What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Pay


Non-payment: It’s one of the most common challenges that small business owners face. The circumstances of each non-paying client are unique, and it can be hard to decide how to best handle the situation. However, there are some tried and true tactics that will absolutely help in your quest to recoup your earnings. Stick around for my best advice on what to do when a client doesn’t pay.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Why a rock solid contract is key in keeping you protected from non-payment

  • The necessity of clear communication with non-paying clients and companies

  • When to send a cease and desist letter

  • Small Claims court and when to consider it as an option

  • One key thing that you DON’T want to do when seeking payment from a delinquent client

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The Legalpreneur Podcast is advertising/marketing material. It is not legal advice. Please consult with your attorney on these topics. Copyright Andrea Sager Law 2020