9 weeks until Christmas, what do you need to do to get paid by Christmas?

I know it seems early to be talking about Christmas, we’ve not yet had Halloween, or Bonfire Night however if you are on 60 day terms, you already need to be thinking about actions to get paid by Christmas.

Even if you’re not on 60 day terms, here’s a run down for you of things you should be thinking about over the next 9 weeks!

9 Weeks, what do you need to do to get paid before Christmas?

9 Weeks, what do you need to do to get paid before Christmas?

24 October | 9 weeks to go

Start thinking about what you need to do in the lead up to Christmas because time’s going to fly. If you have customers on 60 day payment terms, prepare and send your invoices now to make sure you get paid in the week before Christmas. That’s the week beginning Monday 19 December.

31 October | 8 weeks to go

Don’t be spooked by those customer terms.  Read their terms carefully to make sure you’re not starting work under a contract with different payment terms from yours.  You may have already seen, payment terms are big news this week.
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7 November | 7 weeks to go

Remember, remember  5 November?  Did you sit there and smoulder, worrying about not being paid, or did you fire up the cash flow and pick up the phone to your customers and be confident when asking for your own money.
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14 November | 6 weeks to go

Invoice, Invoice, Invoice.  If you operate 30 day terms, now is when you need to raise your invoices to get paid in the week before Christmas.

21 November | 5 weeks to go

Think about holiday opening times.  When will you be open for business over Christmas and what about your customers.

28 November | 4 weeks to go

Keep getting paid. There are so many ways to get paid.
VIDEO | 10 ways to get paid.

5 December | 3 weeks to go

Build customer relationships. You may want to let your customers know when you’ll be open for business over the Christmas period.  Perhaps you need to give them an out of hours contact number.

12 December | 2 weeks to go

2017 will be here before you know it.  Update your customer and contact list so you can be ready to hit the ground running in January. It’s all about keeping those good customer relationships that helps you get paid.

19 December | 1 week to go

Reconcile and check what you’ve been paid and if you have outstanding invoices, pick up the phone.  It’s the last chance and those 60 day and 30 days invoices are due.

CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Friday 23 December the last official working day before Christmas and you can enjoy the festivities because you were paid on time.
Christmas Day is Sunday 25th December.
Don’t forget the two statutory holidays Monday 26th December and Tuesday 27 December.

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