Tighten-Up on Your Home Business Accounts Winfield KS

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. Clint R. Combs, CFP®
(620) 307-6973
118 W Chestnut
Arkansas City, KS
Firm
Mid-Continent Financial LLC
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Matthew Davis
Davis Financial Management, Inc.
(913) 890-7279
4901 W. 136th Street
Leawood, KS
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Daniel Weeks
Syverson & Company, LLC
(913) 317-6000
7500 College Blvd., Suite 140
Overland Park, KS
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Sandi Weaver
Financial Security Advisors, Inc.
(913) 385-5523
8340 Mission Road, Suite 113
Prairie Village, KS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, CPA

Lynn Garrison
Legacy Wealth Partners, LLC
(913) 338-4530
11011 King Street
Overland Park, KS
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Alternative or Private Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BSEE, CFP®

Daniel T. Jurkovich, CFP®
(620) 442-1099
227 S Summit
Arkansas City, KS
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, General Financial Planning, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care, Retirement Planning, Risk Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Kenneth Eaton
Stepp & Rothwell, Inc.
(913) 345-4800
7300 College Boulevard, Suite 100
Overland Park, KS
Expertises
Financial Issues Between Generations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Randy Clayton
Clayton Financial Services, Inc.
(785) 232-3266
716 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLU

John Seitzer
Everest Wealth Management
(913) 387-2017
4901 W. 136 Street, Suite 1
Leawood, KS
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Alternative or Private Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Samantha Kopek
GTrust
(913) 451-0900
11225 College Boulevard, Suite 410
Overland Park, KS
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

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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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