Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Coshocton OH

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.”

Mr. Matthew W Campbell, CFP®
(866) 674-5070
212 N Washington St
Millersburg, OH
Firm
Investment Partners LTD
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Divorce Issues

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Chase Bank
(740) 623-4950
120 S Fourth St
Coshocton, OH
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-2:00
Sun:closed

Chase Bank
(740) 824-3517
112 E Main St
Warsaw, OH
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-5:00
Tues:9:00-5:00
Wed:9:00-5:00
Thurs:9:00-5:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-12:00
Sun:closed

Chase Bank
(740) 498-8313
150 W Main St
Newcomerstown, OH
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:8:30-5:00
Tues:8:30-5:00
Wed:8:30-5:00
Thurs:8:30-5:00
Fri:8:30-6:00
Sat:8:30-1:00
Sun:closed

Harlan Storey
Storey & Associates
(330) 526-8944
1360 South Main Street
North Canton, OH
Expertises
Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Advising Medical Professionals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, JD

Mr. Kenneth E. Bromund, CFP®
(330) 674-8466
161 N Washington St
Millersburg, OH
Firm
Bromund & Byler Inc

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Chase Bank
(740) 545-6770
102 S Oak St
West Lafayette, OH
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Freestanding
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Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Chase Bank
(740) 754-2411
812 Main St
Dresden, OH
Type
Freestanding
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Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

US Bank - Sugarcreek Office
(330) 852-2446
214 Factory St NE
Sugarcreek, OH
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Mon 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Tue 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Wed 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Thur 08:00 am to 01:00 pm
Fri 08:00 am to 06:00 pm
Sat 08:00 am to 01:00 pm

David Wilder
Financial Management Group, Inc.
(513) 984-6696
4665 Cornell Road Suite #160
Cincinnati, OH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CTFA, MST

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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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