Anxiety and depression among SME owners are often linked to factors around cash flow and ensuring the viability of their company. This can be compounded when the business has invoiced for payment, but they are repeatedly paid late, or the payment becomes so overdue it becomes a debt.
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London ULEZ The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has come into force in central London, with Birmingham and Leeds’ Clean Air Zones set to follow by January 2020, and cities such as Manchester and Sheffield also looking at ways to charge the most polluting vehicles entering their cities. This is all good news for campaigners […]
Some of the largest companies in the UK made a loss this year with Kier, Keller and Laing O’Rourke all reporting an annual loss.
Unfortunately, the situation for many SMEs is that late payment of invoices can be the difference between staying in business or going under. Cash flow is the number one cause for businesses to fail and repeatedly late payment is a contributing factor to this.
Energy Regulator Ofgem under pressure after third energy supplier in three months goes bust. Energy regulator Ofgem is facing renewed calls to toughen up on start-up energy suppliers as the number of failed energy groups reaches three in less than three months. Ofgem sought to encourage more competition in the energy market and intentionally lowered […]
‘How long can you chase a debt for?’ ‘What are the time limitations on recovering money?’ ‘Have I left it too long to try and get the debt paid?’ These are all common questions asked by people who get in touch with us at Daniels Silverman. In this blog we hope to give you some […]
Every company, regardless of size or experience, will have to deal with bad debts at some point in their history. Debt management and debt collection are crucial to the successful running of a company and systems need to be in place to ensure that all is done to recover debts, especially before the end of […]
Many sole traders and small businesses are unwilling to chase bad debt.
Research has shown that many of these are hesitant about doing so because of how awkward or uncomfortable it makes them feel. Others do not pursue what they are owed for fear of antagonising or alienating a customer who they want to keep. Even if these businesses have started trying to recover the money 3 in 10 will simply give up before they have their money.
Chasing overdue payments from clients can be a time-consuming and frustrating process, and there are a number of different circumstances where using a professional would be the best option for your business. But how do you know when it’s the right time to ask someone to take over this role for you?
At Daniels Silverman we have identified 5 circumstances when using a debt collection agency would benefit your business.