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Thursday, December 8, 2016
November Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Increase 26 Percent Over Previous Year »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 26 percent in November 2016 over November of last year, according to da...
Monday, November 28, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Favorite Websites and Publications »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Monday, November 28, 2016
Small Business Severe Delinquencies Dropped in Q3 »
While small business in Q3 enjoyed strong job growth and stable credit conditions, utilization rates continued to fall, ac...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Unpaid Small Business Invoices Equal 5 Percent of the GDP »
The value of unpaid invoices due to small businesses is $825 billion—equal to 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Median Small Business Cash Reserves Provide Only 27 Days of Security »
Median small businesses are barely living month to month with enough cash to only withstand 27 days without cash inflows t...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Upward Business Bankruptcy Trend Continues »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 21 percent in October 2016 over October of last year, according to data...
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Electronic B2B Payments are Finally Catching Up to Checks »
Electronic payment is the preferred payment method by a majority of entrepreneurs and finance professionals (51.6 percent)...
Friday, October 28, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Credit Career Advancement Advice »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Fall Forum Highlights Tactful Self-Promotion, Honors Member Achievements »
On Oct. 13, 2016, credit professionals gathered at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott for the annual Forius Fall Forum confe...
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Business Bankruptcies Decreased in September but are up 28 Percent for the Year »
U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings during the first nine months of the year increased 28 percent to 28,789 over the 22,444...
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Credit Department Surprises »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Survey: Electronic Payment Growth is Likely as Same-Day ACH Implementation Begins »
As same-day ACH credit payments become possible with implementation of a new NACHA rule , 70 percent of treasury and fi...
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Master the Art of Tactful Self-Promotion »
For many people, the concept of self-promotion is cringe-worthy. Most of us have seen shameless self-promoters in action....
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Small-Business Credit Conditions Are Improving »
Current credit conditions for small businesses are improving across most of the United States, according to the latest Exp...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
August Business Bankruptcy Filings Increase 28 Percent from Previous Year »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 28 percent in August 2016 over August of last year, according to data p...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Industry Groups Help Credit Pros Dive Deeper »
Credit professionals know that information is power. Every day, they rely on data to protect their companies’ balance shee...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Credit Professional Personality Traits »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Sunday, August 7, 2016
July Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Increase 10 Percent »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 10 percent in July 2016 over July of last year, according to data provi...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Reducing Risk Through Supply Chain Management »
Traditionally, corporate credit departments manage risk by focusing on their customers. They monitor customers’ ability to...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Most Noteworthy Changes to the Credit Profession »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Climb 29 Percent for the First Half of 2016 »
Total commercial filings during the first six months of the year (Jan. 1-June 30) increased 29 percent to 19,470 over the...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Rise in Business Failures is Likely This Year »
The health of the global economy will deteriorate further in 2016 as corporate insolvencies are expected to rise 2 percent...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Solving the Credit Hiring and Training Dilemma »
Filling open credit positions, training new credit department employees and keeping turnover rates low are ongoing challen...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Collected Wisdom: NACM Credit Congress Highlights »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Seeking Faster Payment? Good Luck With That. »
In an attempt to keep cashflow healthy and minimize the number of past-due accounts, A/R and credit departments seek a mag...
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Despite Improved Access to Capital, Small Businesses Still Rely on Personal Funds »
The ability of small businesses to access needed capital has steadily risen in the past four years, according to the secon...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
North Dakota Economy Dips 6 Percent »
Following an impressive period of growth, North Dakota’s economy experienced a drop of nearly 6 percent in 2015. Prairie...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Late Payments Threaten European Job Growth »
Late payments and long payment terms are resulting in lost jobs and growth opportunities throughout Europe, according to t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Financial Professionals Share Their Top Accounts Payable Frustrations »
If you’re frustrated about certain customers consistently requesting another copy of an invoice, paying late or having an...
Friday, June 3, 2016
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Increase for the Seventh Consecutive Month »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 32 percent in May 2016 over May of last year, according to data from th...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Building a Network »
  Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a differe...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
“Corporate Compliance” Email Scam Targets Minnesota Businesses »
Last month, we told you about several scams targeting Minnesota and North Dakota businesses. Add yet another one to the...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Small Business Credit Conditions Remain Positive »
Credit conditions for small businesses remained relatively stable during the first quarter of 2016, as delinquency and ban...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Commercial Bankruptcy Filings Climb Yet Again »
Total U.S. commercial bankruptcy filings increased 32 percent in April 2016 over April of last year, according to the late...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Collected Wisdom: Job Satisfaction »
Each month as part of the Collected Wisdom feature, Forius asks a small group of members to respond to a different questio...

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