When Collections Require Legal Action

Posted: Apr 17

  It’s a general truism that no one wants to go to court, especially over financial issues. Even if you win a court case, you’ve still lost valuable time and money. Litigation costs more and takes longer than negotiating outside of court, and winning a judgment does not guarantee payment. However, usually the threat of Read full post >

Individuals, Companies, The FDCPA and Collections

Posted: Mar 7

Potential new clients frequently ask us about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and whether or not we conform to its rules and regulations. Interestingly, The FDCPA does not apply to commercial collection agencies. The FDCPA was enacted to protect individual consumers from unfair and harassing collection practices. The law has been around since Read full post >

Collecting Uncollectible Debts and Tax Write-offs

Posted: Feb 15

One question that business owners often have to wrestle with at tax time is whether or not to write off a debt as “uncollectible.” If your business uses a cash basis accounting system, this isn’t an issue for you. In a cash basis accounting system, you don’t count money that you’re owed until it’s paid Read full post >

5 End of Year Tasks for your Business

Posted: Dec 19

  The end of the year always brings some predictable events. You know that magazines and websites will be releasing their lists of “best movies” or “most memorable events.” You know that car dealers and other large item retailers will be trying to sell off expensive merchandise. You know payroll departments will be preparing to Read full post >

5 Clients We’re Thankful For

Posted: Nov 29

The end of the year is a hectic time for most businesses. I’ve always appreciated Thanksgiving as a time to pause before things get more intense. At The Kaplan Group, we love all of our clients, but we especially appreciate the clients that make our jobs just a little bit easier. These aren’t necessarily the Read full post >

When Unpaid Invoices Force You to Fire a Client

Posted: Sep 20

  In our last blog post we talked about how to make sure you get paid even after you fire a client. For the most part we focused on what happens when you terminate the relationship because they are no longer a good fit for your company. Another common reason for termination is that the Read full post >

Getting Paid When You Fire A Client

Posted: Sep 13

  Just like newlyweds who never imagine divorce, when you first start a relationship with a new client you probably don’t expect to one day be firing him or her. But, it happens and just like with divorce, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and embarrassment can often get in the way of legalities. Every situation is different, Read full post >

The Kaplan Group’s 3rd Annual $1,000 Scholarship Awarded

Posted: Aug 26

  We are excited to announce that The Kaplan Group’s 3rd Annual $1,000 Scholarship has been awarded to Audriana Rodriguez, a senior at Florida International University! Three years ago, The Kaplan Group, a commercial collection agency, created the annual scholarship hoping to encourage young students of today to consider pursuit of a career in the Read full post >

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