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Easy ways to improve your billing workflow

Are you looking to get paid on time? End of month billing can be a daunting prospect, and there is no guarantee of on-time payment. However, by improving your workflow there is a greater chance of having a healthier cash flow. Here are some ways…

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Good practices to keep your business thriving

They say an “apple a day keeps the doctor away”.  The same can be said for implementing good practices to keep your business thriving.  A healthy business is a successful business.   There is no one size fits all approach. However, there are proven ways to…

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How to keep credibility when collecting debt

How to keep credibility when collecting debt It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable when collecting debts. In this blog, we look at how businesses can keep credibility when collecting a debt. Use a digital, automated system. Using a paper system is an easy way to…

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6 ways to encourage customers to pay on time

6 ways to encourage customers to pay on time. It happens time and time again. A customer has every intention of paying on time but suddenly life gets in the way and they miss a payment. No matter what the reason is, the consequences for…

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Top tips for small business success

At EC Credit Control, we’re lucky enough to work with a wide variety of businesses, big and small. From our debt resolution team to our terms of trade drafters, we have borne witness to many stories of success and failure over the years. Consequently, we…

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5 ways to prepare your business for the future

None of us can predict the future, however, there are plenty of practical ways to be ready. Are you looking at ways to prepare your business for the future? At EC Credit Control our debt management agency has been operating since 1988 – not long…

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Don’t rely on only a handshake

Only last week, I was visited by a local lawn mowing business who was quoting to manage my property on an ongoing basis. We happily parted ways with a verbal agreement to take on the job, but I received no written quote and no terms…

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What you can do for your business, while you can’t do business

In these unprecedented times while the country is in different states of lockdown it may be a good opportunity to get your paperwork and cashflow in order. There are many ways we can assist you to ensure the smooth running of your business, so when…

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The costly realities of a privacy breach

Privacy breaches are commonplace. As an organisation, you must ensure you are following procedures.  Ensuring your customer’s personal information is stored securely in addition to only using it for its intended purpose.  In this blog, we talk about the costly realities of a privacy breach,…

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Biggest obstacles small businesses face during debt recovery

If you find debt recovery challenging you are not alone! In this blog we cover the biggest obstacles our clients face, and how you can overcome them to make your cashflow, and your small business, a much happier operation.

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The 5 Biggest Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

In New Zealand, just 37% of ‘micro businesses’ (that’s those with <5 staff and <$2m turnover – so yes, a large chunk of our small business community) exist after two years according to Stats NZ.

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9 Debt Recovery Tips for Small Business Owners

When you’re in a small business and trying to do it all, debt recovery can be both time-consuming and tricky. Thankfully, over the 30+ years, we have been in the debt management world, we have learned that there are a few key things you can do to make the process…

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The Privacy Act is changing, is your business ready?

Changes to the Privacy Act come into being on 1st December 2020, is your business ready? John’s is! Meet John.  He owns a New Zealand building company.  Like many businesses, John holds a lot of private information about his employees, contractors and clients. A couple…

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