As a collection agency serving the needs of lawn care companies nationwide, American Profit Recovery has seen many businesses in this industry struggle with late and non-paying customers. For any number of reasons, lawn care companies have a constant grapple with their accounts receivables. American Profit Recovery, endorsed by many organizations in the “green” industry has several tips for companies looking to improve their accounts receivables practices.
Always invoice on time: Regardless of the time of year, a lawn care company must invoice on time and at regular intervals. Many in this industry are small businesses and working with small staffs including having owners also serving customers. Back end duties such as accounting can sometimes take a back seat.
Use good old fashioned customer service: There is no harm in incorporating regular customer service calls into the regular course of business. If a customer is in arrears ,courteous customer service may just prove to be effective in collecting overdue invoices.
When invoices go past 60 days, don’t wait to get professional help: Hiring the right collection agency can prove to be a smart business decision and dramatically improve cash flow. Look for a reputable collection agency that has a track record of success, a history of good community deeds and a philosophy of using diplomacy to achieve the goal of collection money.
American Profit Recovery employees will also participate in the Professional Landcare Network’s PLANET Day of Service on Earth Day, by cleaning up the grounds of charities and public grounds where their offices are. They will plant flowers and shrubs and help to beautify these properties.
More on American Profit Recovery’s expertise in working with lawn care and landscaping companies can be found on their blog at: http://www.americanprofit.net/
About American Profit Recovery:
American Profit Recovery (APR) is a collection agency with offices in Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina. Founded in 2004, APR specializes in the collection of third-party debt in industries such as medical/dental, banking, trades, lawn care and other professional services. With early intervention and a strong focus on ethics and diplomacy with consumers, APR works hard to preserve the relationship between client and consumer with an ultimate goal of keeping the business relationship intact. The firm serves approximately 3,500 clients nationwide. American Profit Recovery and their team have earned many awards including Best Places to Work in Collections and Most Influential People in the Collection Industry. 800-711-0023 http://www.americanprofit.net/
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American Profit Recovery is a collection agency with offices in Massachusetts, Michigan and North Carolina. With early intervention and a strong focus on diplomacy with consumers, APR works hard to preserve the relationship between client and consumer.