BARR Credit Services is committed to industry excellence through education!

Here at BARR, we offer industry-relevant education on a wide range of topics to keep our industry informed. We host webinars, publish articles and give presentations to inquiring companies.

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BARR Credit Webinars

On a bi-monthly basis, we host educational webinars on a plethora of relevant and actionable topics for the credit and collections industry.  These webinars often feature guest speakers who elevate the educational expertise contributed to the presentations.

Interested in participating? Sign up HERE to receive invitations to our future webinars.

Take a look at our past webinars:

Credit Risk Mitigation Tips and Tools

In this fast-paced, interactive presentation, you will learn the best methods to manage the two most important types of credit risk – slow payment and nonpayment.

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Inside a Collection Agency – Your Questions Answered

The collection industry has witnessed a lot of change over the last two years. Social media has had a huge impact on collection practices.

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Beyond the Amazon Effect

“Beyond the Amazon Effect” brought an insightful look into the implications of The Amazon Effect.  Presented by Richard Hastings who is a Macro Strategist for international investment bank, Seaport Global Securities. Richard Hastings monitors trends in domestic and international markets.

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Social Media & Ethical Concerns for the Credit Grantor

As the use of social media is a mainstay in today’s world, it becomes easy for a credit executive to lose sight of ethical constraints.

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Collection Best Practices: Doing Business in Brazil

Throughout the webinar you can expect to gain an intelligence on conducting business in Brazil with information emphasizing credit practices.

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Reinforcing Sales Documentation for Strong Collection Claims: Lessons from Litigation in Mexico

To enhance the position of trade creditors by helping them gain a strategic advantage in litigation, should it be required to collect a debt.

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The Receivables Reporter

Our Receivables Reporter is a free e-newsletter that focuses on educating credit professionals on topics that they can use in their day-to-day work activities. Our subscribers and clients get access to this information first, before we make it public!

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My Debtor Filed for Bankruptcy – Now What?

If you’ve received a notice from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court indicating that one of your debtors has filed for bankruptcy, you may be confused about how to respond. Well, it depends upon the type of bankruptcy filed.

Skip Tracing and Personal Guaranty

If you’ve considered hiring a collection agency to handle your past-due accounts, you may have heard the term “skip tracing.” But what exactly is it, and how does it work within the collections industry? Skip tracing is a method used to locate debtors when their contact information is no longer accurate.

Mastering Time Management

The old adage “time is money” takes on new meaning in the credit and collections industry, where the older the account, the less debt recovered. Here at BARR Credit Services, we want to help you work smarter – not harder – so you can get more accomplished in less time.

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Women in the Collections Industry

Did you know….of the 140,000 professionals in the collections industry, nearly 70% are women? Of course, it wasn’t always this way. In fact, before 1974, single women in this country couldn’t even get a credit card, much less forge a career in the credit industry. Let’s take a step back and see how the role of women in credit has evolved throughout the years.

Choosing a Collection Agency: Weighing Price vs. Value

Your past-due accounts are taking up too much of your precious time, and you’re at your wit’s end. As a business owner, you’ve been thinking about turning them over to a collection agency. But you keep asking yourself one big question: Is the cost worth it?

Types of Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

It’s critical that every company have an in-house process for handling bankruptcy notices as they are received. By establishing what to do with a Notice of Bankruptcy and how to handle it properly, your company can avoid missed deadlines and potential fines if the automatic stay is violated.

Sales + Credit: The Dynamic Duo

The success of Sales + Credit is not measured by the amount of risk avoided, but by the amount of profitable business secured! A company’s sales force and credit management team must always work hand-in-hand if the business is going to succeed. Let’s face it…

Developing a Collection Policy

If you’re a business owner, or an employee in your company’s credit department, you already know how difficult debt collection can be. But did you know that poor debt collection is often one of the main reasons businesses fail? Since cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, an effective collection policy is essential to keeping the money rolling in.

Recognizing the Early Warning Signs to Delinquency

Any supplier of trade credit naturally assumes a certain amount of risk. With commercial debt, balances are higher and so are the risks. Some potential warning signs may simply be the result of a misunderstanding. But they could also be a red flag for a possible (and expensive) bad debt. Make sure your company is credit-savvy by recognizing the following six early warning signs.