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. 108, No. 2, February

An International Perspective at Credit Congress
NACM's international arm, Finance, Credit and International Business (FCIB), will host its annual gathering for those involved in international credit on Monday, May 22nd. Don't miss the opportunity to network with international credit and trade finance...
An Overview of Illinois Mechanics Lien Law
The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act (the "Act") offers important protection to parties that provide services, labor or materials for construction projects by granting them a right to record a mechanics lien against real property as a means to secure their...
B2B: A Growing Target for Fraud
Identity thieves have gained deserved notoriety for turning the lives of individual victims upside down. But there's another target far less apt to get attention from taw enforcement officials, lawmakers or the media: victimized businesses. Companies...
Credit at Work
Dear Andy: Credit professionals are in growing demand in my area, and I'm concerned about employee turnover. What are some useful strategies for retaining staff? You are wise to be concerned about employee retention in the current business environment....
Credit at Work
Dear Andy: Credit professionals are in growing demand in my area, and I'm concerned about employee turnover. What are some useful strategies for retaining staff?You are wise to be concerned about employee retention in the current business environment....
Credit Chameleon: A New Look at Your Job Title
If I thought my job as a Credit Manager was just to call customers to collect money, I would have stayed at George Goodyear's collection agency in Charlotte, NC, where I started my career 25 years ago. What has made me successful has been my recognition...
Credit Groups: A Best Practice for Credit Managers
As their industry becomes increasingly national--even global--credit managers find less opportunities to get together, network and exchange useful information. Fortunately, they can still gather at the industry credit group meetings organized through...
Credit Management Track at Credit Congress
Your day-to-day business activities center around core credit management functions. Use the following sessions to strengthen your credit management knowledge and become a more valuable asset to your company.14043. How Credit Departments Are Delivering...
Credit Management Track at Credit Congress: Your Day-to-Day Business Activities Center around Core Credit Management Functions. Use the Following Sessions to Strengthen Your Credit Management Knowledge and Become a More Valuable Asset to Your Company
14043. How Credit Departments Are Delivering Enterprise-Wide Value Panel Moderator: AvantGard GETPAID The overall focus of this panel discussion centers on the role of the credit department within the organization. The role of the credit department...
Credit Scoring: The Future of Decisioning in the A/R Process
Credit scoring can be defined as a method of evaluating the credit worthiness of your customers through the implementation of a formula or set of rules. Testing the credit worthiness of your customer base via credit scoring or a statistical model is...
February/March
FEBRUARY February 6 Teleconference: Hiring Smart Presenter: Start Godbehere For more information, please contact the NACM Meetings Dept. at 410.740.5560. February 9-10 FCIB Forest Products Export Credit Group Meeting Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel...
General Session & Super Session
SpeakersNACM is excited that Steve Farber has accepted our invitation to speak at this year's Opening General Session on Monday, May 22nd from 8:30- 10:45am.Steve Farber is the president of Extreme Leadership, Incorporated-an organization devoted to...
Get Paid on Time, Every Time
Smart money management is essential to the success of any business. Today, there are a myriad of services--often available from just one vendor, that can help you manage your company's receivables. Electronic Fund Transfers, Credit Card Acceptance,...
Hot Spots: Egypt
Before beginning his fifth six-year term as Egypt's Head of State Last September, Hosni Mubarak vowed to set the nation on a new track with "free and fair" elections, with constitutional amendments to strengthen parliament and political parties and...
Hot Spots: Egypt
Before beginning his fifth six-year term as Egypt's Head of State Last September, Hosni Mubarak vowed to set the nation on a new track with "free and fair" elections, with constitutional amendments to strengthen parliament and political parties and to...
Housing Information
Sleeping rooms have been reserved at two Nashville hotels. As always, we urge you to make your hotel accommodations at one of these two convention hotels in order for NACM to continue to maximize its room block, and help keep negotiated room rates as...
Industry Day Sessions
Industry Day Sessions are designed for attendees to gather and network by like industries. Please note that these are not "closed" group meetings (unless indicated), and everyone is welcome to attend any of these sessions: Monday May 22, 2:00-5:00pm...
Initial Months on the Job Crucial for Employees
If you recently started in a new credit position, chances are you probably spent the first few months adjusting to the work environment and staying current with issues impacting your role. But now that you've been on board for a while and are more familiar...
Legalese Made Easy!
NACM presents the hottest legal issues today presented by experts on the subject. Don't miss your opportunity to get the facts in Nashville!14040. Bankruptcy Update One Year LaterSpeakers: Wanda Borges, Esq., Borges & Associates, LLC and Bruce Nathan,...
Legalese Made Easy! NACM Presents the Hottest Legal Issues Today Presented by Experts on the Subject. Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Get the Facts in Nashville!
14040. Bankruptcy Update One Year Later Speakers: Wanda Borges, Esq., Borges & Associates, LLC and Bruce Nathan, Esq., Lowenstein Sandier PC This program will focus on how debtors and creditors are dealing with changes to the Bankruptcy Abuse...
