Category Archives: Working from Home

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 – Skip tracing

Now that you have been working on your marketing plan and gaining new clients, you may receive some accounts that need to be skip traced.  Research skip tracing options and training online, ask questions in the discussion groups and get … 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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Starting a collection agency – business cards, logo, website & more

Now that you have a name for your collection agency and a mailing address and bank accounts, you are ready to have your business cards, letterhead and any other marketing materials you want printed up. Include your collection agency name, … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency – choosing a name

As you start the process of starting your own debt collection agency you have to come up with a name and then register that with the state where your offices will be located. You have already made a list of … Continue reading

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Starting a collection agency research

I have been doing so much consulting with folks who are starting their own collection agencies that I wanted to start sharing some of the questions and topics we talk about here on my blog.  I figure if one person … Continue reading

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Are you Starting a Collection Agency?

Starting a collection agency in our economy is a challenge, and everyone has questions.  I am on the phone every day with folks asking me how to start their own collection agency. For those of you with questions about opening … Continue reading

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15 questions to ask yourself before starting a collection agency

Today’s guest blog post comes from Chris Campbell, the CEO at SimplicityCollect debt collection software. The debt collection industry above all others is a fast-paced, challenging industry full of obstacles and risks, but it can also be an industry full … Continue reading

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What challenges did you face when Starting your Collection Agency?

As you read this, keep in mind I started my collection agency in 1998, when some things were different such as new technology.  I get asked this question all the time so wanted to share the answers here with you. … Continue reading

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