Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Mooresville NC

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. David M Alley Jr., CFP®
(704) 799-2661
179 Gasoline Alley
Mooresville, NC
Firm
First Command Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Government Employees

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Ms. Sara Irene Seasholtz, CFP®
(704) 658-1040
136 Gateway Blvd Ste C
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Preferred Financial Strategies, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Intergenerational Planning

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Mr. Jeffery S. Andrew, CFP®
(704) 663-9041
918 Brawley School Rd Apt A
Mooresville, NC
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning

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Mr. C. Randy Rodgers, CFP®
(704) 658-3600
1074 River Hwy
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Peoples Investment Services, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Insurance 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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Garrett Moretz
290 Glencoe Lane
Mooresville, NC
Company
Title: Financial Advisor/Principal
Company: Moretz Wealth Management, LLC
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Education
BS Business Administration
Years Experience
Years Experience: 11
Service
401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Wealth Management,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Reverse Mortgage,Medicare Planning,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care

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Mr. Jeffrey P Kendall, CFP®
(704) 658-1929
P.O. Box 3550
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Karp Financial Strategies
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Small Business Planning, Young Professionals
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Mr. Walter C Pate Jr., CFP®
(704) 280-6050
761 Beaten Path Rd
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Nationwide Financial Netwoirk
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Insurance 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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Mr. John E. Matheny Jr., CFP®
(704) 533-0827
488 Oak Tree Rd
Mooresville, NC

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Ms. Mary Jo Lyons, CFP®
(704) 658-1040
136 Gateway Blvd Ste C
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Preferred Financial Strategies
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Michael T. Sullivan, CFP®
(704) 799-2727
183 Crystal Cir
Mooresville, NC
Firm
Nexstone Financial Solutions Inc

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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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