Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing nonpayment situations, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
Once in a great while, polite correspondence between you and a client about an…unpaid invoice stops being productive.…You need to take a more aggressive approach to recuperate at least some of the…money that you're owed.…If things get really bad, I found that threatening letters from attorneys can be helpful.…I've used Dun & Bradstreet's legal services to put pressure on…non-paying clients.…Dun & Bradstreet is the business equivalent to a personal credit reporting…agency like Equifax.…Their fees are reasonable for small businesses.…
Depending on the amount owed, your best option may be going to small claims court.…You can get a judgment against your client if you are able to prove that you…performed according to the contract, and that the client owes you money.…This may or may not help you.…Small claims court can 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.…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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