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Collections Strategies for Design Firms


How do you handle it when your clients get behind?

“Call them up!” says Michael Bernard. Don’t push this task off onto your bookkeeper. If the client writes the checks, the principal should make the call. “Keep your voice neutral and unemotional. Rehearse beforehand if you need to. The message is that, as a small business, cash flow is vital to your operations, and you’d appreciate them sending an immediate payment.”

“One former client felt so guilty about a tardy payment that he paid up even to his current charges that hadn’t been billed yet!”


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