Monthly Archives: June 2012

Top 10 Social Media Collections Tips

Use private or provided email addresses when contacting your customers that want to be contacted by email and keep a record of every correspondence. Never converse with a debtor using social media sites, utilizing the email feature or comment feature. … 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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How important are Credit Applications?

Do you have your customers fill out and sign credit applications? If you don’t how do you obtain your customers financial and personal information in order to make a decision about extending them credit? Some business owners do this through … Continue reading

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J.P. Morgan Knew of Risks

J.P. Morgan Knew of Risks is the headline across today’s Wall Street Journal as they talk about the risks some top J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. directors and others took in “risky wagers”. Forgotten are the “risks” J.P. Morgan Chase … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Big Customers who are taking longer to pay

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Angus Loten at The Wall Street Journal reported that big customers are taking longer to pay and many large companies are hoarding cash, and squeezing small firms that have fewer resources and less access to … Continue reading

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Using A Mechanics Lien Policy For Collecting In The Construction Industry

Thanks very much to Michelle Dunn for inviting me to guest post on her Credit and Collections Blog. I’ve been a reader for quite some time and she has great advice to help companies implement credit and collection procedures that … Continue reading

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How to Become the Squeaky Wheel, Fast, Easy and Free!

Every business needs a credit policy, and most don’t have one.  Now is your chance to make a change and implement a credit policy this week absolutely free.  Take a moment to download (you don’t need a Kindle to download) … Continue reading

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Contractor Collections

Question:  Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to read my question and hopefully you can provide a response. I own an electrician company and we did work as a subcontractor on a job over a year ago.  We … Continue reading

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It’s time for Change

Sometimes the most difficult part about change is getting started.  You realize you need to make a change but it seems overwhelming or impossible. One way to get over this is to break down what you need to do into … Continue reading

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Landlord Collections – Ask Michelle

Hello Michelle I’m a Landlord in NJ and I am looking for a systyem to collect Rent Payments from my tenants past and present.  The one tenant that moved out left a balance, and also there is one tenant that … Continue reading

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