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  • How business leadership is changing for the next generation

    How business leadership is changing for the next generation

    By 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. Many are moving into leadership positions and look for ways to incorporate technology to improve work/life balance and streamline operations

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2019 Q2

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2019 Q2

    BlueTarp's Q2 2019 Building Supply Index is holding steady, but nearly 25% of contractors expect the economy to decline in the next 12 months

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  • Sunshine Ace Grows B2B Business with BlueTarp’s Credit Platform

    Sunshine Ace Grows B2B Business with BlueTarp’s Credit Platform

    Sunshine Ace needed a credit partner that could help them free up cash flow, provide extended terms, and protect them from risk.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2019 Q1

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2019 Q1

    The Index continues to show year-over-year decline despite bullish outlook. The current unadjusted average is 120.97 and the trailing average is 133.39.

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  • Surviving in an uncertain economy

    Surviving in an uncertain economy

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  • A look at rising delinquency levels

    A look at rising delinquency levels

    We’re seeing payment behavior in 2018 is starting to mirror the lead-up to the recession in 2008. This chart reflects our delinquency data for 10k+ of our customers and looks at change in delinquency.

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  • The industrial economy in 2019: What to expect and how to prepare

    The industrial economy in 2019: What to expect and how to prepare

    The economy has been trending upwards and ITR Economist predicts it will start slowing towards the end of 2018. Learn signs of an imminent slump and BlueTarp's suggestions to prepare for slow times

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  • What Makes an Effective Self-service Customer Portal?

    What Makes an Effective Self-service Customer Portal?

    B2B buyers expect their suppliers to offer similar online tools to consumer retailers. Learn what you need for an integrated online portal that serves your customers while saving you time and money

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  • Watch How BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Your Sales Team1:13

    Watch How BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Your Sales Team

    We spoke with sales managers using BlueTarp about how they now can focus more on customer relationships with access special lines for special jobs and credit line increases when necessary.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q1

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q1

    Q1 2018 index lowers thanks to contractors expecting the next year's sales to improve with the increase in customer spend driven by consumer confidence and recent tax breaks

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  • Attracting Millennials as the Workers and Customers of Tomorrow

    Attracting Millennials as the Workers and Customers of Tomorrow

    In a recent study, recruiters said work-life balance was millennial job seekers’ most important priority. Meanwhile, millennials ranked compensation and benefits as their top priority.

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  • Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

    Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

    77% of businesses have lost money due to fraud.[1] B2B fraud can take many forms, including account takeovers, business identity theft and even shell companies.

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  • Three Surprising Ways Your Credit Platform is Slowing Down Sales—And How to Fix Them

    Three Surprising Ways Your Credit Platform is Slowing Down Sales—And How to Fix Them

    A manual, one-size-fits-all approach to credit can turn away prospects, create inefficient sales targeting and distract your sales team from selling.

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  • Three Ways to Upgrade Your B2B Customer Experience

    Three Ways to Upgrade Your B2B Customer Experience

    The evolving consumer experience has led B2B customers to expect similar, but not identical, experiences when doing business with their suppliers.The key is to understand where those differences lie.

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

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

    In the world where Amazon has set the standard for convenience and speed, saving customers’ time will earn you a competitive advantage – for both your online and off-line customers.

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  • Three Ways to Turn Your Credit Program into a Dynamic Growth Engine1:00:48

    Three Ways to Turn Your Credit Program into a Dynamic Growth Engine

    BlueTarp partnered with the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors to present our top tips and latest best practices. Learn how to accelerate your B2B sales – including e-commerce. We’ll disc

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  • The Blind Side: Is Your A/R Program Saving Customers’ Time and Effort?

    The Blind Side: Is Your A/R Program Saving Customers’ Time and Effort?

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  • Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

    Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

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  • Will you lose customers if you refuse credit cards?

    Will you lose customers if you refuse credit cards?

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  • Watch how BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Credit Managers2:23

    Watch how BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Credit Managers

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q4

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q4

    BlueTarp's quarterly measures of the economic health of the building supply industry continues to show industry stability. Contractor confidence is high.

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  • What are your true costs of providing in-house credit?

    What are your true costs of providing in-house credit?

    Knowing the true combined costs of extending credit to your customers is key to managing your program in an industry like building supply where margins are only 4-5%

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  • Do your customers expect online credit tools?

    Do your customers expect online credit tools?

    Today’s customers, young and old, expect online tools for in-house account origination and easy management once an account has been opened.

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  • Watch How BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Your Customers2:43

    Watch How BlueTarp Makes Business Better for Your Customers

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  • Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?1:31

    Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?

    Taking early action ensures the health and security of your business. Learn 4 key areas to focus on to strengthen your cash flow and build up your cash reserves.

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  • Getting Paid: Credit Strategies That Work1:00

    Getting Paid: Credit Strategies That Work

    Learn the surprising cost of your credit program when using credit cards and early pay discounts, see risk trends over the past year and how you can prepare for the next downturn.

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  • Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow1:37

    Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow

    Do you have strong sales, but are not always paid on time? Set your sights on growth by starting with a clean balance sheet and strong cash flow. Watch how.

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  • How One National Supplier Modernized Its B2B Customer Experience

    How One National Supplier Modernized Its B2B Customer Experience

    A national supplier partnered with BlueTarp so they could expand a new business segment while facing both brick-and-mortar and online competitors.

