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Accounts Receivables

I don’t think my business can afford to use a collection agency-Now what?

Hold on… not so fast!

Before your business decides it’s not a good idea to use a collection agency or you simply cannot afford it, we have a few pieces of advice you should consider before shutting the door on getting third-party help. There is much more to consider before you decide not to use a collection agency to improve your cash flow.

If you have customers that continue to pay late, customers that don’t pay at all or both, check out our reasons to seriously consider getting help from a reputable collection agency. […]

2022-09-15T07:46:45-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables, Advice for Businesses, Small Business Collections|

Reasons why now is a good time to review your accounts receivables

Your accounts receivables never sleep and it’s always a great time to review your procedures and make any adjustments necessary. After all, the health of your business depends on it.

And as we approach the last quarter of 2022, it’s a smart idea to take a pause and conduct a thorough review of all your accounts receivable procedures including how you handle late and non-paying customers. The economy is changing rapidly as well as the job market and other external factors that we all need to keep a pulse on as we approach 2023.

You may feel you have a handle on your accounts receivables, but if you take a step back, you may find otherwise.

As […]

2022-09-12T09:31:17-04:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables, Advice for Businesses|

Do not put off hiring a collection agency this year

Our economy is changing, and you need to be ready!

If your business has thought about hiring a collection agency to improve cash flow, but has never made a firm decision, you’ll want to listen up. Economic conditions are changing rapidly, and your ability to weather the shifting conditions could rely on just a few basic principles and techniques in your business. If you don’t get ahead of the moving economic landscape that is taking shape in our country, you will look back and wish you decided much sooner.

As the economy continues to change, here are several issues your organization needs to consider to stay healthy and maintain positive cashflow. […]

4 little known benefits of using a debt collection agency

When running any type of business, you are obviously dealing with clients and customers who ultimately need to pay you for your goods and services. But we all know that there are a certain percentage of your customer’s over time that will drag out payments, not pay you at all, or run into circumstances where they lose the ability to meet their financial obligations.

Many businesses have the best of payment terms and expectations, but there are always circumstances that arise with certain customers that you’ll need to address when it comes to getting paid on time.

Most people understand the basic concept of a collection agency. Customers do not pay, and your business sends those accounts […]

2022-07-19T11:16:30-04:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables, Advice for Businesses|

Is your accounts receivable program ready for a new economy?

Consumers as well as the business community have been through a lot during the two-plus years of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses had to drastically alter the way they conducted business and many as you know all too well were forced to shut down completely temporarily.

Consumers either lost their jobs, had their hours cut back depending on the industry they worked in, or decided to take on new careers. Consumers were also left with a whole host of other challenges including finding the products and services they use frequently and of course meeting their financial obligations.

The effects of the pandemic continue to cause challenges for consumers and the US economy as well as […]

2022-06-16T09:25:10-04:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables, Advice for Businesses|

Improving Your Accounts Receivable Process

The size of your business does not matter when it comes to accounts receivables. If you are running any type of business, accounts receivable management is part of managing a business that has positive cash flow. Paying attention to AR management is a critical component of keeping any business alive.

Because we are part of the process of managing accounts receivables for large businesses as well as small organizations, our experts have a pulse on what you need to know to ensure that internally you’re doing everything properly and when situations arise where you are not getting paid, to understand what assistance is available to you in the form of a third party.

Our experts here […]

2022-05-24T12:23:23-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables|

Top 5 reasons your customers are not paying you on time

Did you ever wonder why your customers are not paying you on time? It’s one of the more frustrating aspects of running any size business. Customers contact your business, you provide the service that you promised and then in some cases, you’re left to chase that customer for the money they owe you.

And because you have other customers to serve, and a whole host of other obligations to run your business adequately, you and your staff now must expend time and other resources to get that customer to pay.

Your accounts receivable process is just part of running a business of any size. Customers are going to pay on time, some are going to pay late, […]

Ask yourself these 5 questions before starting collection activity

Before sending any customer to a debt collection agency, it’s important for a business of any size to conduct its due diligence to try and resolve that matter. Having an established relationship with a reputable collection agency is an important part of your overall accounts receivable program. But it is critical for your business to understand how a customer got to the point of collection activity before implementation.

You and your staff should be able to answer the following questions before a customer is put into collections. And this is also a great guide for your business as you clean up your accounts receivable systems. […]

What our debt collection team wants you to know

We have assembled a fantastic group of professionals here and we believe we have some of the best debt collectors in the country. And it didn’t happen by accident. We have been able to put together this team for several reasons and because of this, both the businesses we serve and the consumers we speak with every day benefit from this well-trained and dedicated team.

The job of a debt collector not only requires ongoing and professional training as well as knowledge of current laws but it is also beneficial when the collector truly cares about the outcome of the current situation they are working on. And that must include making sure the consumer is set […]

2022-02-18T10:45:35-05:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: Accounts Receivables, Advice for Businesses, Team APR|

Accounts receivable practices when your business solves problems quickly

There are all types of businesses where serving the customer quickly just comes with the territory. Those businesses that offer any type of emergency or urgent service either in-home or at your location can experience issues with cash flow because there will be times when customers and clients are not prepared to pay.

There are all types of businesses that fall into this category of emergency services and serving people on short notice. Everything from the veterinarian, plumbing and heating contractors, septic repair services, HVAC professionals, and restoration contractors to name a few. Your customers rely on your quick expertise to make their lives easier. […]

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