Category Archives: Professional Associations

Browse the different associations and see what member benefits they offer, get feedback on which associations are worthwhile and learn more about them.

Business to Business Collection Agency

Michelle, We are getting ready to roll out a B2B Collection agency and have some questions: Do we need any licensing if no consumer collections? Yes, if the state you are in or the states you are collecting in require … Continue reading

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Adding Status & Credibility to our Industry

Writer’s Digest sent me a review of my Third edition of Starting a Collection Agency, how to make money collecting money and I wanted to share it with you. “If one ever had any idea about starting a collection agency, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips for Starting a Collection Agency

One of the newer members of my Credit & Collections Association asked the group for tips or help with starting a new collection agency.  John Fahrlender from Greenberg,Grant & Richards and a member of my association had some great tips … Continue reading

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Starting a Collection Agency?

I wanted to remind anyone looking for more information on starting a collection agency that I have a podcast titled Starting a Collection Agency.  It can be very helpful to you if you are just starting out and have questions, … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency – education

Read as much as possible about debt collection, what is going on in the industry, new trends and anything to do with credit and debt collection.  Attend industry trade events, network locally and online, ask questions and stay up to … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency – Networking

Now that you have your collection agency name, your are registered with the state, you have your accounts, marketing materials and are ready for clients – part of your marketing plan should include some networking, online and offline. Network with … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency – the marketing plan

As with every business your collection agency needs a marketing plan in order for you to gain clients and grow your business.  If you cannot write your own marketing plan, hire someone to do it for you.  I have written … Continue reading

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What is a Law List and why do I need one?

Law Lists are a great resource for collection agencies, and one that I don’t find many agencies take advantage of.  When I first started my agency I had never used a Law List before, and wasn’t sure what purpose it … Continue reading

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Ontario Systems Announces 2012 User Conference

Ontario Systems, a leading provider of accounts receivable management software, recently announced its annual user conference will be held August 6 – 8, 2012, in downtown Indianapolis at the JW Marriott hotel and conference center. The three-day event’s theme is … Continue reading

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Who is Harry A. Strausser III?

If you have been in the collection industry for any amount of time you may recognize the name Harry A. Strausser III – he also wrote the foreword for The Guide to Getting Paid, weed out bad paying customers, collect on … Continue reading

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