Lately, I have been having a lot of trouble collecting payments from clients. It seems that at the end of year, people just don’t want to pay you. Maybe it’s because their budgets have dried up, or maybe the cash flow just isn’t there.
This is actually the first time that I may be stiffed on a bill. The only problem is that there are multiple outstanding invoices from multiple clients. Somewhere in the realm of $3100.
I have been fairly proactive about trying to collect. So far I have sent past due notices and emailed the appropriate people. I also keep records of all the conversations that we have, as the ones where I am asked to perform work are handled via email as well.
We’ll have to see what happens. Nothing is worse than checking the mail when you are having trouble collecting payments from clients.