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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, 3rd Edition by Barbara Weltman

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Chapter 19
Getting Paid for What You Do
In This Chapter
◆ Setting up invoicing policies
◆ Deciding what types of payments you’ll accept
◆ Handling late payments and delinquents
◆ Bringing your case to small claims court
◆ Writing off your bad debts
The bottom line in business is getting paid. After all, you’re not in this for your health and you’re not a nonprofit organization. You’ve gone through the trouble of telling people about your product or service, stirred up some interest, and made the sale. You’ve delivered your product. You’ve performed your service. Now you want the money you’ve earned. This chapter tells you how to get it.
 
To make sure that you get what’s due to you, you’ll have to set up a collection system. And you need to decide ...

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