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  • Watch how BlueTarp funds and protects your business1:58

    Watch how BlueTarp funds and protects your business

    BlueTarp is a B2B credit management company that funds and protects your business. Improve your cash flow – Get paid upfront, at the frequency of your choice, so you can invest with confidence and s

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  • Curry Ace Partners with BlueTarp to Scale for B2B Growth

    Curry Ace Partners with BlueTarp to Scale for B2B Growth

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  • What is the true cost of a customer?

    What is the true cost of a customer?

    Most dealers precisely know their gross margins but may still be surprised to find that some customers are costing them money rather than being profitable. What can you do to increase sales?

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  • Customize your credit program from purchase to payment2:00

    Customize your credit program from purchase to payment

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  • New tariffs and rising delinquencies will put pressure on your cash flow – three ways to prepare

    New tariffs and rising delinquencies will put pressure on your cash flow – three ways to prepare

    Tariffs exacerbate the impact of delinquencies, suppliers that are taking steps to combat losses can face the future with confidence. Learn three ways to prepare for future changes.

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  • Do you accept credit cards as payment on in-house accounts or refuse and risk losing customers?

    Do you accept credit cards as payment on in-house accounts or refuse and risk losing customers?

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  • Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow1:37

    Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow

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  • Entering a New B2B Segment? Here’s How to Optimize Approval Rates While Reducing Risk

    Entering a New B2B Segment? Here’s How to Optimize Approval Rates While Reducing Risk

    Learn how to customize your existing credit model to tailor it for your new B2B segment and optimize it for instant decisioning and ongoing monitoring.

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  • Case Study: Fairhaven Lumber Co

    Case Study: Fairhaven Lumber Co

    Fairhaven Lumber focuses on securing long-term stability and growth so they can focus more energy on customer service, have reliable cash flow to take guesswork out of planning for the next generation

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  • Case Study: Ben's Contractor Center and BlueTarp

    Case Study: Ben's Contractor Center and BlueTarp

    The ability to offer larger lines and longer terms means Ben’s Contractor Center can be on equal footing with the bigbox finance programs.

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  • Is there a better way?

    Is there a better way?

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  • LBM Journal:  Are you ready for growth?

    LBM Journal: Are you ready for growth?

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  • Killer cash flow: part II

    Killer cash flow: part II

    How to Build the Cash Reserves You Need to Guard Against the Next Downturn

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  • Do early-pay discounts deliver the value they are costing you?

    Do early-pay discounts deliver the value they are costing you?

    Carefully examine what you are getting in return by offering a 1% or 2% early-pay discount. You could be spending that money in a way that is much more impactful.

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  • Funding alternatives when banks say “no!”

    Funding alternatives when banks say “no!”

    Typical dealers of windows and doors need a $1.5 million line of credit (LOC) for every $10 million in business. Finding a bank is hard on its own, but where do you turn to if they turn you down?

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  • Tips for managing credit: published in LBM Journal

    Tips for managing credit: published in LBM Journal

    Learn best practices to collect from late customers and still keep them happy.

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  • Four collection tips to set your customer up for success: As featured in ProSales Magazine

    Four collection tips to set your customer up for success: As featured in ProSales Magazine

    Learn tips and best practices to support your customer and help solve the barriers that are preventing payment, all while maintaining a positive relationship.

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  • Trust but verify: ProSales letter to the editor

    Trust but verify: ProSales letter to the editor

    Loss-mitigation techniques are helpful, but do not address the most important form of protection: determining who is actually a good credit risk and who is still a bad bet.

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  • Does credit make you vulnerable? Published by CSA

    Does credit make you vulnerable? Published by CSA

    Jim Moody, President of CSA, discusses partnering with BlueTarp to increase your cash flow and protect yourself from credit risk.

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  • GNH Lumber and BlueTarp

    GNH Lumber and BlueTarp

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  • Central Network Retail Group and BlueTarp

    Central Network Retail Group and BlueTarp

    CNRG operates without a centralized corporate headquarters, and uses BlueTarp to standardize its credit programs across its portfolio, while still offering customized lines

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  • Case study: Northern Tool + Equipment

    Case study: Northern Tool + Equipment

    After switching to BlueTarp from a previous credit provider, Northern Tool's credit approvals doubled, sales increased, staff had more time for sales, and customer satisfaction and loyalty improved.

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  • Case study: Pacific Building Center and BlueTarp

    Case study: Pacific Building Center and BlueTarp

    Pacific Building Center chose to overhaul their credit services with help from BlueTarp to increase pro customer sales, gain improved, predictable cash flow and reduce credit-related risk.

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  • Case study: Your credit manager and BlueTarp

    Case study: Your credit manager and BlueTarp

    Credit managers working with BlueTarp are supported with cutting-edge web tools and professional staff. They have easy access to information, expertise and technology, making their jobs easier.

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  • Five Questions to Ask a Credit, Collections, or Finance Company

    Five Questions to Ask a Credit, Collections, or Finance Company

    Iit’s a good time to consider making your credit program a growth engine instead of a drain on cash. As you explore your options, these questions can help you determine the right fit for your needs.

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  • Tips for Managing Credit: Published in LBM Journal

    Tips for Managing Credit: Published in LBM Journal

    Learn best practices to collect from late customers and still keep them happy.

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  • Protect Yourself From the Four Most Disruptive Credit Risks

    Protect Yourself From the Four Most Disruptive Credit Risks

    Effective credit screening is a mix of science and art and is a skill you can hone with attention to a few key details. Learn these best practices to protect yourself from credit risk.

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