Business Credit

Business Credit is a magazine covering finance, business risk management and provides information for the extension of credit, maintenance of accounts receivable, and cash asset management. It is published 10 times per year by the National Association of Credit Management.Subjects for Business Credit include banking, finance and investments.

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 6, June

Count on NACM
A few years ago, I read an article in Fortune magazine that summarized how I feel about education and defined the new requirements for today's business professional. I'd like to share the essence of that article with you and tell you how it compliments...
Effective Time Management
While time management has long been an important business skill, it has become even more critical as today's organizations move at "Internet speed" to remain competitive. The role of credit professionals continues to expand, and credit managers are...
E-Stress
The credit professional of the 21 century is bombarded with a plethora of new ways of conducting business. E-commerce is just one of the dozens of innovative processes that a credit manager faces day in and day out. What can result, without proper...
Eugene Perry
International Credit Perspective--A Series of Interviews with Some of the World's Leading Practitioners Educator and International Expert Eugene Perry is the author of Practical Export Trade Finance, published by Dow Jones-Irwin. I asked Mr....
Formula for Success
In 1997, American Check Management (ACM) entered into a pilot program as the preferred provider of check guarantee services with a small group of very aggressive NACM affiliates. The marketing partnership formed therein has grown to incredible stature....
From Appalachia to India. U.S. Small Businesses Are Going Global
There are some 23 million small businesses in the United States; but only about 1 percent sell their goods outside the country. Fortunately, the number of businesses that export is increasing, more than tripling in the past seven years. The main reason...
From Appalachia to India: U.S. Small Businesses Are Going Global
There are some 23 million small businesses in the United States; but only about 1 percent sell their goods outside the country. Fortunately, the number of businesses that export is increasing, more than tripling in the past seven years.The main reason...
Global Mergers & Acquisitions Explode
On a fairly typical day in April, Mergerstat, a Los Angeles-based company that tracks mergers and acquisitions (M&As), updated its daily postings to reflect 42 new M&A deals with values of more than $100 million per deal. All were announced...
How Many Scorecards Do I Need for My Business Lending Environment?
Credit scoring is a tool that is gaining acceptance in the business lending industry to solicit new customers, evaluate the creditworthiness of applicants for credit products, and manage existing accounts throughout the credit lifecycle. Solutions...
Illinois Lien Law-Part 2
Mechanics' Lien on Public Funds Liens for improvements on public property are governed exclusively by Illinois Revised Statutes chapter 770 LICS 60/23. The type of lien provided for in (ss)23 differs from a lien on private property in several significant...
International Insight
Hot Spots--Canada With European economies now expanding, those in Asia having largely overcome the 1997/98 crisis, several in Latin America doing quite well, and opportunities opening up everywhere, it may be worth reminding ourselves that one of...
Making Exporting a Part of Your Business Strategy
The United States is the world's largest exporter of goods and services, and exports accounted for almost a third of our economic growth for much of the past 10 years. During the last seven years, both U.S. goods and services exports have increased...
New Paradigm for Trade Credit: On-Line Marketplaces Introduce Third-Party Lenders, Market Pricing
E-commerce and the growth of on-line marketplaces are pushing trade credit in a new direction, one that could undermine the traditional paradigm of seller-provided credit on standard industry terms. The impact on corporate credit managers so far has...
Open Accounts
Sweeping Law Establishes Contractors' Rights in Arizona Subcontractors in Arizona are witnessing a new era, which began April 12 when Gov Jane Dee Hull (R) signed the "Contractors' Bill of Rights" legislation. ASA of Arizona and ASA of Greater Phoenix...
Organizational Alignment of the Credit and Accounts Receivable Function
Global competition demands the elimination of all activities that add cost without increasing value. As companies implement restructuring to improve customer service and end costly redundancy, they are rediscovering centralized credit and accounts...
Realizing the Promise of ERP and E-Commerce through Credit, Financing and Collections Automation
If your organization is like most, it has implemented ERP--an Enterprise Resource Planning software solution. The project Was most likely driven by the need to improve working capital, enhance manufacturing and logistics and well as resolve any Y2K...
Selling by Consignment: How to Protect Yourself
Many credit managers have dealt with the following problem. One of my clients had delivered goods on consignment to a financially troubled company. The financially troubled company used the consigned goods in manufacturing a finished product for sale....
The Challenges Presented by E-Commerce
As old line corporations delve into e-commerce, commercial credit professionals need to evaluate the role they should play. What they should not do is sit back and just wait for it to happen. The consequences of taking such a laissez faire attitude...
The NACM Website: Your Association's Online Resource
As companies across the globe try to keep pace with the changing technology in today's information age, it has become increasingly difficult to set your organization apart from the rest. NACM-National, however, continues to meet that challenge daily...
The Nominations Are In.And the Winners Are
Annually, NACM requests nominations from its membership far candidates who epitomize a credit professional. NACM; led by the National Honors and Awards Committee, looks for nominees who continually strive to improve Themselves and their profession while...
Trends: 401(k) Industry to Face Challenges and Growth throughout 2000
In the good old days (let's call 'em me '90s), if you had a vacancy or created a new position, there were usually plenty of worthy candidates lined up outside your HR office, waiting to get inside. You wouldn't dream of offering a signing bonus to...
Update On.WWW.Nacm.Org
The NACM Website: Your Association's Online Resource As companies across the globe try to keep pace with the changing technology in today's information age, it has become increasingly difficult to set your organization apart from the rest. NACM-National,...
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