Credit, Payment Terms, Collections & Borrowing

Episode 9 | Challenges: Process

What is the right method for getting paid for your work?

This is a subject that both Jim and I were reluctant to talk about; however, our goal is to bring the Metalworking Nation together as a community to talk about topics that people are afraid to bring up.

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What are your typical terms?

Do you offer payment via credit card?  Should you require a credit card for initial orders?

Do you have a defined credit terms policy?

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If you are agreeing to an OEM contract that stipulates 90-120 day terms, are you considering the financing rate and including that in the price? “Somebody has to pay it!”

What is your process for collecting?

When do you “put on the heat”?

Do you use collection agencies?

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