IC System Receives 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

Read More

IC System Receives 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

Read More

Top Myths About Working with a Collection Partner Dispelled

collection agency myths dispelled

Businesses of any size might be reluctant to turn to an accounts receivable partner for a host of reasons. Here are three (debunked) myths about working with a third-party debt partner, and details about how working with an agency can boost your revenue. 1. Debt collectors are only for extremely late bills. This is not

How much do collection agencies charge?

There are thousands of debt collection companies out there with different pricing options, so getting an idea about how much collection agencies charge can better prepare you for vetting collection services. Collection agencies charge their clients in a myriad of ways; though, most collection agencies offer either contingency collections or flat fee programs for third-party

Small Business Owners: Build Your Accounts Receivable Plan

small business owners accounts receivable-IC System

One of the challenges of being an entrepreneur is having to do it all yourself. For small business owners, accounts receivable can be a bear. You already have to deal with sales, marketing, HR, strategic planning, budgeting, accounting, inventory, and shipping with a small staff—sometimes, all on your own. Adding to the challenge of mastering these

4 Tips to Streamline Your Business and Reduce AR

When you run a small business, you’ve got a To-Do List about a mile long, and finding new ways to reduce AR isn’t at the top. There’s rarely enough time in the day or week to get your list done, so you have to pick and choose what gets accomplished. While you’re managing the day-to-day,

Improving Cash Flow for Small Business

cash-flow-strategies-IC System

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, and that’s especially true for a small business. But it doesn’t always flow in an even and orderly fashion. On a graph, revenues have ups and downs, fluctuating with the economy or other factors. This forces many entrepreneurs to rely on various forms of credit, including receivables

Better Debt Collection with Data Security and Compliance

When you think about ways to evaluate a potential collection partner, your first thought probably relates to performance or experience, not data security and compliance. But cyber security and operational compliance remain vital when choosing a debt collection company. Ensuring your consumers’ data is protected, and your consumers are treated fairly according to regulatory mandates,

Consumer Collections: When Consumers Stop Paying, Listen

Consumer Collections

As a small business owner, you feel it when your fortunes shift—even just a little bit. When a consumer doesn’t pay for your products or services, covering your expenses becomes much tougher. Fortunately, you can shore up your financial strength by being proactive about the balances on your books and using consumer collections to recover

How can skip-tracing help you recover the debt?

skiptrace search

Sometimes consumers will pull what appears to be a disappearing act. Bills are returned to your office marked with the yellow “no forwarding address” label. You pick up the phone and their number is out of service. You then call their employer, and they’ve never heard of the consumer. At this point, you may wonder

6 Things to Consider When Hiring a Debt Collector

Hiring a Debt Collector

If your business needs help collecting from past-due consumers, you probably have questions about what to look for when hiring a debt collector. But are you asking the right questions? Here are some questions to consider before you hire a debt collector to contact your delinquent accounts. What collection services do they provide? For your

5 Tips: How to Choose a Collection Agency

thinking about collection agencies-IC System

When consumers stop paying for the services or products you provided, at some point, you’ll need assistance from a debt collection partner. But there is so much more than just a simple transaction when you choose a collection agency. If your third-party debt collector is a bad fit for you — that is, it’s not