What is B2B Accounts Receivable and Collections?

No matter the type or size of your business, accounts receivable and collections is a valuable part of your operations and cash flow. B2B (business-to-business) accounts receivable and collections, however, is very different than B2C (business-to-consumer) for a number of reasons.  In this post, we will uncover the differences between these two types of businesses and how their receivables and collections processes are different. 

What is B2B accounts receivable and collections?

How to Win Back Clients After COVID-19

Businesses and organizations are pushing through the effects of the pandemic on the economy, their industry or their customer response. At the time of writing this, there is no such thing as "after COVID-19" however experts are learning more each day. While everyone is searching for the next normal, it's important to consider how the virus has affected your client relationships and customer service. 

If your business relationships have stalled, here are tips to win back clients after COVID-19.

How to Hire an Amazing Collections Specialist

First party collections, in which your business relies to manage delinquent and non-paying accounts, are a valuable resource to get invoices paid. Getting your invoices paid on time helps ensure working capital and sets your business up for success. In house collections specialists, therefore, are beneficial and necessary, especially in a growing business.

If your company is in need of an amazing collections specialist, read on to learn how to hire one.

Can a Business Be Sent to Collections?

Owning a small or medium business can be especially frustrating when your clients are paying late or not at all. It's good to note that how you respond to these situations will affect the success of the debt collections and if you can retain the client as a customer. In this post, we will offer tips to ensuring your invoices are paid on time and we will share how and when you should send a business to collections. 

Yes, a business can be sent to collections. 

Read more to learn how.

Time Management Techniques for Entrepreneurs and Remote Workers

We're all months into this pandemic and doing our best to work outside the office. Whether you're working on your own business at home or working for someone else, time management can be a challenge amidst distractions like children and chores.  The "new normal" is to accomplish everything that you did before even...

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After some research, I've found a few time management techniques that actually work. 

Here are Time Management Techniques for Entrepreneurs and Remote Workers.

Working From Home Means Automating Accounts Receivable

While many businesses are trying to return to a new normal after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, some have opted to move to remote work for the rest of 2020. For paper-based A/R departments, this move has been especially challenging. Sending invoices and receiving checks are necessary components to maintaining working capital and cash flow but what happens when the employees responsible are no longer in the office?

Working from Home Means Automating Accounts Receivable

How Do Accounts Receivable Collections Affect Your Business Reputation

When you think about your business reputation, you may be looking to customer testimonials or surveys to determine how well you're doing. Obviously, your branding and online perception is going to influence sales and ultimately your revenue. Another part of your business' reputation, however, is how you approach the financial aspects of your business.

Did you know that your accounts receivable collections can affect your business reputation?

7 Reasons Businesses Turn to Third Party Collections

If your business works with another business, you or your accounts receivable department likely has some idea of the efforts to collect on past due accounts. Reasons for late payments could be as simple as a misplaced invoice or as challenging as being affected by a global pandemic.  Whatever the reason, positive cash flow and working capital is important to keep the lights on and your employees paid. How long will your A/R team attempt to collect on accounts before they give up?  Does your accounts receivable team know when to ask for professional help?

Here are seven reasons small to enterprise businesses turn to third party collections.

Cash Management During a Recession

COVID-19 cases are still increasing as the United States reopens and now the National Bureau of Economic Research has declared that the U.S. economy is indeed in recession.  According to the announcement, the economy was heading into recession when the coronavirus hit and, as businesses were shutdown, any gains were erased during March and April.  If you're a business owner or accounts receivable professional, you may already know that cash flow has been affected by the events of the past few months. 

The good news is that cash management options are still accessible during an economic downturn, such as a recession. Read on to learn more.

7 Inspiring Business Quotes from Black Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs, we tend to look for those who most resemble ourselves for motivation and proof of success. We all need business leaders who've trudged the path before us, helping to make the path a little clearer. Brown and black entrepreneurs, as an example, face challenges such as a lack of media coverage of diverse leaders and are less likely to receive venture-capital funding.  Still, there are those to push to start businesses any way, disrupting industries and the status quo. 

To motivate others like them, read on to discover inspiring business quotes from black entrepreneurs.