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Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Pierre SD

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.”

Wells Fargo - Pierre
(605) 945-3000
333 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 07:30 AM-05:30 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-01:00 PM
Sun Closed

Richard Kahler
Kahler Financial Group
(605) 343-1400
1010 9th Street, Suite 1
Rapid City, SD
Expertises
Real Estate Investments, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, MSFP

Mr. Charles D. Arbeiter, CFP®
(605) 342-1212
1107 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Firm
FSC Securities Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable



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Mr. Erik D Syverson, CFP®
(605) 361-4002
4009 West 49th Street, Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD
Firm
UBS Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Profession: Medical/Dental Professionals

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Darin Philip Glanzer, CFP®
(605) 373-8800
26605 Caley Cir
Brandon, SD
Firm
Focus Financial
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Young Professionals
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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



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US Bank - Pierre Office
(605) 945-2133
604 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Drive Up Hours
Mon 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 08:30 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 08:30 am to 05:00 pm

Mr. Erich L. Olson, CFP®
(605) 692-6643
307 6th St.
Brookings, SD
Firm
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Areas of Specialization
Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. John D. Wenande, CFP®
(605) 977-2709
200 E 10th St Ste 500
Sioux Falls, SD
Firm
Eide Bailly LLP

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Mr. Randy W. Ellis, CFP®
(605) 348-3030
1575 North LaCrosse St.
Rapid City, SD
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. David D. Brandt, CFP®
(605) 336-0935
622 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Firm
Brandt Solomon & Anderson LLP
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Estate Planning

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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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