Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Cottonwood AZ

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. John R. Depasquale, CFP®
(928) 634-4848
2735 S Covey Ct
Cottonwood, AZ
Firm
Sundance Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Mr. John Thomas Taylor Iii, CFP®
(928) 567-9512
PO Box 1350
Camp Verde, AZ
Firm
Taylor & Padgett Financial Group

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Dorothy D. Calrow, CFP®
(888) 709-1968
PO Box 25471
Prescott Valley, AZ
Firm
WP, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Chase Bank
(928) 634-5567
1540 Hwy 89a
Cottonwood, AZ
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:8:30-6:00
Tues:8:30-6:00
Wed:8:30-6:00
Thurs:8:30-6:00
Fri:8:30-6:00
Sat:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

Bank of America - West Sedona
(928) 282-4444
1771 W Hwy 89a
Sedona, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Mr. Robert C. Groninger, CFP®
(928) 282-4487
10660 E Valley View Dr
Cornville, AZ
Firm
Fiscal Therapy

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Mr. Glen E. Polcyn, CFP®
(928) 282-4546
150 Sugarloaf Drive
Sedona, AZ
Firm
B&G Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Bank of America - Cottonwood
(928) 634-4291
611 S Main St
Cottonwood, AZ
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-1
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo - Cottonwood
(928) 634-4221
1201 E State Route 89A
Cottonwood, AZ
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Chase Bank
(928) 282-4127
1300 W Hwy 89a
Sedona, AZ
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:9:00-1:00
Sun:closed

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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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