Category Archives: Credit Crisis

The most successful collectors help their debtors

With the economy still a mess and many consumers still struggling there are some things bill collectors can do to help debtors pay off any debts without causing to much stress.  I recently heard of a company called A New … Continue reading

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Getting Paid from a company that moved!

Dear Michelle, We have a customer who we shipped (last year in September) a demo evaluation of a video security system.  After a long period (which was supposed to be just 60 days) he has not returned the demo unit. … Continue reading

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Tips from the Trenches: Get Your Clients to Pay Up

Meryl Evans at Web Worker Daily asks, “Do you worry about chasing down payments because you don’t want to get into a touchy situation with your clients? Just because the client hasn’t paid in a timely manner doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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Top 3 Signs a potential customer is a Credit Risk

How can you tell if a customer might be a credit risk?  There are signs you can look for. If they shy away from filling out any paperwork, be cautious.  If someone has good credit and nothing to hide they … Continue reading

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Improve your A/R with 6 Easy Steps

Some things you can to do improve your cash flow and lower your A/R: Offer discounts Get 50% down Check new customers credit Sell old outdated inventory Issue invoices immediately Follow up right away with slow paying customers

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5 Questions to ask your Customers…Before its too late!

Please fill out and sign the enclosed credit application, we are updating our files and credit limits. Are you (and/or your spouse) working or have an income? Do you own your own home? Can I have a bank reference? Do … Continue reading

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Collecting from a Closed Business

Michelle, I am currently attempting to collect a past due debt from a company that has just closed its doors. I have a collection agency working with me but they have states that since the company is out of business … Continue reading

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What to do when your Customer’s Don’t Pay

“Persistence is key,” said Michelle Dunn, an expert on collections and the author of the Ultimate Credit and Collections Handbook. “I would put a deadline on when you want to get paid.” Learn more about the best practices and increase … Continue reading

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Tips for when accounts get Past Due

Jeff DiMatteo from the Worcester Business Journal shares some very helpful tips for anyone struggling to get paid from customers during this economic crisis.  He gives 4 tips that business owners can use to get their money from customers that … Continue reading

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Increase your Cash Flow Today

Some things you can do to keep track of and increase your cash flow as well as improve your accounts receivables might include: Offer discounts Get 50% down Check new customers credit Sell old outdated inventory Issue invoices immediately Follow … Continue reading

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