collecting-in-house- IC System

Focusing on past-due accounts is the most important component of accounts receivable management. In order to recover accounts receivable, the path to success is setting up a system where late-paying customers get reminders and those reminders are consistently administered. This alone may raise the question of whether your firm should keep the collection efforts in-house or […]

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If you’re looking for a way to optimize your accounts receivable, customer segmentation is one strategy you’ll want to adopt. The idea behind customer segmentation is using their past behavior to help you decide how to respond if they fail to pay you on time. Taking this strategic approach to accounts receivable management will help […]

IC System-reduce-accounts-receivable

Sending bad debts to a collection agency is the first step toward reducing your accounts receivable and freeing some locked-up capital. If you work with a strong and experienced collection partner, they can provide the tools and resources to resolve as many accounts as possible. This would further reduce bad debts and give you access […]

IC System - Questions-to-get-answered-before-hiring-a-collection-agency

While there are many reputable collection agencies out there, there’s a reason why the industry has gotten a bad rap. Before you choose a collection partner, it’s important to do your research. But how do you know what to look for in a reputable collection agency to represent your business? Let this serve as a […]

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Data security and the importance of protecting consumer information remains a top priority for any business that gathers and stores sensitive records. Credit card numbers, personal contact information, social security numbers, and medical records could all be at risk if a business does not take the proper steps to protect themselves. This is especially true […]

get-you-paid-more-quickly

Every introduction to sales tactics will teach you that your pitch won’t win over customers without a hook that makes the service stand out from the pack. Here’s one you may have heard in your quest to find a collection agency: How they can get you paid more quickly. Speed is not much of a […]

IC System - get-paid-on-time

Every business deals with the occasional late payer. Sometimes they’re a few days past-due, sometimes they can’t pay for months. Sometimes, when you make them aware of the lateness of their account, they jump right on the issue and resolve it. Other times, they actively avoid your calls and letters, requiring additional effort on your […]

debt-collection-rfp-IC System

I’ve been a proposal writer for a number of years, but I wasn’t always writing about debt collection services. Over the course of my career, I’ve responded to RFPs for industrial printers, surveillance cameras, open-road tolling technology, and even ankle monitors. So when I first started writing proposals for debt collection RFPs, I received a lot […]

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Whether you’re running a small business, healthcare office, or a large corporation, knowing the right time to submit a debt to your collection agency remains tricky. There’s a delicate balance, similar to the question about the ideal temperature of porridge in the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. You shouldn’t send an account to […]

cash-flow-strategies-IC System

Effective cash flow strategies are the lifeblood of any business, and that’s especially true for a small business. But it doesn’t always flow into your coffers in an even and orderly fashion. On a graph, revenues have ups and downs, just like a roller coaster. That forces many entrepreneurs to rely on various forms of credit, […]