Fact: There are many people who feel they can get away with not paying their bills and use every excuse in the book not to pay.
Fact: It’s frustrating because it’s always the same story (and I’ve heard all of them!). It’s almost like there is a group of people who don’t pay their bills who sit around together and discuss ways to get out of paying!
Last year, I got an email from a client who owned a security company. He wrote he remembered that he owed my firm money and wanted to square it away. I told him he owed us $2,000. That was the last time I heard from him.
Another former client, ended our relationship owing HJMT $3000. When I tried to get in touch with him, he ignored my emails. He ignored my phone calls. He ignored me and my staff.
About six months ago, a former employee notified me the client had passed away. I felt terrible until yesterday, when I received a note from him asking me for the passwords on a blog we had created for him that he never paid us for. I looked at the email in shock and called Kristie Galvani and Lisa Gordon.
“Am I going crazy or isn’t this person supposed to be dead?” I asked.
They both laughed. Strange how when people owe you money, they let time pass so you forget and then arise from the dead!
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