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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Collection Agency »
When needing outside assistance to collect past-due accounts, choosing a collection agency may seem like a daunting task....
Friday, April 12, 2019
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Decreased in March »
Commercial bankruptcy filings decreased 12 percent in March 2019 to 3,248 from the 3,709 business filings recorded in Marc...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Growth Slows, but No Recession Yet »
Global economic growth has significantly deteriorated in the first quarter of 2019, but economists from credit rating agen...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Commercial Chapter 11 Filings Increase 60 Percent from Previous Year »
Total commercial chapter 11 filings in February 2019 increased 60 percent over the same period last year, according to dat...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
When is the Right Time to Send Accounts to a Collection Agency? »
In credit management, you have many tools to help you collect money internally, but what happens when: Your c...
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Harness the Psychology Behind Success »
What do the superstars of success know that the rest of us do not? Why do some people seem to rise to the top in...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Fourth Quarter of 2018 Signals Potential Trouble »
The fourth quarter capped a second year of solid performance and growth for small-business credit, but there are signs tha...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Declined in January »
The January 2019 commercial bankruptcy filing total of 2,907 represented a 1 percent decrease from the December 2018 comme...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Credit and Sales: Developing a Closer Relationship for Better Results »
The sales department is working hard to bring in more business. The credit department is making decisions aimed at managin...
Friday, January 25, 2019
Businesses Expect Continued Growth Despite Softening Economic Outlook »
Most small and midsize U.S. businesses have a positive outlook for the domestic economy and expect their businesses to con...
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Total Bankruptcy Filings Decreased 2 Percent in 2018; Commercial Chapter 11s Dipped 5 Percent ​ »
  Total bankruptcy filings during calendar year 2018 decreased 2 percent from 2017, according to data from America...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Federal Government Shutdown Delays Bankruptcy Payments »
If you’re awaiting payments from vendors that filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, don’t expect to find them in your...
Monday, December 17, 2018
European Data Privacy Rules and You ​ »
  During the past few months, you’ve likely seen numerous website popup messages asking you to review updated priv...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Upward Commercial Bankruptcy Filing Trends Continue in November »
Commercial chapter 11 filings increased 50 percent in November 2018 over November of last year, according to data provided...
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...

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