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Getting Paid from a company that moved!

Dear Michelle, We have a customer who we shipped (last year in September) a demo evaluation of a video security system.  After a long period (which was supposed to be just 60 days) he has not returned the demo unit. … Continue reading

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What to do when a Tenant is Behind on Rent

Today’s guest post if by Bill Gray, an expert on collecting from past due tenants. When a tenant is behind in rent, when should you call it quits? Today I reviewed over eighty tenant debt accounts and noted that the … Continue reading

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What is a Law List and why do I need one?

Law Lists are a great resource for collection agencies, and one that I don’t find many agencies take advantage of.  When I first started my agency I had never used a Law List before, and wasn’t sure what purpose it … 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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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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Understanding Collection Agencies

Many people think collection agencies are out there just trying to make a buck at a consumers expense.  A Collection agency is a service business, just like a dry cleaner.  A business hires a collection agency when they don’t get … Continue reading

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Ask Michelle – Contract dispute

This question is from someone who owns and runs a locksmith company. I run a mobile locksmith business in Colorado. A local used car dealership requested my services to make new keys for 6 of their repossessed vehicles.  I provided … Continue reading

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My Client Won't pay!

Dear Michelle, I have a client who paid me half of my fee in a timely way. But the second half, $5,000, is now several months late. I have a signed Letter of Agreement from her. I even offered for … Continue reading

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