Use financial benchmarking to stay competitive

Mar 25, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Use financial benchmarking to stay competitive

Businesses that use financial benchmarking to compare their performance with that of competitors can better target opportunities in the market, set goals and lay out strategy, according to entrepreneur and business author Kate Lister.Valuable


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Consumers must protect themselves from dishonest debt collectors

Mar 24, 2011 Kyle Duncan

With more and more people unable to pay off their debts due to the tough economy, the debt collection industry has seen an increase in demand for its services. But with the increased demand has come an increase in the number of collectors and


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Success of auto bailout remains an uncertainty

Mar 24, 2011 Brian Bradley

In late 2008, the federal government poured $85 billion into the auto industry as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. More than two years later, the success of that investment remains an uncertainty, according to a recent report by the


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Debt collector releases its first industry bill of rights

Mar 24, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A debt collection agency and buyer of consumer debt released what it considers to be the first bill of rights for the industry. Encore Capital Group revealed its Consumer Bill of Rights, which details the company's commitment to proper


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Consumers on the lookout for bank fees

Mar 24, 2011 Brian Bradley

If the recession taught consumers anything, it was that they need to be more wary about how banks issue fees. As a result, more consumers are willing to switch banks rather than pay fees, according to a recent survey from Princeton Survey Research


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