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This recent piece on +The Idea Village's Distillery blog captured what makes +zlien wonderfully unique. While classified as a tech company, they captured that the magic is a result of the people behind the solution.
zlien Founder and CEO Scott Wolfe at the company’s new office in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans Scott Wolfe is having pizza for lunch and talking about the latest antics of the presidential campaign. He’s listening, laughing, and chiming in from time to time. From afar, it appears as though he’s hanging out with a few of his buddies. But a closer look reveals ...
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Don't get burned by a bad lien waiver. Too many have. Keep it simple with lien waiver exchanges and keep certain key principles in mind. Watch this free webinar on-demand to learn how to exchange lien waivers.

WEBINAR: How to Exchange Lien Waivers.

http://zlien.us/1IXAW0P
Lien waivers are a frequently-exchanged, highly-consequential document in construction. This webinar explains how to exchange lien waivers while protecting your business, whether you're giving or receiving payment.
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What do you think about the relationship between sales & credit? Friends or foes? When do you get along and when do you butt heads?

Thea Dudley, VP of Financial Services for Guardian Building Products chimes in on the debate in this article, "Everything I Know About Credit I Learned From Sales."

Leave your comment here or on the article's post.

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Where do credit managers learn how to do their job? Your sales team is a good place to start. Read here to see how ProSales' Thea Dudley mastered the job.
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10 Things to Consider When Writing A Credit Policy http://zlien.us/1IZAXV1
The credit policy is a critical document, and this article is for you if you're responsible for drafting, reviewing, editing, or updating a credit policy.
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Waiting for slow payments is a well known thorn in the side of subcontractors. In a move purported to address this issue, and benefit subcontractors, Textura Corporation teamed with Greensill Capital (and Turner Construction) to roll out their Early Payment Program.

But, does the EPP really do what it says it does, or is it merely smoke and mirrors, and another way to benefit the top of the payment chain at the expense of a “tax” on subcontractors?

http://zlien.us/1IoraUe
Textura partnered with Greensill Capital and Turner Construction to create the Early Payment Program. But, is it a real benefit, or just smoke and mirrors?
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Nate Budde explains "How to Read a Lien Waiver". Featured in the Construction Payment Blog, Budde deciphers lien waivers and their best practice; from the questions you need to ask yourself, to the four types of lien waiver's you will encounter. http://zlien.us/1hzmIMf
Lien waivers are important and can significantly impact your rights. Learn how to read lien waivers like a pro, so you know what you're signing.
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Lien Waivers cause problems, but many of the problems are quite common and there are simple solutions.

zlien's Chief Legal Officer, Nate Budde, has this helpful guide published this week in MultiBriefs.

Read full article: http://zlien.us/1TAC5lp
Lien waivers are commonly exchanged on construction projects, and they are crucial to the payment process. However, the ubiquity of lien waivers doesn't mean they are always well understood, or that problems don't arise from their exchange. This article will explore two relatively common issues ...
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Waiting for slow payments is a well known thorn in the side of subcontractors. In a move purported to address this issue, and benefit subcontractors, Textura Corporation teamed with Greensill Capital (and Turner Construction) to roll out their Early Payment Program.

But, does the EPP really do what it says it does, or is it merely smoke and mirrors, and another way to benefit the top of the payment chain at the expense of a “tax” on subcontractors?

http://zlien.us/1BshtH3
Textura partnered with Greensill Capital and Turner Construction to create the Early Payment Program. But, is it a real benefit, or just smoke and mirrors?
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What do you think about preliminary lien notices (also known as Notices to Owner)? Are they important? Are they fair? Do they aggravate customers, GCs, and Lenders...or do these parties appreciate them?

If you run across preliminary lien notices in your business, you can benefit from this Mastering Preliminary Notices guide. Great reading for the holidays.

http://zlien.us/1I8P0JT
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Our CEO, Scott Wolfe Jr., answers "Why Subcontractors Fail and What to Do About It" in Construction Executive's Risk Management newsletter: http://zlien.us/1WAf2c0 
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Our CLO, Nathan Budde, explains why lien claimants need to be cautious when it comes to new building technology. He provides insight to the question: "Will Lien Laws Keep Up With Smart Building Technology?". Budde uses the outcome of a complex New York case to shine light upon mechanics lien laws that trail new building technology. http://zlien.us/1XTydPz #construction
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zlien's Nathan Budde explains the importance of using "construction accounting technology", versus "general accounting technology" in this week's Tech Trends. http://zlien.us/1U8XSVe] 
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zlien is a cloud-based construction payment platform optimizing the exchange of preliminary notices and lien waivers, making lien rights easy and fair for all construction participants. 

The technology puts construction industry participants in control of their financial risk and payment processes, specifically by managing the mechanics lien compliance process for construction participants, optimizing the exchange of preliminary notices and lien waivers, and monitoring lien rights and exposure. 

Today, zlien empowers over 12,000 companies to optimize their credit and financial risk management, and works to promote a fair and transparent construction payment process on over $350M in contract value every month. The results are faster payments, reduced legal and financial risk, and stronger business relationships. 

Clients include ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, US Gypsum Products, Graybar Electric, MASCO Contractor Services, Belfor, Pirch, and other highly successful Fortune 500 companies in the construction industry.

zlien is the publisher of the Construction Payment Blog, a blog presenting thought leadership for those who believe in fair and fast payments, and published since 2007. It is also the publisher of the Internet's most comprehensive mechanics lien, payment bond, lien waiver, and construction payment resources.  

It's content has been published or referenced in the New York Times, CFMA's Building Profits Magazine, Construction Executive, Construction Business Owner, TED Magazine, MultiBriefs, CreditToday, ENR, and others. 
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