Is It Time to Hire a Third Party Collections Agency?

Following up with a client who hasn't paid can be a challenge for most people. If you're a freelancer or small business, it can be especially difficult because it's not your regular job. When invoices go unpaid, however, your business or your livelihood could be at stake. Are you following up with your clients on delinquent payments?

Is it time to hire a third party collections agency for your unpaid B2B invoices?

Top 10 B2B & Accounts Receivable Blog Posts of 2018

The aim of the Enterprise Recovery Zenith blog is to inform, educate and support all who read here. Your clicks and comments determine what's important and how we can help. Within the top 10, we may also recognize trends and what's missing that we should cover in future posts.  Read on to see if there's something you missed this year.

Top 10 B2B and Accounts Receivable Blog Posts


Outbound Debt Collections for Inbound Marketing Agencies

The term "inbound marketing" became a buzzword for marketing agencies with the popularity of the internet. Websites, search engines, and social media began attracting interest for businesses looking to promote themselves. Traditional marketing of phone calls, direct mail pieces, TV and radio still mattered but marketing agencies noticed that online properties could work at a lower cost. Inbound marketing attracts potential customers without the need to reach out to them.

Inbound, however, doesn't work for marketing agencies looking to collect on their unpaid receivables. 

What To Do When Your Freelance Client Doesn't Pay

Freelancing can seem glamorous when you consider being your own boss and working from anywhere.  You set your own hours, choose the type of work that you love to do and you don't have to answer to any boss. Freelance work also means that you have to handle all of the other work it takes to gain and retain clients plus continue to pay your bills. It can be especially frustrating when you have to track down client payments. 

What to do when your freelance client doesn't pay...

How to Write a Late Payment Reminder: When to Be Friendly, When to be Firm

It can be challenging to strike a balance with a client who hasn't paid on time. You may be tempted to take it personally, question your own worth or be tempted to blow it off. If you and your client have an agreement that you will complete work and they will pay, you are absolutely right to remind them to pay. Your chances at a successful recovery depend on how you handle the situation.

It's okay to remind your clients that they owe you money. Here are some tips and sample payment reminder notices to help.

How Much Does Commercial Debt Collection Cost?

Did you know that the longer you wait to get a debt resolved, the less likely you'll get the total amount owed to you?

It can be worrisome to consider letting another company handle a client relationship or an account that's gone way past due. The truth is, worrying about it is costing you money. You're reading this because you have questions that need answers. First and foremost...

How much does commercial debt collection cost?

Feeling Tricked by Delinquent Clients? Use These Tricks to Get Paid.

It's the season of trickery and nothing can be more frightening than low cash flow. Have you been feeling "tricked" by delinquent clients? While initial meetings and calls may have gone smoothly, the client hasn't followed up on their end of the bargain? As frustrating as that can be, it's time to buck up with a few tricks of your own.

Instead of feeling tricked by delinquent clients, use these tricks to get paid on time.

How Does a Credit Manager Affect Collections?

Within your accounting department, there are responsibilities that can help or hamper your business' bottom line. Today we'll examine a relationship that is closely tied and could be the answer to negative cash flow. While your sales team greatly affects operations, it's the collections of those accounts that really determines the success of your business. When your accounts receivable team is not able to collect and are consistently writing off bad debt, it may be time to turn to your credit manager for answers.

A credit manager's job can affect collections and it's important to understand how.

What To Do with That One Client Who Refuses to Pay?

When growing a business, organized finances, documented processes and the perfect staff can contribute to positive feedback and referrals from  clients. Even when everything is going right, there will be that one particular client who seemingly steals your joy.  Whether they're being difficult or too demanding (hello scope creep), it's imperative to set boundaries on the B2B relationship.  When they don't pay their invoices, it could be even more frustrating. 

When you're doing everything right in your business, what do you do with that one client who refuses to pay?

What is the B2B Collections Process?

Working capital and cash flow is imperative to any successful business. Accounts receivable management can help ensure access to cash through a consistent credit, invoicing and collections process. Business-to-business, or B2B, collections is different from consumer collections and the procedures for collection must be handled differently as well.

An effective B2B collections process will elicit more working capital and improve cash flow. Here's how...