Make Every Connection Count
The goal of networking is always essentially the same: reach as many people as possible, and make every connection count. It's a necessary tool for every business professional. Everyone counts in networking. If you are genuinely interested and share...
Mentoring
I have often been advised by fellow credit professionals that while they would like to be a mentor, they do not have any formal training that would allow them to become one. My response is always the same: we have been Mentors, and have been mentored,...
NACM Celebrates Professional Achievements
NACM's 2006 Award Winners will be honored at die Opening General Session of the annual Credit Congress & Exposition on Monday, May 22, 2006 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Over one thousand business credit executives will...
NACM's 110 Credit Congress ... in Tune with Music City
The dazzling sights and sounds of Nashville' often referred to as Music City, will provide the backdrop for the 110th Annual Credit Congress May 21-24. Intermixed with famous and aspiring country music, pop and blues artists, it is a city that offers...
NACM's 110th Credit Congress. in Tune with Music City
The dazzling sights and sounds of Nashville, often referred to as Music City, will provide the backdrop for the 110th Annual Credit Congress May 21-24. Intermixed with famous and aspiring country music, pop and blues artists, it is a city that offers...
NACM's Silent AUCTION
NACM is once again pleased to present a Silent Auction during this year's Credit Congress. An exciting selection of items will be available on-site on which to bid. With each winning bid you'll receive a unique prize and know that your contribution to...
NACM Teleconferences
NACM is pleased that these teleconference presenters will also be addressing audiences in person in Nashville. Don't miss putting a face to a name at the Credit Congress or hearing more from your favorite speaker later in the year! Monday, March...
Networking Events
Credit Congress is the one opportunity each year to build and strengthen long-term relationships that will multiply your professional resources. Make the most of this year's offerings and make the connections you need. Here are some wonderful opportunities:...
Opportunity of a Lifetime
As with every other business sector, in recent years the credit management industry has been negatively impacted. The weakened U.S. economy--acerbated by many factors including downsizing, mergers, and acquisitions--has led to employees feeling undervalued...
Optional Activities
Sunday, May 21Music City, USA9:00am -1:00pm$65.00 per personOn this exciting tour you see the many faces that make up Music City, USA. It begins with a driving tour of Music Row, home of recording studios and music publishing offices. Next, you tour...
Purchase Money Security Interest Suppliers Beware: Tracing Collateral Proceeds Is No Sure Thing
When a supplier sells product to a financially distressed customer and obtains a purchase money security interest in the product and all proceeds to secure payment of its claim, the supplier has no assurance that it can recover from the proceeds of...
The Certified Credit Professional
The Mark Of Excellence In The Field Of Credit And Risk ManagementNACM Communications Dept.In a 2001 survey by Robert Half International, 85 percent of the 1,400 CFOs surveyed "believed that a professional certification... can boost career advancement...
The Certified Credit Professional: The Mark of Excellence in the Field of Credit and Risk Management
In a 2001 survey by Robert Half International, 85 percent of the 1,400 CFOs surveyed "believed that a professional certification ... can boost career advancement opportunities." Over the past two decades, a number of factors have created a rapidly...
The Critical Business Value of Attending Credit Congress
Today there are many sources for getting information you need in your daily life ... books and other publications in print and online, CDs/DVDs, the Internet, NACM's Resource Library, web blogs and other media. But it's important to understand that...
The Least Expensive Way to Prevent Business Credit Fraud
Business credit fraud has been written about more and more, as new and more sophisticated technology assists this type of criminal behavior. NACM's Asset Protection Group (APG) is dedicated to fighting business credit fraud and is committed to providing...
The Radical LEAP: Extreme Leadership at Work and Beyond
Introducing Steve Farber, General Session Keystone SpeakerIn this chaotic and extreme age, business leaders must demonstrate an unprecedented level of passion, determination, foresight, dedication and fearlessness. People won't follow empty rhetoric,...
Tips, Tools & Training Track at Credit Congress
14048. Coaching Skills for Managers Speaker: Susan Fee, M.Ed., L.P.C., Licensed Professional Counselor and Executive Coach Be the most effective manager you can by coaching employees to personal excellence. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn...
What's So Special about "Paste Special"?
I spend a tot of time answering questions about Microsoft Office programs. I see people using long, convoluted methods to achieve effects that can be done easily by using Paste Special. People use outrageous formulas in Excel, which could be eliminated...
Wide Area Workflow
What Is Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF)? WAWF is a web-enabled, paperless contracting software application. It is designed for defense contractors to create and submit invoices and/or receiving reports to government inspectors/acceptors for approval....
Wide Area Workflow
What Is Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF)?WAWF is a web-enabled, paperless contracting software application. It is designed for defense contractors to create and submit invoices and/or receiving reports to government inspectors/acceptors for approval. WAWF gives...
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