B2B & Business Trends to Expect in 2019

The business world is always changing and we're here for it. 2018 saw more freelancers and small businesses, consumers and employees speaking out and a more discerning audience for marketing and partnerships. January is the perfect time to determine how your business is going to change and be better in the new year. 

To help small and growing businesses prepare for what's to come, we have done some research on a few business to business trends to expect in 2019.

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

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...

4 Warning Signs Your Client is About to Leave

While it would be nice to get a heads up when a client decides to pull their business, they may just disappear.  Depending on your business and the size of the client, losing one client could be devastating. You may also take it personally if the client has been with you for a long time or if they're one of a few. The most important part of client retention is communication. Maybe these clues don't mean what you think they mean.

4 warning signs your client is about to leave...

Small Business Best Practices: End-of-Year Financials

September and October seem to be a swift slide right into the holiday season. If you're a busy small business owner, you may not have realized that the end of the year is coming up quickly. Instead of spending late December in the rush of the season, start planning ahead to get your financial statements and taxes organized now. 

Here are Small Business Best Practices: End-of-Year Financials

Looking for an Investor? Remember These Important Steps

Whether you only have an idea or you're ready to take your business to the next level, finding financing or funding can be a stressful endeavor.  Starting a business often starts with self-funding or bootstrapping, including borrowing money from family or friends, selling your home or maxing out your credit cards. The risk of strained relationships and finances may add to the burden but a passionate business owner will push through it. 

You love what you do, right? Now it's time to sell that idea to an investor. These important steps can help you do that.

Set Up Accounts Receivable Department for Success

Tracking and collecting receivables is vital to your business' cash flow. Without a steady cash flow, your business may not have enough working capital for important expenditures. Set up an organized accounts receivable department with dedicated responsibilities to ensure a positive cash flow and success for your business.

Here are three best practices to set up your accounts receivable department for success.

Stress Causes for Entrepreneurs (And How to Handle Them)

The dream of starting your own business is intoxicating, especially when you're tired of working for someone else's dream.  According to MBO Partners' 2018 State of Independence in America, 4.8 million independent workers are referring to themselves as "digital nomads" and seek the life of working from anywhere.  While the dream has become reality for many, still others are hoping to enter the world of entrepreneurship. As with any grass is always greener scenario, there is are ups and downs to owning your own business, not the least of which is a very different sort of stress than you may be used to.

Let's look closer at the causes of stress for entrepreneurs and some tips for handling it. 

How to Deal with Toxic Client Relationships

Every service business has had one or two clients that fill them with a sense of dread. The business relationship may have started out well and then turned sour. Occasionally, there are those clients that were predictably difficult and that pit in your stomach told you they would be from the very first phone call. Depending on the status of your business and cash flow, you may choose to grin and bear it. You may also wonder how you can prevent future toxic client relationships.

Toxic client relationships can negatively affect service-based businesses. Here's how to deal with them and red flags that would have predicted them.

Solving the Cash Flow Problem for Marketing and Ad Agencies

The catch-22 of running a creative, digital marketing or ad agency is that it takes money to make money. While it would seem that bringing on more clients would increase cash flow, the challenge is having enough employees available to handle the client work. And if a client quits your agency, will you be laying off those employees? These are only a few of the thoughts that plague the mind of an agency owner when they're trying to get to sleep at night. Cash is king and must be available to keep the lights on, the employees happy and your clients on board for the long haul.

Tackle these four things to solve the cash flow problem of marketing and ad agencies.