Have a Great Billing Strategy
Every business owner has a client that is consistently late on their invoices and payments. Managing small business finances also means managing cash flow to ensure your business is operating at a healthy level on a day-to-day basis. If you’re struggling to collect from certain customers or clients, it may be time to get creative with how you bill them at an individual level. Too much cash tied up in unpaid invoices can lead to cash flow problems, a leading cause of business failure. If you have a chronic late-paying customer, which we all do, instead of badgering them with repeated invoicing and phone calls, try a different approach. Change the payment terms to ‘2/10 Net 30.’ This means if the customer pays the invoice within 10 days, they receive a 2% discount off the total bill. If not, the terms are full payment due in 30 days. Getting paid on time can be hustle, but deploying some creative tactics can help you manage your cash in a much more efficient manner.