Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Prescott Valley AZ

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.”

Janie Strasser
Ponderosa Wealth Management
(928) 777-2381
1129 Iron Springs Road
Prescott, AZ
Expertises
Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Mr. James M. Poindexter, CFP®
(928) 443-5542
1965 Commerce Center Circle
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Poindexter Financial Group Inc
Areas of Specialization
Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Healthcare Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Ms. Jodi O. Padgett, CFP®
(928) 778-0933
1555 Plaza West Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Taylor & Padgett Financial Gro
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Carl D. Warrick, CFP®
(928) 445-1673
1456 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Yavapai Financial Planning LLC
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Bruce R. Hosler, CFP®
(928) 778-7666
973 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Hosler Wealth Management LLC
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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



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Mrs. Dorothy D. Calrow, CFP®
(888) 709-1968
PO Box 25471
Prescott Valley, AZ
Firm
WP, LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning

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Mr. Steven C. Rhein, CFP®
(928) 771-2117
141 S McCormick St
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Ms. Cynthia Degeorge, CFP®
(928) 445-7060
534 Quail Hollow Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Gurley LTCI
Areas of Specialization
Long-Term Care
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable



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Mr. Douglas A Rader, CFP®
(928) 778-3700
3140 Stillwater Drive
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Doug Rader, CPA, PLLC
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Ms. Ellen G. Platamone, CFP®
(928) 445-2598
1678 Oaklawn Dr
Prescott, AZ
Firm
Wealth Management Concepts 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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