Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Las Vegas NV

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.”

Christopher Baum
Vannoy Advisory Group, Inc.
(702) 799-9720
Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Advising Medical Professionals, Newlyweds & Novice Investors
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Greg Phelps
REDROCK WEALTH MANAGEMENT, LLC
(702) 987-1607
9480 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, High Net Worth Client Needs, Financial Psychology/Coaching, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AAMS, CFP®, CLU

Mr. Russell J. Bucklew, CFP®
(702) 479-2799
2700 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
Miller Russell
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving

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Mr. Michael B Keeler, CFP®
(702) 870-7711
519 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
GFS & Associates

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Mr. Brian Joseph Simmons, CFP®
(702) 505-8074
4465 S. Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
Canterbury Wealth Advisors

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Sidney Blum
GreatLight Fee Only Advisors, LLC
(877) 333-1197
9060 W. Cheyenne Avenue Suite A
Las Vegas, NV
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, ATP, BS, CFP®, ChFc, CPA, CPA/PFS

Christopher Jones
Sparrow Wealth Management
(877) 330-9191
870 Seven Hills Drive
Henderson, NV
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Entrepreneurs, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Mr. Mark J. Sudol, CFP®
(702) 382-4624
6135 S. Rainbow Blvd. Ste. 100
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
The Sudol Group - Wealth Management Specialists

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Mr. Gary W. Heckmann, CFP®
(702) 367-3007
3225B S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
Thrivent Financial For Luthera
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Tax Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,001 - $250,000

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



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Mr. Leonard J Yelinek, CFP®
(702) 362-7673
PO Box 30787
Las Vegas, NV
Firm
Wealth Management Group/MassMutual

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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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