» » »

Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Deming NM

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.”

Ms. Janet Krakowiak, CFP®
(575) 895-3316
5 Gila Rd
Deming, NM
Firm
Trillium Legacy Advisors LLC

Data Provided by:
Wells Fargo - Deming
(575) 544-6640
223 S Gold Ave
Deming, NM
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Sabato (Sam) DeLuca
Santa Fe Capital Management
(505) 820-1177
3600 Rodeo Lane, Suite B-2
Santa Fe, NM
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Socially Responsible Investments, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Financial Issues Between Generations, Divorce Planning, Advising Medical Professionals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Garth Scrivner
StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc.
(505) 298-1098
6000 Uptown Blvd NE, Suite 470
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, BA, CDFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Mr. Phillip E. Prevender, CFP®
(505) 798-2625
4801 Lang NE
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
Prevender Finacial Services, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation

Data Provided by:
Ms. Tamara G. Hurt, CFP®
(575) 546-7557
PO Box 2049
Deming, NM
Firm
Tamara G. Hurt, CPA PC
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Donna Skeels Cygan
Sage Future Financial, LLC
(505) 298-4040
4800 Juan Tabo NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Stephen Madeyski
Stephen Madeyski Financial Planning
(505) 798-9496
7112 Cindy NE
Albuquerque, NM
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Roger Asel
Certified Financial Strategies
(972) 702-8121
40 Calle Encanto
Tesuque, NM
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Mr. Garth D. Scrivner, CFP®
(505) 298-1098
6000 Uptown Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM
Firm
StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts

Provided By: 

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...

Click here to read more from Home Business Magazine

© Copyright 2013 Home Business Magazine. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
Infoswell Media