Monthly Archives: April 2014

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 – 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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Starting a collection agency – the business plan

If you do not already have a business plan, now is the time to start working on it.  If you don’t think you can write a business plan yourself, hire someone to do it for you. Business plans specific to … 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 – merchant accounts, bank accounts & PO boxes

Now that you have a registered name for your new collection agency you need to set up a PO box for a business mailing address.  Once you do this, you can open your bank accounts, checking and a trust account … 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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