This is blog post number 25 about getting paid by your customers. Once again, let me give credit to my source for this material. It is taken from the article, “How to Collect from Anyone (Even Enron)” found in Inc. Magazine.
Way to get paid #25: Don’t Hesitate To Negotiate: Your company needs cash. Your customer does too. Is there a middle ground where you can meet? Negotiating a payment schedule is one idea. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can ask a late-paying customer to commit to giving you half now and the rest next week. Seeking a smaller amount might make it easier for an accounts-payable employee to cut you a check. And partial payment today is always better than no payment tomorrow.
“The true objective of war is peace.”— from The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
“I became to the weak as weak, in order that I might gain the weak. — (1 Cor. 9:22) from Darby Bible Translation
“To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” —Winston Churchill