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Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Greeley CO

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.”

James Watt
James L. Watt Financial Advisors, Ltd.
(970) 225-1440
6248 Buchanan Street
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS

Mr. John R. Roessig, CFP®
(970) 351-7466
6500 W29th St.
Greeley, CO
Firm
Masters Financial Group Inc

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Mrs. Diane L. Alexander, CFP®
(970) 352-7990
5801 W 11th St Ste 300
Greeley, CO
Firm
Anderson & Whitney PC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Ms. Jennifer A. Owens, CFP®
(970) 506-5800
1901 56th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
UBS
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning

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Mr. Daniel J. Podell, CFP®
(970) 330-2200
1901 56th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
MetLife
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Women's Finances

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Steve Martin
Martin Wealth Management, LLC
(970) 443-1873
3400 Rosetone Court
Fort Collins, CO
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Charles L. Cooper, CFP®
(970) 351-7466
6500 29th st
Greeley, CO
Firm
Masters Financial Group

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Ms. Randee K. Cook, CFP®
(970) 353-7124
1931 65th Ave
Greeley, CO
Firm
Strategic Financial Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Cameron L Mastrud, CFP®
(970) 223-4800
5801 W 11th St Ste 105
Greeley, CO
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Andrew T. Morehead, CFP®
(970) 454-2208
360 Oak Ave
Eaton, CO

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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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