With the federal reserve raising interest rates for the first time in nearly 30 years, economists are expecting a slow down in business growth. They've been talking about a recession for a few years now but then we were hit with a pandemic that shook up everything from the supply chain to the location of the workforce. If you are growing a freelance business, you're likely concerned about what to do if your own business slows down. Is your business recession ready?
When tragedy happens in America, regular life grinds to a halt. For business marketers and executives, their daily tasks come with heavy consequences. Both internal employees and the public often jump to conclusions based on your business' reaction or lack of reaction. With the gun violence in recent weeks, many organizations are left wondering what to say or do.
Here's how your business can support gun violence victims.
Businesses often tout that they are "customer-focused" but in fact, they may only be focusing on what they assume the customer wants. Unless they're really taking the pulse of those they serve, through surveys and communication, the business may be more internally focused than keeping clients happy. Can business leaders help change the focus?
Does business leadership influence client satisfaction?
Commercial credit analysis evaluates corporations to determine if they can pay their financial obligations. Although this is pre-engagement and on the front end of the A/R and collection process, it’s still an important part of any B2B accounting process. To help reduce delinquencies and bad debt write-offs, businesses should put focus on the front-end credit analysis process prior to contracting with a new client.
How Commercial Credit Analysis Reduces Late Payments
When hiring a qualified accounts receivable specialist, it's important that they have the right skill sets. They're going to be speaking with your customers directly about one of the most uncomfortable topics - money. They need confidence, persistence and enthusiasm, and also they need the proper training. We took a look at A/R job descriptions for a better idea of what's required.
Here are the top skills expected for successful accounts receivable specialists.
There are numerous red flags that could signal a late payment from your clients. Red flags, however, could be easily ignored. Green flags, on the other hand, provide a sense of safety and trust. The more green flags, the more you know that your business is working with the right clients - those who respect your time and value your partnership - and that you're doing A/R right.
Here are five green flags that reveal your client will pay on time.
Before we dive in, do you ever run cash flow reports on your business? If your organization is earning revenue, it does not necessarily mean that you have that much cash in the bank. A simple statement of cash flow report is available through any accounting software and will present a clear picture of your inflows and outflows, including accounts receivable. Quite simply, if your clients aren't paying on time, you may have less cash than you think.
Are slow paying clients killing your cash flow?
Have you ever deep cleaned your house and found coins in the couch cushions or bills in the laundry? The same can be done for your business! With a few extra tasks, you can increase working capital and breathe a little easier for the rest of the year.
Use these spring cleaning tips to find cash for your business.
As if starting and running a successful business isn't challenging enough, sometimes life throws curveballs. Whether it be illness, an accident, world events, or caring for family, entrepreneurs must prioritize their health and well-being. These practices can also be expanded to form a well-being program to include the employees who keep your growing business afloat.
Your business and family depend on you. Here are mindful self-care practices for entrepreneurs when life feels overwhelming.
Enterprise Recovery is a debt collections agency that specializes in B2B account recovery. We do our best to recover what's owed to hard-working companies so they can retain working capital and continue their successful business ventures. We also educate on the best practices required to collect those debts before turning to a professional debt collections company.