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Can You Help?

it's amazing how powerful these three little words can be
People LOVE to help. It’s natural. We all do. And, guess what, debtors do too!
Try using these three little words when appropriate – “Can You Help?”. Never ceases to amaze me. Works so well.
Here are just some occasions when you can use it.
There are many, many, many more – just think laterally.

Can’t locate the deposit?
Hi Andrew,
Can you help?
We can’t seem to locate the payment for invoice number ….

Payment misallocated?
Hi Andrew,
Can you help?
We can’t find the deposit that you advised was made on ….

Accounts payable person not being helpful?
Write to the Owner in this case – click here to see when it’s been used before – VERY successfully.

We don’t want to sue you but …
Hi Andrew,
Can you help?
I’m being chased up by my Accounts Receivable people about payment of the attached invoice.

(see “I’m your friend. Talk to ME”)

Can You Help?” is one of the simplest yet most powerful tactics you can use to get people to WANT to help you. All YOU have to do is … ASK! (You may even be reading this post just because of it’s title. We just can’t help it. ‘cos we’re HUMAN!)

By | 2017-09-20T12:51:17+00:00 July 6th, 2010|telephone, wording|0 Comments

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Have you ever wondered why a client does business with you and then ignores your invoice like they had no intention of paying it in the first place or they treat you like their own personal line of credit, leaving YOU dangling, waiting months for their payment? Unfortunately this situation is all too common and can even be puzzling for the most experienced business owner. If you’ve ever had to handle outstanding accounts or you are just so over non-payers, then we can help. Real-world skills, solutions, tips & strategies to get more accounts paid on time, and, most importantly, how to maintain customer goodwill while keeping YOUR cash flow in the positive. You will find the blog posts helpful but to get real results, contact us by using any of the forms on this site, by email or by phone. I’ve been involved in the management of accounts for over 30 years, heard every excuse in the book, can spot a non-payer at 20 paces. Finance Companies in the 70s (systematic, tough), professional firms in the 80s (no systems, too gentle) and, since then, just about every other sort of business you can think of. I’ve written books on the topic, spoken all over the place about it and the blog in this website is my way of “giving back”. I hope you find it helpful.

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