monday, November 6, 2017
Total Bankruptcy Business Filings Increase from September, Decline from Last Year »
Total U.S. bankruptcy filings increased 2 percent in October 2017 over October of last year, according to data provided by...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Same Day ACH Debits Go Live with Nearly 2 Million Transactions in the First 11 Processing Days »
Same Day ACH for debits had an immediate impact on how consumers and businesses make payments, according to NACHA – The El...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Chapter 11 Bankruptcies Rise, Overall Commercial Filings Drop »
Commercial chapter 11 filings totaled 425 in September, a 16 percent increase over September 2016’s total of 365 filings,...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Communicate to Collaborate »
Every day, in our professional and personal lives, we need other people to do things for us. Whether it’s needing a new cu...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Collected Wisdom: Advice for New Credit Professionals »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, NACM North Central asks a small group of members to respond to a diffe...

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