May 1 2015 05, 2015

Are You Maintaining Consistent Credit Practices?

By | 2017-02-12T14:41:05+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

  One of the biggest issues that many small businesses have is that they are so rushed in handling their day-to-day operations that they never get around to putting specific procedures and processes in place to govern their business operations. Extending credit, billing and collecting payments, and handling delinquent credit accounts are some of the [...]

Apr 13 2015 04, 2015

How to Properly Assess the Risks of Extending International Credit

By | 2017-05-10T13:22:10+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

We are now living in the era of the connection economy. With every year that passes, the Internet makes it easier and easier for small companies to do business on a global scale. Opening up the entire world as a potential customer is an extremely attractive proposition for many businesses, but there are also significant [...]

Apr 8 2015 04, 2015

Preventing Collections and Fraud Before They Happen

By | 2017-05-10T13:26:10+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Delinquent credit accounts are one of the biggest drags on the cashflow of a small business. The situation gets even worse when those accounts are the result of a fraud that has been perpetrated against your business. In order to protect your business, you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your [...]

Apr 2 2015 04, 2015

Improving Your Accounts Receivable Conversion Rate

By | 2017-05-10T13:35:30+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

One of the easiest ways to reduce the number of your credit accounts that fall into collections is to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to maximize your accounts receivable conversion rate. This can include everything from analyzing your billing statements to what forms of payment you accept. While it might [...]

Mar 30 2015 03, 2015

6 Reasons Why Rising Credit Card Balances Should Scare Small Businesses

By | 2018-05-09T10:51:49+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

A recent article from ACA International quoted a report from Transunion that says that credit card balances are at their highest levels since 2008. While this is a scary notion for the general population, it has even more frightening implications for businesses that must extend credit to their customers in order to complete sales. With [...]

Mar 25 2015 03, 2015

Debt Collection Laws in Canada

By | 2017-05-10T13:37:54+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

While many people living near the border don’t think anything of venturing into Canada, our neighbor to the north represents a completely different world when it comes to debt collection practices. Much like the United States has done with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Canadian government has established a long list of rules [...]

Feb 28 2015 02, 2015

How to Grow Your Business with Minimal Debt

By | 2017-05-10T13:39:25+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

If a penny saved is really a penny earned, then you should not overlook the importance of minimizing your burn rate in order to grow your business successfully. If you can reduce any of your regular expenses like cost of raw materials or labor, you can instantly increase the amount of growth that you will [...]

Feb 23 2015 02, 2015

Understanding Debt Collection in Texas

By | 2017-05-10T14:41:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) sets strict federal guidelines that apply to any professional debt collector attempting to collect a third party debt in the United States. These regulations were put into place in order to protect consumers from predatory collectors who attempt to obtain payment through threats of violence or by misrepresenting [...]

Feb 18 2015 02, 2015

Oral vs. Written: How to Handle Debt Collection Disputes

By | 2017-05-10T14:42:30+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

In today’s collection environment, disputed collections and inaccurate information are influencing the collection process at an alarming rate. The dispute process is viewed by many debtors as a loophole to get out of a debt that they rightly owe, but it also allows for a reasonable way for people to call out collection companies who [...]

Feb 13 2015 02, 2015

Why the FDCPA is Good for Debt Collectors

By | 2017-05-10T01:57:52+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was designed to protect consumers from hostile or fraudulent debt collectors. Many concerns have been raised that these regulations make it more difficult for debt collectors to obtain payments for legitimate debts, but there might be another aspect to consider. Debt collection is a difficult business, and any [...]