RapidRatings Blog

RapidRatings Mid-year check-in: Looking back, thinking ahead

It’s officially the halfway mark of 2022! What better time to conduct our own mid-year review and revisit our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts and share our progress. As we continue to expand and look to what’s next, we should also remember where it started. We all know 2020 marked a turning point in America’s history. The murder of George Floyd and the subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement prompted many companies to

22 for ’22; Our Predictions for Next Year

For many of us, this single year has felt like an entire decade. Even though much of the world began to regain (albeit shakily) its footing, we all continue to experience the lasting, and compounding affects of the pandemic. Decidedly, we have pushed on in an effort to keep the world moving—together—at a time when we have never been more interdependent. There is much to worry about. There is much to celebrate. There are still

FHR Exchange Spotlight: Carroll Communications

The world’s supply chains have never been more interdependent as they are today. And as a global pandemic continues to redefine modern commerce, one thing is certain—to have stronger suppliers, we need stronger relationships with suppliers.   I spoke with Byron Carroll, President and Founder of Carroll Communications, Inc—a US-based, veteran-owned small business. By incorporating a data-based, objective assessment, his company has grown three-fold against a commercial environment like no other. That success has also

FHR Network Spotlight: Carroll Communications (Part 2)

 As the world gradually reopens, suppliers of all sizes are seizing new opportunities to help large enterprise clients meet demand forecasts and create new, long-lasting partnerships. Carroll Communications—recently awarded a new Department of VA contract in Texas (for the Installation of new Access Control/Physical Security Card Readers)—has been using The FHR Network and their own Financial Health Rating to advance those partnerships across the globe. In the second instalment of our spotlight with Byron Carroll, President

Greensill’s Warning Isn’t What You Think

Many were surprised when fintech darling Greensill Capital suddenly collapsed earlier this year. Buoyed by capital from leading global investors, the company was widely understood to be transforming and revolutionizing the business of supply chain finance with new technology and methods. Beyond the implosion however, the incident teaches several important lessons about risk and fintech.   Diversification Reduces Risk Nobel Prize winner Harry Markowitz has called diversification “the only free lunch in finance”. Experienced supply
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