Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Prineville OR

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 - Prineville
(541) 447-6111
220 Nw 3Rd St
Prineville, OR
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Sun Closed

Chase Bank
(541) 447-3821
550 Ne 3rd St
Prineville, OR
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:closed
Sun:closed

US Bank - Redmond Office
(541) 548-1071
314 SW 6th
Redmond, OR
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Thur 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
Fri 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Wells Fargo - Redmond
(541) 548-4595
617 Sw 6Th St
Redmond, OR
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Sun Closed

Arthur Brunson
ADB Capital Management, LLC
(541) 302-5814
401 E. 10th Avenue, Suite 245
Eugene, OR
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

US Bank - Prineville Office
(541) 447-4181
221 NE 3rd St
Prineville, OR
Languages
Spanish
Drive Up Hours
Mon 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Tue 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Wed 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Thur 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Fri 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Chase Bank
(541) 548-2123
568 Sw 5th St
Redmond, OR
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:closed
Sun:closed

Bank of America - Redmond
(541) 548-6116
552 SW 6th St
Redmond, OR
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Change Order, Commercial Deposits, Night Deposits, Drive Up
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Braille, Accepts Deposits
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-2
Sunday Closed
Drive Up Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-2
Sunday Closed

Wells Fargo - Redmond In-Store
(541) 548-7192
1705 S Hwy 97
Redmond, OR
Type
In-Store Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Sun Closed

Ryan McClung
McClung Wealth Management
(503) 639-4070
1500 NE Irving, Suite 430
Portland, OR
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Real Estate Investments, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts

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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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