Risk & Reward: A Collection Agent’s Point of View

Risk and Reward are the two sides of almost every business deal. What are you risking if the deal doesn’t go well? What will you gain if it does go well? Does the reward justify the risk? In collections, we often have to weigh risk and reward and make similar calculations. When trying to decide … Read more

Debt Buyers: 5 Things to Know

We’ve talked before about the bad rap debt collectors get in movies and television. A lot of the misconceptions about debt collectors actually come from the behavior of debt buyers. If you are looking for new ways to pursue unpaid invoices, it’s important that you understand the difference between the debt buyers and debt collectors. … Read more

Cancelled Events: 5 Things to Know About Refunds

Cancelled events. From personal events like weddings to trade shows, Covid-19 has hit the event industry hard. Cancellations affect event organizers, professional entertainers, marketers and attendees. For some businesses, an annual trade show is where they make most of their sales. Being out the new sales and potentially the deposits on the show can hit … Read more

Dos & Don’ts of a Payment Plan

Normally on this blog we give advice to our clients and creditors who are owed money. The pandemic and resulting economic impact are causing many companies to struggle financially for the first time.  Here are some tips for both debtors and creditors considering a payment plan as a way to resolve an issue. If you … Read more

Six Strategies to Strengthen Cash Flow During a Pandemic

Cash Flow is King during COVID-19

Cash is King during COVID-19. Poor cash flow can cause a significant number of financial issues but in a pandemic it can destroy your business. The good news is, strengthening your cash flow in a volatile environment can improve your overall cash position. Cash flow is about both bringing in more cash and spending less … Read more

Six Strategies For Protecting Your Business During This Crisis

During this difficult time, protecting your health and the health of your family is the most important task. Of course, the health of your business is critical as well. The Covid-19 crisis will end. When it does, you want your business to be in as good a shape as possible. Keeping your business running and … Read more

Alternatives to Using a Collection Agency

As a collection agency, we obviously think that we’re in the best position possible to help you collect on unpaid invoices. But, we are sometimes asked for alternatives. We don’t take it personally, we know people like options. Here are four other ways you could potentially deal with unpaid invoices. Invoice Factoring With invoice factoring … Read more

Can Your Nonprofit Use a Collection Agency?

Nonprofits and for profits differ from each other in many ways. But, one thing the two types of companies have in common is that they both need to collect money in order to keep on the lights. People often believe that selling items or charging for something jeopardizes a nonprofit’s tax-free status. This is not … Read more

How to Collect on Bad Checks

I don’t want to shock you, but even though we are now almost at 2020, and electronic banking, no cash stores, and ATMs are all part of everyday life, a lot of people out there are still writing checks. Some people write checks because that’s what they’re used to doing. Some people like to write … Read more

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