The collection agency has been endorsed by numerous organizations that advocate for lawn care and landscaping companies and has come up with a number of tips for better cash flow and more prompt payments.
Always make time for invoicing: Many companies including landscaping, lawn care, irrigation and other are small businesses do not invoice on time. Some in fact during the busy season have the ownership servicing customers, leaving billing for when they have time. A business of any size needs to make time each month to bill accordingly. http://www.youtube.com/
Collect on older accounts: During April, many businesses will file tax returns and make the decision to write off accounts. A business can still write off an account on their books and maintain collection activity. A business however, must consult with their CPA as to how to properly handle this type of transaction on their books.
Follow up properly: A business must make time to follow up on late and non-paying customers. A gentle reminder by mail and a tactful phone call can go a long way in resolving a bill that has gone unpaid.
Use a third-party collection agency: Using reputable collection agencies and using them early on in the delinquency will vastly improve the cash flow of a business and can also contribute to that business saving a customer.
More on how American Profit Recovery can assist lawn care and landscaping companies of all sizes including the list of expertise can be found here: 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, The ACA International Foundation Fellow Award and Banker and Tradesman’s Gold Readership Award. 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.