NACM's Business Credit magazine is kicking off the new decade with a host of articles to help credit professionals prepare for the coming year, as well as a look at the association itself and its newest chairman, Phyllis Truitt, CCE, who takes the helm next month.
Truitt is a familiar face at NACM events, both local and national, and her lengthy experience as a credit executive and NACM board member has given her a unique vision for the association and its members. Get to know Phyllis by reading her profile in the January 2010 issue!
As for the features, the January edition of Business Credit includes a thorough and insightful wrap-up of the November 2009 survey question, offered monthly at www.nacm.org. The November question asked participants what their greatest concern for 2010 was, and while the economy is still quite clearly weighing on the minds of the B2B credit sector, several other concerns have moved to the forefront. Check the issue's domestic feature for a full summary, complete with participant comments and unique analysis.
Internationally, the January 2010 feature focuses on the many export opportunities offered to small businesses in the currently convalescing economy. Many governmental entities have sprung into action to try to get the nation's struggling smaller firms into international markets and there's no better place for new business than overseas, where demand is still booming in many developing markets. This article discusses how agencies have torn down the barriers keeping small businesses from exporting and how struggling companies can make the most of their money by looking outside the U.S.
Other articles in the upcoming issue deal with new legal decisions out of the Delaware courts, contracting trends on Capitol Hill and a wealth of other relevant and timely topics.
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Jacob Barron, NACM staff writer. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NACM_National.