photo of group meeting preapring for an uncertain economy

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 »

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 »

WHy a 24-hour credit approval isn't fast enough

Why a 24-hour Credit Approval Isn’t Fast Enough

Success is no longer just the absence of problems. Sure, customers expect you to have the product they need, have it delivered promptly, have the order be accurately fulfilled, and be billed without error. However, in the world where Amazon has set the standard for convenience and speed, saving customers’ time will earn you a… Read more »

Monitor fraud on an ongoing basis

Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

The scam started simply: Someone took the information of a Canadian company that had been inactive for several years, renamed it and began placing orders with building supply companies. But whoever placed the orders never intended to pay for them. Before anyone realized what was going on, the scammer had ordered from more than 180… Read more »

How to Accelerate Your B2B Sales

Webinar: How to Accelerate Your B2B Sales

On November 7, 2017 BlueTarp presented to the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors to share insights on how to accelerate B2B sales – including e-commerce. Learn how to evolve your credit approach from a manual, one-size-fits-all approach to a more dynamic, customer-centric growth engine. You’ll hear best practices that include: How to win new customers and… Read more »

Ten Insider Tips

Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

Take it from us – we’ve screened thousands of customers for creditworthiness for over 20 years. We know how to screen out bankruptcy and fraud, and mitigate disputes and slow pay. Check out our top ten tips for how to screen for risk, once you have the application in hand.   Interested in learning more? Check out four… Read more »