Monthly Archives: September 2008

Managing Cash Flow in Tough Times

Business owners everywhere are struggling on Main Street while Wall Street falls apart around us. If you own a small business there are some key questions to ask yourself to be sure you can survive these tough economic times. As … Continue reading

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80% of America’s court judgments go unpaid

We have all seen the Judge Judy TV shows and all of the clones.  They are based on the concept of Small Claims courts.  While Small Claims court gives you more access and less formality than “courts of record”, such … Continue reading

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Getting Paid in Tough Times

If you’re like most of us you have customers that are having trouble paying you because of the economic crisis.  I spoke to business owners from across the world to find out what people, just like you, are doing to … Continue reading

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Top 3 Collection Call Tips

Judith Robl was kind enough to share some great telephone collection techniques that have really worked for her, and hopefully will work for you! 1 – Adopt the attitude that the person you are calling is in an uncomfortable position … Continue reading

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HELP! I am in Debt! What to do before losing your mind.

What can I do if I’ve always paid my bills on time, but I suddenly can’t? The most important thing to do is to get in touch with who ever you owe money to. This will help your situation, call … Continue reading

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Restructuring Credit-Ratings Companies

According to Bloomberg reporters, Obama singled out credit-ratings companies for a closer study of their practices. According to their story,`There’s a lot of work that has to be done in examining the degree to which ratings agencies were involved in … Continue reading

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Try this New and Proven Collection technique!

GL Hoffman shared a great idea that he tried over at JOBDIG to help him with his collections.  GL says, “We gave the job of collections to our number two sales manager, instead of someone in accounting or bookkeeping.  WOWZER … Continue reading

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How can I learn Skip Tracing?

Today’s post is contributed by Charles Vander Perren, President of Sea Breeze Investigations. Located in Oregon, with licensed and experienced investigators, they pride themselves on their strong ethics, professionalism and honesty. I think we can learn a lot from Charles’ … Continue reading

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Starting a Collection Agency Review

This review is from James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Small Press Bookwatch and Midwest Book Review. Starting a Collection Agency, How to make money collecting money – Third edition, by Michelle Dunn No one likes bill collectors, but they … Continue reading

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What can my books do for you?

My books can give a business owner or entrepreneur a feeling of security knowing they are on the right track to setting up written policies that will help guide them through their business start-up with success. I offer my books … Continue reading

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