Monthly Archives: May 2008

AG puts clamps on Amherst businessman

Interesting story about an Amherst businessman that went out of business, placed past due accounts with a collection agency and then tried to collect “differences” from customers. Thoughts?

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More people complain about debt collectors

USA Today is reporting that more people are falling behind in their consumer loan payments and that regulators and consumer advocates are seeing a surge in aggressive and sometimes questionable debt collection practices. Kathy Chu reports that complaints against debt … Continue reading

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What is the cost of e-learning?

Prices are all over the place and depend on the niche or specialized course you might be interested in, or maybe if it is something more common it could be cheaper. Also some e-courses are 3 days, some are 5 … Continue reading

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Where can Small Business owners find and choose the best E-classes?

First you would decide what type of course you need, what is the problem in your business that you are looking for help with. If you need many things there are some organizations that provide e-learning for all types of … Continue reading

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How does E-learning work?

There are a few different types of e-learning. Some e-learning examples are webinars, teleseminars where you call in on the phone and watch the presentation on your computer, and e-courses. A good thing about e-classes is that since they are … Continue reading

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Making the most of E-Learning

This is the first part of a series I will be posting about e-learning. I have found e-learning to be beneficial and have had great success with my webinars, podcasts and e-courses. I will be adding two more e-courses to … Continue reading

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Tips for Consumers when dealing with debt collection agencies

1. Don’t ignore them, they won’t go away and it will just get more and more stressful for you. 2. If they contact you and you really don’t know what the debt is for, request verification within the first 30 … Continue reading

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What is Michelle Dunn's Credit & Collection Association?

“Michelle Dunn’s Credit & Collections Association is a support network with a woman in charge and a personal approach with over 19 years of experience to back it up.”

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Consumer bankruptcies soared 38% last year

The media is reporting that many industries are hurting these days, but not the debt collection business. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, consumer bankruptcies soared 38% last year compared with 2006. … Continue reading

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Extending Credit during a Recession

As a credit granter, your business is one of many that allows consumers to use goods and services immediately and pay for them later. While extending credit increases your gross sales, it also puts you at risk of some losses … Continue reading

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