Fall May Be the Best Season for Hiring

As the summer comes to a close and everyone returns to their normal working routines, hiring managers are ready again to post jobs, schedule interviews, and shore up employment needs before the end of the year. There are a few factors that drive employment...

What’s the Difference between DSO and SDSO?

It was a long and hot summer in my neck of the woods, which fortunately was periodically interrupted by the occasional downpour and cloudy day.   But now that it’s October, it won’t be long before we’re donning our winter coats, and for my generation, our galoshes....

Whistle While You Work!

Last month CMI conducted a poll asking followers of its LinkedIn Company page to respond to how they keep distractions at a minimum at work. Somewhat surprisingly, 38% of respondents indicated that listening to music was their preferred concentration support method....

Will You Take a Staycation this Summer?

Staycations are the new way to vacation! But what exactly is a staycation, and how is it different from a vacation? Simply put, a staycation is a vacation where you stay at or close to home. For some people, that means staying in and enjoying their local vicinity...

Why Was April 15th Chosen to Be Tax Day?

Between the middle of March and the middle April, I get a little strange feeling in my stomach. Not only does it have to do with turning our clocks ahead one hour, but that corporate and personal taxes are coming due very soon. My thoughts swing back and forth...

Beware the “Reviewed” Financial Statement

In these unpredictable times, regretfully there are going to be instances where the scruples of some customers, for whatever reasons, may begin to fall short. Consequently, we need to be vigilant about the validity of financial statements submitted to support...

Eight Ways to Undermine Your Company Culture

We often hear and read about ways to improve a company’s culture, but we often don’t realize the things that may be going on which are negatively impacting a company’s culture. Following below is my list (not totally comprehensive) of what I believe can nibble at...

Serving Up Great Customer Service 

I have to tell you an interesting story that occurred over the holidays. I bought a personal computer last year and to be on the safe side, I decided to sign up for one those 24-hour tech support services. Since I’m a very active nighttime computer user, being able to...

What’s in Store for Our Economy in 2022 

You can probably forecast winning at Monopoly if you are able to buy Park Place and Boardwalk early in the game. If you have the cash and can build hotels, before long, the other players who land on your expensive properties will be paying you big bucks.  I wish...

Burying Your Credit Head in the Sand

One of the nice things about my day-to-day activities is lending an open ear to my clients and staff.  Recently, I was talking with the credit manager of a new client who was placing some claims with our office. One of the claims, a sizable amount, was...

When a Team Member Goes Off Course

Hi Everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful summer and took some badly needed vacations. I was informed from one collector, Ms. A, at a mid-size stationery company, about a very interesting summer vacation planned by one of her team members, Mr. B. Here’s what...

What do you think?

How often do you need to renegotiate a past due payment agreement? Not very oftenSomewhatA fair amount, especially in an unstable economyIt seems like all the timeChoose It’s frustrating when payment agreements are not upheld but it’s also important to recognize that...