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The Credit Roundtable

The Credit Roundtable

By Jon Flora
The Roundtable is a series of conversations with professionals and opinion leaders involved with commercial credit. It is produced by NACM Business Credit Services in Seattle, Washington.
Cover art photo provided by Markus Spiske on Unsplash: unsplash.com/@markusspiske
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Building a Credit team / Credit and Sales working together

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I've just lost my job. Now what?
You've just been told you're no longer needed.  Layoff, furlough, termination.  After the initial panic, now what do you do?  If you're like most people, the clock starts ticking right away so you need to get started searching for your next role.   Join Jon Flora and his guest, Thea Dudley, for some tips on how to manage your life after a job loss and how to look for your next position.
16:20
July 20, 2020
It's time for a new career. How do I make it happen?
You've been in the same job and/or with the same company for what seems like an eternity.  It's been great but you're feeling like it's time for a change.  Jon Flora speaks with our good friend Thea Dudley about how to prepare yourself for that change, and how to chart a course for a successful new adventure.
12:35
March 6, 2020
Using an "Attitude of Gratitude" to enhance your personal and professional lives
Consider all that you have to be grateful for and learn how embracing an Attitude of Gratitude can change your life.   In this episode, we talk with our good friend David Brooke, That Gratitude Guy.  David discusses the benefit of keeping a daily journal, positive thinking,  and how an attitude of being grateful can change your personal and professional life.
15:23
December 5, 2019
Credit and government relations: Lobbying for our interests.
NACM Business Credit Services has long been active in lobbying elected officials on behalf of members and customers.  We have helped pass strong lien laws and advocated for our members on legislation related to taxation, property rights and other matters impacting the business community.  In this episode, our president, Jon Flora, talks with our contract lobbyists about our activities as well as what's coming in the next session of the Washington legislature that might impact our member companies.
24:36
October 25, 2019
Receiverships - What are they and how can you use them
Join guests Dan Pharris, bankruptcy attorney and Cortney Foster, CPA and court appointed receiver to learn about receiverships.  What are they and how can you benefit from this important legal tool.  And, if you find yourself involved in a receivership, how can NACM Business Credit Services help you.
20:49
September 16, 2019
Artificial Intelligence: What is it and how do I use it?
   As more of our customers examine the possible use of automation in their credit operation, the more calls we receive seeking our help. Episode #6 of our new podcast features a conversation with Bill Weiss and Diana Crowe of High Radius, one of the select providers of A.I. products with which we are aligned. Our conversation offers an introduction to this new products and will help you think about what's next for your company.
17:58
July 9, 2019
Why join a professional association?
Most of us don't join clubs, organizations or associations anymore.  But, the benefit of being part of a professional group is still huge.  Join our host, Jon Flora, and his guest, Thea Dudley, for a discussion about the benefits of membership and working with others of a like mind.
13:54
June 5, 2019
Trends in Collections
We interview Paul Krause, Collections Manager for NACM Business Credit Services, about trends in commercial collections and lessons learned from the Great Recession.
16:00
May 6, 2019
Millennials in the workplace with Caitlin Crommett
Generational expert, Caitlin Crommett, joins Jon Flora to talk about working with millennials and offers suggestions on how different generations can work together.  Caitlin will be presenting at NC3 - The Northwest Commercial Credit Conference in Seattle on September 12, 2019.
26:41
April 2, 2019
Welcoming new people to the Credit team / Working with CFO and C-Suite
This episode of The Roundtable looks at how to welcome younger and new people to your Credit Department team. In the second half, we talk about how to work with your CFO and other members of the C-Suite, and help them understand issues you may be dealing with in the Credit Department.
17:55
March 6, 2019
Building a Credit team / Credit and Sales working together
This episode of The Roundtable takes a look at ways to build a team in your Credit Department.  In the second half of the program, we discuss ideas for improving the relationship between Sales and Credit Departments with the ultimate goal of effectively working together.
20:56
March 6, 2019