As you finalize business plans for 2018, keep in mind certain steps you can take to reduce delinquent debt in your business and boost your recovery of your past due receivables.
Here are great credit and debt collection resolutions you can and should make for the coming year:
Use a written contract with all new customers that includes payment terms and addresses consequences of non-payment.
Standardize your in-house credit procedures and communicate to key people in your company
Remember that it is business, and never personal. No one says that you have to like it when customers don’t pay you, but instead of getting mad, get paid. Focus on recovering the money owed to you.
Make it easy for people to pay you. Give customers different ways to pay you. Use an online payment portal. Look into some of the newer forms of payment – PayPal, ApplePay, Venmo….heck, chickens if it works!
Document, document, document!
Hire a collection agency that fits your needs and can work with you to get the very best results.
Work with you collection agency and provide them with all information they need to get results for you.
What are your resolutions for 2018? We would love to hear!