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Receivables Management: 5 Reasons Why Customers Pay Late and the Solution to Each Case

Next time you call a customer to follow-up on an invoice, it is important you know how to sift through the excuses they give over the phone or in an email. Unless you know the precise reason why they are…

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Management, Money, Trends

The Secret to Automating Collections without Losing the Human Element

Managing accounts receivable is about managing relationships. And with any business, some relationships are good and others are not so good. Often times, finance executives and managers tend to oversimplify the A/R process. There is a stigma associated with “collections,”…

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Trends

If the Game of Thrones Characters Were Your Customers, Would You Get Paid On Time?

When it comes to running a business, you should look for management inspiration in as many places as possible. Therefore, in honor of the recent season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones, we ask “If the Game of Thrones Characters…

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FG Philosophy & News, Trends

How Your Company Can Give Thanks This Holiday Season

The holiday season this year is especially compressed, sending business into overdrive in an effort to eek out that holiday bounce. In the US, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will fall at the same time, starting the gift season a bit early…

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Trends

Perks of Working for the Underdogs

As a college Senior with the impending doom of entering the real world, the process of looking for a job feels less like embarking on an adventure, and more like a fight to the death with my peers. In this…

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Trends

The Cliffs of Uncertainty

Uncertainty seems to be the word of the moment. Whether it is about recession and recovery, the elections, federal policies on taxes and healthcare (etc.), uncertainty seems to have caused many businesses, particularly SMBs, to remain in a holding pattern…

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Money, Trends

How to Save Money on Credit Card Processing With Interchange Plus Pricing

Any business owner can tell you: credit card processing is expensive. It comes with high monthly fees, steep charges for every transaction swiped and, worst of all, often a long-term contract. But there’s just no way around it; the ability…

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What if the Affordable Care Act Fails?

The world waits on pins and needles as the Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on Obamacare—but what happens if it doesn’t pass? This is a huge question for small businesses and employees alike, as over 160 million people get…

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Money, Trends

4 Myths About Startup Costs

Even a lemonade stand costs more than you’d expect. Sure, lemons are cheap, but then you’ve got ice, signage, cups, pitchers and the risk of a rainy day. Now take these unexpected costs and apply it to an adult-sized startup.…

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Trends

Self-Employed: The Battles Fought Solely By the Independent Worker

There’s nothing quite like being an independent worker, as the unusual problems the self-employed must face are ones the traditionally employed would never encounter. Freelancers don’t have access to the protection that is usually found in other, larger, businesses. They…

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