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Starting a Business? Keep These 10 Risk Factors in Mind

By Dave Donovan Considering that around half of all businesses no longer exist after five years, risk mitigation should be a crucial aspect of any new venture's strategy. But which risks do you have to watch out for the most? Here are the ten most common risk factors that can kill a startup before it finds [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|

Understanding Corporate Families and Relationships

Understanding Corporate Families and Relationships A company often comprises multiple divisions and subsidiaries. Taken together, these elements of a business are known as a corporate family. It can be useful for business owners to familiarize themselves with how vendors and customers fit into larger corporate families. The infographic below is intended to help decision makers [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|

Understanding Your D&B® Credit Limit Recommendations

Understanding Your D&B® Credit Limit Recommendations Your vendors are running businesses, too. When you ask them to extend trade credit, borrowing is a business decision for you and lending is a business decision for them. Understanding what your vendors see when they check your business credit file can help you better plan and negotiate when [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|

5 Areas You Need to Be Monitoring for Employee Theft

Employees who perpetrate business fraud can damage your reputation & balance sheet. Here are 5 of their favorite schemes & steps to help protect you.

By | February 5th, 2018|

Compliance for Small Businesses

Compliance for Small Businesses Compliance concerns affect companies of all sizes, but adhering to regulations and laws can be especially challenging for small businesses. These companies may not have the resources to hire dedicated compliance officers, so owners often find themselves trying to navigate such issues on their own. Key compliance issues are outlined below, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|

5 Commonly Overlooked Startup Risks That Can Sink a Company

New business owners need to understand the risks facing their companies. Learn from other peoples’ mistakes by reviewing these business vulnerabilities.

By | January 31st, 2018|

5 Cash-Related Fraud Types and Their Solutions

These days, one might think that a cash-handling small business is a dinosaur, given how popular debit and credit cards have become among American consumers. But don’t be fooled – cash is still king when it comes to buying stuff. Yet for all of the effort put into ensuring business owners are aware of the [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|

7 Steps to an Enterprise Risk Management Strategy

Small businesses aren’t immune to risk. Business owners can help protect their companies by crafting a sensible enterprise risk management strategy.

By | December 8th, 2017|

Business Credit and Collections: Stopping Trouble Before It Starts

Setting clear credit policies & internal practices can reduce the risk of being stuck with a bad business debt. Learn how to protect your bottom line.

By | September 5th, 2017|

Is Your Best Friend Business-Partner Material? Here’s How to Decide

Many successful businesses were founded by best friends, but there are unique challenges to this arrangement. How can you tell if partnering is a good idea?

By | August 14th, 2017|