Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Strategies for nonpayment situations, part of Running a Design Business: Starting Small.
Once in a great while, polite correspondence between you and a client …about an unpaid invoice stops being productive. …If you have a signed terms and conditions agreement, your client has no right to …use what you've created for them until they've paid you in full. …As you might imagine, this comes in very handy in legal disputes. …If things get really bad, threatening letters from attorneys can be really helpful. …Dun & Bradstreet's legal services are an effective and affordable way to pressure …nonpaying clients. Depending on the amount you're owed, your …best option may be going to small claims court.…
You can get a judgement against your client if you are able to prove that you …performed according to the contract. This may or may not help you. …Small claims court may pass a judgment in your favor, but that doesn't make cash …magically appear. It does give you the leeway though to …garnish funds from their bank account. Small claims court resolves disputes …under $7,500. Even if the client owes you $10,000, it's …
- Naming and structuring your business
- Keeping records
- Cultivating business relationships
- Hiring employees and subcontractors
- Creating schedules and managing deadlines
- Understanding industry trends
- Avoiding the pitfalls of spec work
- Promoting your business through social media
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. A Solid Foundation
2. Structure and Form
3. Getting Work
4. Developing Contracts
5. Keeping It Running
6. The Trends
7. Looking Ahead
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