Essential Debt Collecting Skills – Negotiating (Part 4)

“The secret of many a man’s success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them.” – JG Holland 

Continuation of “Essential Debt Collecting Skills – Negotiating” (Part 3)

Negotiating is a necessary life skill we all have to some degree. It enables us to achieve the best results for both ourselves and the other person. Unfortunately in lots of businesses negotiation is an area that is often neglected, but that can improve a firm’s profitability as well as its standing in the eyes of its clients. This continuation of negotiating tips has been written to provide guidance in negotiation skills to debt collectors, but it is also a general guidance in everyday life negotiating. So, what are some other principles worth using in negotiating? Continue reading

Don’t Fear the Customer

Don’t Fear the Customer

Posted on April 4, 2011 by Michelle Dunn

“Some business owners have had their business for months or even years and when I give talks about credit policies, credit limits, and credit applications, they say, “I never did any of that and I have so many customers that owe me money and are past due.”  Many think it is too late to do anything about it, or they are afraid to ask a customer for the money or ask them to fill out a credit application.  They think they will make the customer mad and lose the business.  If the customer is past due or not paying you, why do you worry about alienating them?  This is a customer you do not need.  If someone is not paying you, they are not helping you.  Wouldn’t you rather have a customer that pays you? Stop working for free.

If you have customers that owe you money right now, today, you can and should do something about it.  Add up how much money is past due or is not being paid, the dollar amount will shock you.  Now is the time to take action!” Continue reading