how to collect money

Many entrepreneurs have law questions about handling business customers and how to collect money.  Business customers are both the lifeblood of your company … and can be the bane of your existence, especially when you’re working with difficult people or those who don’t pay.  (You’ll hear that plaintive theme in these posts). Want to know […]


Q.:  Our small business fabricates and installs granite countertops. We installed a kitchen for a client, and during and after the installation they seemed happy with the job. But here’s the saga …. When it was time to collect payments, the husband left and the wife said she couldn’t give us a check because her […]

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Q.:  I recently started a janitorial cleaning business. Our first job was subcontracted from another cleaning business. We completed three months of work and have yet to receive any payments. Two months ago I met with the cleaning contractor owner to come to an agreement. We signed a promissory note detailing a down payment and […]


Q.:  I own a small hair salon. A customer recently received services, then said she forgot her wallet and would return later in the day with her payment. She never came back. She has done business with us before but is not a regular customer. What are my steps on how to collect money from […]