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Five Ridiculous Invoice Design Fails – DO NOT attempt

[From the Editor] Pssst!! We recently broke down all our Invoice Design advice into an easy to read eBook: Invoice Hacks to Encourage On Time Payment Get a copy now!     Invoices are a standard part of doing business, yet…

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Got Invoices?, Money

Common Acronyms for Invoices, Billing, and Contract Terms

Acronyms are common abbreviations used in the business world for forms like invoices, bills, and contract terms. If you have no idea what an IC is or how to fill out an I/O, don’t sweat it- we’re here to answer…

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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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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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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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The 2nd Attempt: What to Do When Your First Collection Call Fails

Despite your best efforts, your first collection call did not result in a successful payment. Perhaps you weren’t specific enough with the deadline or didn’t achieve all of your conversation goals before you hung up. Maybe you did everything right,…

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Calling Before the Due Date: How Proactive Contact Could Get You Paid on Time

Editor’s note: Pss…we have FREE call scripts to help you on your collection calls HERE In a perfect world, all of your clients would send you timely payments for each billing cycle. You could send out invoices, and the payments…

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Sending a Severe Letter to an Unresponsive Customer

When you have attempted to contact a delinquent customer for a while and gotten poor excuses – or no response at all – it’s time to turn to a severe letter demanding that your client take action. The best way…

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The Final Countdown: Last Minute Collection Letter Tactics for Severely Delinquent Customers

There will always be those customers who don’t seem to want to pay, no matter how many invoices or well-crafted reminder letters you send. Hopefully your business can avoid these people, but if not, here are some tactics to help…

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How to Craft the Perfect Initial Past Due Reminder Letter

Sometimes important obligations slip through the cracks. It happens to all of us: a forgotten phone call we promised to return, a utility bill payment that gets sent a few days late, an overlooked anniversary. Similar mistakes are bound to…

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