October 25, 2016 Finance & Funding en_SG https://quickbooks.intuit.com/sg/r/small-business-self-employ/finance-funding/small-business-horror-stories-dealing-delinquent-clients Small Business Horror Stories: Dealing With Delinquent Clients
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Small Business Horror Stories: Dealing With Delinquent Clients

John Pathrose October 25, 2016
A recent Due.com study found that about 16% of invoices don’t get paid at all. And for young businesses that depend on invoicing to drive cash flow, unpaid invoices can stall growth or, even worse, lead to bankruptcy.

Intuit reached out to a few unlucky business owners to hear their horror stories of clients that never paid their invoices. Here are a few of the most frustrating (and a bit funny) stories.

As illustrated by the video above, there are a number of ways a vendor can follow up on late payments from a client, but many times, these collections practices are unfruitful.

To ensure your invoices get paid and to avoid the hassle of collections, you’ll need a contract that clearly outlines the terms of the project and the ramifications of late payments. Then, you’ll need professional invoices and reliable management of your accounts receivable to make sure your cash keeps flowing.

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