Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Roseburg 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.”

Mr. Tommy D. Bentley, CFP®
(541) 673-0412
356 NE Winchester St
Roseburg, OR
Firm
National Planning Corporation
Areas of Specialization
Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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



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Chase Bank
(541) 673-8359
929 Nw Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR
Type
In-store
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-7:00
Tues:9:00-7:00
Wed:9:00-7:00
Thurs:9:00-7:00
Fri:9:00-7:00
Sat:9:00-4:00
Sun:closed

Bank of America - Roseburg Garden Valley
(541) 672-7712
780 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, 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 - Sutherlin In-Store
(541) 459-9466
811 E Central Ave
Sutherlin, OR
Type
In-Store Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-03:00 PM
Sun Closed

Maura Van Heuit
Ashland Financial Solutions
(541) 488-0460
570 A Street
Ashland, OR
Expertises
College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Wells Fargo - Roseburg
(541) 673-2339
662 Se Jackson St
Roseburg, OR
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat-Sun Closed

Wells Fargo - Timber
(541) 673-0003
1701 Nw Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM-02:00 PM
Sun Closed

US Bank - Roseburg Office
(541) 673-2412
619 SE Main St
Roseburg, 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 06:00 pm

US Bank - Myrtle Creek Office
(541) 863-3131
105 N Main St
Myrtle Creek, OR
Languages
Spanish

Jeffrey Yamada
MCS Financial Advisors
(541) 345-7023
360 East 10th Avenue, Suite 200
Eugene, OR
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Financial Issues Between Generations, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, MBA

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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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