Experian teams up with the SBA to provide BusinessIQ Express(SM) to all HUBZone and 8(a) firms

   Experian teams up with the SBA to provide BusinessIQ Express(SM) to all
                            HUBZone and 8(a) firms

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 19, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian^®, the leading
global information services company, today announced it has joined forces with
the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses in key
SBA programs. The collaboration provides all Historically Underutilized
Business Zone (HUBZone) firms and small businesses considered to be socially
and economically disadvantaged under the SBAs 8(a) business development
program with full access to BusinessIQ Express^SM, compliments of the SBA.

"In the current economic climate, small-business owners find themselves under
immense pressure to maintain profitability and grow their business," said
Allen Anderson, president of Experian's Business Information Services. "We are
especially thrilled to team up with the SBA to provide these firms with access
to BusinessIQ Express because it can help alleviate this pressure by providing
comprehensive, actionable information so they can make more strategic business
decisions."

The SBAs HUBZone program helps small businesses located in economically
depressed areas get contract help, thus promoting job growth, capital
investment and economic development. The 8(a) program helps socially and
economically disadvantaged firms develop and grow their businesses through
one-to-one counseling. With Business IQ Express, these firms will now have a
powerful resource at their fingertips to help them meet their business
obligations and improve profitability.

BusinessIQ Express is an online tool that improves cash flow by providing
small businesses with the resources they need to better manage their business
relationships quickly and easily. It does this in three key ways:

  oEvaluate — BusinessIQ Express users can evaluate prospects, customers,
    suppliers and partners on their likelihood to pay or deliver on time.
  oMonitor — Users can easily monitor their business relationships with
    alerts and notifications of key changes, allowing them to take appropriate
    account actions and maintain beneficial relationships.
  oCollect — The tool offers small-business users unique options that may
    have been never before easily accessible to them to help collect on
    outstanding debts and avoid future losses.

For more information about BusinessIQ Express, visit
www.BusinessIQexpress.com.

About Experian's Business Information Services
Experian's Business Information Services is a leader in providing data and
predictive insights to organizations, helping them mitigate risk and improve
profitability. The company's business database provides comprehensive,
third-party-verified information on 99.9 percent of all U.S. companies.
Experian provides market-leading tools that assist clients of all sizes in
making real-time decisions, processing new applications, managing customer
relationships and collecting on delinquent accounts. For more information
about Experian's advanced business-to-business products and services, visit
www.experian.com/b2b.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March
2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo,
Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered
trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:
Roslyn Whitehurst
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5578
roslyn.whitehurst@experian.com
Twitter: @RozWhitehurst

SOURCE Experian

Website: http://www.experianplc.com
 
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