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Top 5 ways to Succeed as a Collector

It’s the first day for a new collector, you have trained them on the laws but they come to you for advice.  What would you tell them? 1.  LISTEN to the customer, listen more, talk less. You will learn much … Continue reading

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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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Strategies for Building Business Credit

When you first start a business your personal credit is what is used to determine the types of credit or if any credit will be extended to you or your business. Most Entrepreneurs or new small business owners don’t realize … 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 – 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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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

Welcome to the collection industry. This industry above all others is a fast-paced, challenging industry full of obstacles and risks, but it can also be an industry full of rewards if approached correctly. If you think this type of work … 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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Mentor Program

I want to clarify to anyone out there who has been reaching out to me about having a free mentor in my mentor program. I am getting some folks who are unhappy with the location of the mentor I have … Continue reading

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Starting a Collection Agency Checklist Part 1

In 2002 when I published the first edition of Starting a Collection Agency, how to make money collecting money, I included my Starting a Collection Agency checklist.  Things have changed since the 2nd and now 3rd edition of this book … Continue reading

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