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Finding new Clients for your Collection Agency

Kaulkin Ginsberg & Inside ARM have started a new feature on their website called “Ask the Expert“. Ask the Experts is an interactive section where readers can ask direct questions to the experts at Kaulkin Ginsberg, the leading strategic advisors … Continue reading

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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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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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Starting a Collection Agency, what you need to know – Part 2

When you are starting a collection agency you have to think about who your customers might be.  Your clients can be any business that extends credit to their customers or who accept payment by check.  Credit card companies, such as … Continue reading

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Effective Contracts for your Business

When I write a contract or need to sign one and don’t have the funds to hire an attorney to look it over I do a few different things. Being willing to negotiate on a line item is important, and … Continue reading

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