Monthly Archives: October 2008

Foreclosure Filings in New Hampshire

According to RealtyTrac, there were 272,171 foreclosures in the United States in July 2008 and 252,363 in June 2008.  In New Hampshire there were 903 foreclosures in July 2008 and “only” 503 in June 2008. The number keeps rising and … Continue reading

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How to Stop feeling Stressed about Bill Collectors

If you have bill collectors contacting you by phone, or sending you letters about your past due bills there are steps you can take and things you can do to stop the feelings of stress that go along with owing … Continue reading

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Getting Paid with Michelle Dunn

Hello Michelle, My question is less about collecting itself and more about charging. Every client is important right now so I find myself willing to give more on pricing than I normally do. Unfortunately, this largely affects my bottom line. … Continue reading

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Getting Paid – Michelle Dunn – Business Finance Columnist

Michelle, I run a website design business and have many clients. Recently I ran into a problem with a client who won’t pay. I have had a collector call them several times to no avail. I am confused because I … Continue reading

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Heard on the Street…..

Microbilt has announced that their provider will no longer provide efunds reports to the collections industry effective immediately. I assume that other providers will have the same fate. This is a setback for bank locates. Can anyone share any other … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips to Get New Clients

1. Joining associations, groups and networking. When you join your chamber or any association, you will get a membership list with contact information, which is a benefit of joining groups and associations. Some people join just to get those lists. … Continue reading

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Save your Business! Dealing with Cash Flow Problems in a Tough Ecnonomy

It’s happening everywhere you look. You drive through town and the strip malls have more and more empty spaces in them. Business owners are having going out of business sales or they are just gone when you drive by. 73% … Continue reading

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