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Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Casper WY

With the current economic crisis, are your customers stretching out their payments or disappearing without paying off their debt to you? If so, it’s time to review the basics and art of collecting accounts receivable without damaging customer relations. First of all, remember the cardinal rule, “It’s your money and you needn’t be bashful about seeking prompt payment for your goods and services.”

Connie Brezik
Asset Strategies, Inc.
(307) 266-4525
111 West 2nd Street, Suite 608
Casper, WY
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, PFS

Mrs. Brenda J Janikowski, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W 2nd Street Suite 608
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management

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Mrs. Connie M. Brezik, CFP®
(307) 266-4525
111 W. 2nd
Casper, WY
Firm
Asset Strategies, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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US Bank - Casper Office
(307) 473-2324
111 S Durbin
Casper, WY
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown Mb
(307) 235-7699
141 N Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Type
Motor Bank
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Mr. Shawn Michael Porter, CFP®
(307) 235-4368
PO Box 40
Casper, WY
Firm
First Interstate Bank Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Lonnie Bull, CFP®
(307) 232-2158
210 S Wolcott St
Casper, WY
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable



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Wells Fargo - Casper Downtown
(307) 266-1100
234 E 1St St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Wyoming
(866) 471-7737
234 E 1St St 2Nd Flr
Casper, WY
Type
Private Client Services
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed After Hours call toll free: 1-866-460-8470

Wells Fargo - Casper East
(307) 235-7863
4141 E 2Nd St
Casper, WY
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

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Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts

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When Times Get Tough, Receivables Get Tougher To Collect
By Richard J. Maturi

With the current economic crisis, are your customers stretching out their payments or disappearing without paying off their debt to you? If so, it’s time to review the basics and art of collecting accounts receivable without damaging customer relations. First of all, remember the cardinal rule, “It’s your money and you needn’t be bashful about seeking prompt payment for your goods and services.”

Timely Invoices and Billing Statements
The cornerstone of your accounts receivable system is providing timely invoices and billing statements. Every day you delay, is another day you don’t get your money. It helps to know your customers’ payment cycle. If they pay once a month on the fifteenth, and you send out your invoices on the 20th, you missed their payment cycle. By timing invoicing by customer, you may receive payment early, improving cash flow dramatically. If your receivables are large enough, a bank lockbox speeds up collections by eliminating the time it takes to process receipts in-house and deliver them to your bank.

Clearly Spelled Out Terms
Make sure your terms are clearly spelled out on invoices and billing statements. The invoice establishes the existence of the debt and should contain several key bits of information to prevent any confusion should conflict arise. First of all, date your invoice. This helps your customer determine when payment should be made based on the terms (net 30, 2% discount if paid with 15 days of invoice, etc.), which should also be prominently placed on the invoice. Know the current Dun & Bradstreet industry norms for payment cycles so you do not make your terms too stringent and thus lose customers to competitors with more lenient payment terms. Make sure you provide an accurate and complete description of the goods and services received by the customer. Inventory code numbers are great for your computer but mean nothing to the customer.

Accounts Receivable Schedule
Keep a pulse on billing activity and accounts receivable. Prepare an accounts receivable schedule by customer and payment due date. When the payment does not arrive on the expected date, make a friendly call to let your customer know you appreciate their business and inquire what has delayed payment. This usually gets the check in the mail. It lets customers know that you expect payment on time and are not the one who will let things slide. It’s also a good tool to help determine if a particular customer is experiencing financial difficulty. If so, you might try to work out a payment schedule that satisfies both of you. Working with your customer through a rough patch, may make them a faithful customer for many years.

Solving Problems
Ask when you can expect payment or if there is anything you can do to help move payment along. If any problems exist, now is the time to get them solved. It may be as simple as faxing a c...

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