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Beware! The Top 10 Regions With The Most Delinquent Debt

According to the recently released Delinquent Debt Report by the Urban Institute, 35% of American adults with credit files have debts that have been sent to collections. The regions with the greatest percentages of people in debt are the south…

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Management, Money

Is a Paperless Office Ideal for Your Small Business?

According to Reduce.org, “The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year.”  Consumption of the world’s paper is at an all-time high at 30% in the United States despite the fact that our country makes up less…

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Management, Money

5 Small Business Traits that Lead to Money Management Success

The words “struggling economy” sprinkle most news stories online and off when discussing the business climate and small business landscape in general in the U.S. If you look beyond the headlines, however, there are modest signs of an economic recovery…

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Management, Money

How Saying “No” Can Strengthen Your Client Relationship

In order to keep your customers paying you on time – and happy to do so – you need to proactively maintain your relationship with them. And in order to keep up a good relationship with your clients, you need…

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Management, Money

6 Ways Your Freelance Contract Can Get You Cash

If you’re a freelancer then you’ll know that getting paid on time is critical. But did you know you can use your contract to protect yourself and nail down everything related to money? Earlier this summer, Freelancers Union and Vinay…

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Money

Five Tips for Pricing Your Custom Work

If you’re in the business of creating custom products, you know how increasingly difficult it can be to put a price tag on your labor, skills, and expertise.  If it was so easy, there would be a standard price guide…

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FG Philosophy & News, Money

The Follow-Up: How to Make Every Collection Call You Make More Effective

One simple rule will make your collection calls infinitely more effectual: follow up every single time. The great thing about phone calls is the immediacy of the conversation. You can come to an agreement much faster with a back-and-forth that…

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Money

How to Gracefully Make the Final Threatening Collection Call

When the traditional strategies for making collection calls to clients isn’t working, you need to begin taking the next steps to collect the overdue payment. Your first collection call was a friendly reminder that the payment was overdue, and you…

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Money

How to Build Business Credit and Protect Your Cash Flow

If you’re like most small business owners, you don’t wait for things to happen–you make things happen. From staying on top of invoicing to perfecting pricing to managing inventory, you bust your tail every day to make the numbers work.…

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FG Philosophy & News, Money

A New Collection Call Strategy: Changing Your Contact

You’ve done your due diligence. You called right before the invoice was due, as a friendly reminder, and again right after that due date slipped by. You followed up to create a plan you could both agree to, but none…

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