The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q4

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q4

Click here to download the Index as a PDF Index reveals more uncertainty with first year-over-year decline since 2016 How to Interpret the Index BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. The Index is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data as… Read more »

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Surviving in an Uncertain Economy

The US economy has been on an upswing for the past decade, after recovering from the financial crisis of 2008. But economic growth is never linear, and signs of a future downturn are beginning to emerge. 2018 was the worst year for stocks since 2008, with the Dow falling 5.6% and the S&P down 6.2%.[1]… Read more »

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BlueTarp Grows Retail Client Base with WebstaurantStore and Clark National Accounts

BlueTarp’s B2B Credit Program Streamlines Purchase-to-Payment Process BlueTarp Financial, the leading B2B credit management company, recently announced that e-retailer WebstaurantStore and Clark National Accounts, both brands of Clark Associates, Inc., have partnered with BlueTarp for its customizable B2B credit program including ecommerce integration. BlueTarp’s credit program is a unique combination of technology, services, funding and… Read more »

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q3

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q3

Click here to download the Index as a PDF How to Interpret the Index BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. The Index is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data as well as three macro-economic factors: building permits, construction spend, and consumer… Read more »

The Industrial Economy in 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

The Industrial Economy in 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

For nearly a decade, the U.S. economy has been trending upward. But economies go through regular cycles of growth and recession, and many analysts agree that businesses should expect a downturn within the next couple of years. “The economy will probably start slowing down in the second half of 2018,” says Alex Chausovsky, senior consulting… Read more »

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How to Cut Friction and Boost Collaboration Between Credit and Sales

In many companies, credit and sales goals aren’t totally contradictory, but they’re not perfectly parallel either—a dynamic that can cause unproductive friction that hurts the whole business. The sales team wants potential customers to be approved quickly and seamlessly—receiving a generous line of credit that they can start using immediately. Meanwhile, credit staffers want to… Read more »

What Makes an Effective Self-service Customer Portal?

What Makes an Effective Self-service Customer Portal?

Although there are distinctions between the B2B and B2C buying experience, more and more B2B customers expect their suppliers to mirror the interactions they have with retailers in their personal lives. Today’s B2B buyers are self-sufficient and digitally focused, and they expect easy-to-navigate digital platforms that allow them to complete tasks without disrupting their workflow.… Read more »