Member Spotlight: Credit Managers Use Education to Adapt

In the ever-changing atmosphere of credit management, credit professionals must be adaptable. They must be prepared when changes happen within the department, company or industry. Credit professionals can adapt by earning a designation through NACM's Professional Certification Program. After earning each designation, trade creditors are not only bu...
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Member Spotlight: Determination to Learn More

Credit professionals in the B2B industry are in an everchanging world where they are always expected to adapt. But one consistent factor in growing as a credit professional is ongoing knowledge from educational opportunities. NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge and wisdom to ...
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My Customer Ghosted Me. Now What?

 🎙️ On today's episode of the Extra Credit podcast ... The term "ghosting" is not just for the dating world.👻 Picture this during Halloween season ... you've extended credit to a customer, and everything seems to be going smoothly. Invoices are sent, but suddenly, it's as if your customer has vanished into thin air. They're not responding to c...
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Member Spotlight: Tools for Credit Expansion

B2B credit management is more than just a career—it's a lifestyle. Credit professionals are constantly adapting and learning more about industry trends, their customers, their peers and themselves. With six levels of professional certifications in NACM's Professional Certification Program, credit professionals are not only gaining knowledge and sha...
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Member Spotlight: Education Rekindles Motivation

Education gives professionals the opportunity to learn, share their knowledge and grow. NACM's Professional Certification Program allows credit professionals to earn credentials that showcase excellence and mastery in their career. With six levels of professional certifications, credit professionals are motivated to sharpen their tools or learn new...
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US Economy Flirts with Recession

🎙️ On today's episode of NACM's Extra Credit podcast … The Credit Managers' Index (CMI) gained 1.8 points to 52.6 in September. The improvement is welcome, but the CMI appears stuck on the precipice of a recession in business activity, said NACM Economist Amy Crews Cutts, Ph.D., CBE. ⭐️ Also hear from Cathy Klein and Gary Juliano abo...
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Member Spotlight: Strive for Success with Certifications

Striving for success is a relentless pursuit that drives individuals to reach their fullest potential and achieve their goals. The same applies to credit professionals who seek to become valuable assets within their department to achieve departmental and company goals. NACM's Professional Certification Program helps credit professionals grow to be ...
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Member Spotlight: The Key to Career Success

NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals a space to create connections while mastering the tools needed for success in the B2B credit world. With six levels of certification, credit professionals can earn credentials along with several benefits such as new career opportunities, leadership recognition and mastery in the p...
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ChatGPT: The Credit Manager’s Assistant

🎤 On today's episode of Extra Credit: A recent eNews poll revealed that one quarter of credit professionals use ChatGPT in some capacity for their work. Hear about the advantages and disadvantages of using ChatGPT in the credit department.⭐ Hear from Justin Cowart; Elliot Jenneman, Alejandro Ojeda-Nonzioli; and Marty Smith!
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Member Spotlight: Build Your Credit Career with Designations

The credit industry plays a pivotal role in modern economies, facilitating access to financial resources for individuals and business alike. By earning designations through NACM's Professional Certification Program, credit professionals can take various courses that allow them to increase their knowledge of business credit and become experts in the...
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Member Spotlight: Valuable Tools for the Future

Commitment is key in accomplishing your career goals. Your drive and determination are important in order to stay focused on what you want to accomplish. Through NACM's Professional Certification Program, credit professionals have an opportunity to grow and learn more about the profession with educational courses offered. "Making the commitment to ...
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Credit Is the Backbone of Every Business

 🎤 On today's episode of the Extra Credit podcast: The credit department is the backbone of every business that supports other teams and drives success.
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Member Spotlight: Explore and Evolve with Designations

The credit industry is nothing short of evolutionary. From automation to change management, credit professionals are in a constant state of learning. NACM's Professional Certification Program is one of the many tools credit professionals can use to expand their knowledge in B2B credit management. Whether that's learning new skills, diving deeper on...
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Should Credit and Collections Be One?

🎙️ On today's episode of Extra Credit: A recent eNews poll revealed that 34% of departments separate credit and collection functions. Regardless of the chosen strategy, open communication and well-defined procedures are essential to ensure the success of either approach. 
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Member Spotlight: Become Irreplaceable with Certifications

​Credit management is not a stand-alone operation. It is interconnected with various departments in order to achieve its financial goals for the company. This makes the role of a credit manager much more vital. By earning a certification through NACM's Professional Certification Program, credit professionals have the chance to expand their knowledg...
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Member Spotlight Blog: Learn to Protect Company Assets

NACM's Professional Certification Program gives credit professionals an opportunity to use their knowledge and skills to their advantage. Whether advancing your career, expanding your knowledge on basic information or even learning completely new skills, earning designations help credit professionals with career growth. Earning designations are not...
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Subchapter V Bankruptcy Becoming More Common

 🎙️ On today's episode of NACM's Extra Credit podcast:⚖️ Subchapter V small business bankruptcies are up 43% year-over-year in August, the 13th consecutive month of increase. This upward trend is likely to continue through the rest of the year and beyond.
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Member Spotlight: Influence and Inspire with Certifications

​The role of a credit manager goes far beyond credit and collections. Credit professionals are not only versed on the technical side of credit, such as financial statement analysis, but versed on the soft side of credit, such as negotiation and relationship building. But one of the other skills credit professionals have is the ability to grow and i...
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Member Spotlight: First Impressions Matter for First Timers

 At NACM's 127th Credit Congress, several attendees had the opportunity to network and experience a wide variety of educational sessions that applied to industries across the board—including construction, global trade and services.Most attendees at Credit Congress are regulars who come every year. However, this year, roughly 142 first-time att...
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The September CMI Survey is Now Open!

 🔮 Credit managers have a special skill that no other professional has—the ability to predict the future. But it's not based on magic. Credit professionals are inherently forward-looking, as they are always concerned with the chances of getting paid in the future. 🧠 It is up to you to share that knowledge! You can do so by participating in NAC...
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