5 Things You Can Do When You Don’t Get Paid

Every once in a while you get that one client that won’t pay up. They either come up with a reason not to pay or start avoiding you at every turn, doing everything they can to postpone payment. Certain clients count on you giving up eventually, and some just want to delay payment for personal reasons.

Whatever the case, here’s what you can do to get paid.

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6 Tips For The Perfect Follow Up Call

In most cases, you will need to call customers more than once to secure the sale, and that can happen for a variety of reasons.

Sometimes they promise they’ll call back and never do, even if they’re still interested. Sometimes you get their voicemail. Or they ask you to call again at a better time. Regardless, you have to follow-up and show you’re interested in solving their problem.

It’s important to not get discouraged — being persistent can make the sale, as long as you have the right attitude.

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How to Leave a Professional Voicemail

More often than not you call a potential customer and bump into their answering machine. It’s quite common, and you shouldn’t let it discourage you — there’s plenty you can still do to make sure they call back.

There isn’t much mystery — the secret to a perfect voicemail is balance. It should be short, but informative. To the point, but not rushed. How do we achieve that balance? Continue reading “How to Leave a Professional Voicemail”

8 Steps You Should Take When a Client Refuses to Pay

There are people who happily and willingly take advantage of the benefits that businesses and professionals offer to them. However, once the time comes when they need to pay, they might refuse to do so. This hurts your wallet and it can be very frustrating. They may have an excuse, but the one fact that does not change is that you are not getting paid.

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Top 5 Books Every Contractor Should Read

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” Reading is a great way to expand our knowledge and get questions answered. Whether you’re just starting your own business or a seasoned pro, here are the top 5 books every contractor should read and own.

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