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American Profit Recovery Hires Credit and Collections Veteran

Dale Schmitz Joins Team as Vice President of Sales for Nationwide Collection Agency

Farmington Hills, MI: February, 2016— American Profit Recovery has announced that collection industry veteran Dale Schmitz has joined the agency as vice president of sales.Dale Schmitz

Schmitz is one of the most respected sales leaders in the credit and collection industry and comes to American Profit Recovery with over 30 years of experience in the credit and accounts receivables management field. In his new role at American Profit Recovery, he will spearhead the building of a nationwide outside sales team as well as manage the overall growth and training of that team.

Schmitz had a 28 year […]

2020-07-19T14:18:11-04:00February 29th, 2016|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , |

Don’t let your cash flow take a vacation

Summer is upon us as well as vacation season and long weekends. And for many that can mean a few critical tasks taking a back seat in your business. One regular task in your business that should stay front and center is invoicing and follow ups. Regardless of the time of year.

One of the biggest factors in any business growing is cash flow. Lack of cash flow is responsible for not only stress in a small business but it can cause a business to go under in no time. Imagine, coming back from a nice relaxing vacation only to find you have very little cash in the bank. […]

2015-06-24T09:26:11-04:00June 24th, 2015|Categories: Advice for Businesses|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thoughts on what our mission means

Our mission here at American Profit Recovery is to provide our clients excellent financial services, as well as our employees with a worthwhile career. Such excellence speaks for itself through results. We must also always strive to do our best in helping our consumers to solve their financial problems. Here at APR, we hire the best people, teach and hold them to high standards, and we learn from actions while avoiding complacency. That helps everyone.

We model excellence in our leadership and management’s actions. Our Ownership and management team work together to model excellence, build trust and play an active part in the collection industry and our communities. Our motto could be “Achieve the Honorable!”   Our […]

2015-02-09T09:40:47-05:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , , , |

Great Communication is Key in Business

By Kaylee:

As a CSR at American Profit Recovery I am always trying to improve my communication skills. Last week I was excited to attend a great seminar on tactful communication. One of the great benefits about working at APR is the opportunity to attend the “Yes Network Seminars.” Last week Dan O’Connor spoke about how to get what you want through words, phrases and persuasion. I feel that our ability to communicate with our clients effectively is essential to APR’s success. Most people when they think of seminars think of power points, big white boards and dull and boring information. This was quite the opposite; Dan was able to make his presentation very engaging and […]

2015-01-26T09:38:55-05:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Advice for Businesses|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone Learns Different

On December 4 I attended a conference here in Farmington Hills on Leadership Development and Teambuilding. As the admin team work leader, I work side by side with our manager Melissa and assist with our admin team here at American Profit Recovery. We have a great admin team here who works extremely hard every day.

It was a very informative conference that lead me to take away many good take aways. The biggest take away for me was  – each and every individual doesn’t learn the same way as you do. So when working with different individuals, you may need to pay more attention as to how you may be wording explanations for a better take […]

2014-12-22T07:38:16-05:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , , , |

Collection Agencies Save The Average Household 479 Per Year

A recent survey by Ernst & Young and ACA International on the health of national and state economies in the U.S. shows that they continue to rely on the recovery of rightfully owed consumer debt.

This is where third-party debt collectors come into the picture, they are key in the recovery of debts and assisting the economy on the state and national levels.

Some of the key findings about third-party debt collectors from the survey are about job creation, outstanding debt and giving back.

When it came to job creation, the collection agencies directly employed more than 136,000 people, with a payroll of $6.4 billion.

With outstanding debt, third-party debt collectors received approximately 1 billion consumer accounts from creditor […]

Celebrating the ACA’s 75th Anniversary in Chicago

I was honored to help represent American Profit Recovery at last week’s ACA Convention & Expo. The ACA is an international association comprised of leaders of Credit and Collection professionals. This year was the association’s 75th anniversary celebration and it was held in Chicago. It was terrific to be able to take in the wonderful sights and sounds of Chicago shoulder to shoulder with industry leaders.

The days were spent attending several top notch educational seminars from world class speakers. The diverse group of speakers ranged from Harley Davidson CEO speaking about building his company’s reputation to top political consultant Karl Rove commenting on how the collection industry contributes positively to the overall economy of the […]

Collection Agency Efforts Echo Those of Niagara Falls Preservation

Recently my family and I visited Niagara Falls for a quick weekend vacation. Being a Buffalo native growing up so close to the falls, I always took for granted what an amazing feat of nature they really are.

I always knew that people have harnessed Niagara Falls to provide electricit048y, but never knew that those efforts are also helping to preserve the falls. Left alone, the falls would erode at a rate of 10 feet per year. Because people have been diverting much of the Niagara River that would eventually reach the summit, the erosion rate is now only about 1 foot per year. In fact, they estimate that […]

Winter Debt Leading to Spring Collection Calls

Recently, I got the opportunity to be a guest on FOX 25 Boston to discuss how winter debt can lead to spring collection calls.  Read about our conversation here and watch the video below to hear the full discussion from the Fox 25 segment.

As spring rolls in, so do the bills from winter.

This year due to the polar vortex and a long winter some people are finding that they didn’t budget enough for the extra oil or high heating bills and now they need to prioritize their bills.

If you have fallen behind this winter, your bills may have gone into collection. Here are answers to some of the common questions asked about collection agencies and […]