This past election cycle Daire Rendon, a former member of ACA International and former president of the Michigan Association of Collection Agencies, was elected to serve in the 103rd district in Michigan’s State House of Representatives on Nov. 8.
So why is this significant?
Perhaps it signals a change with respect to how the collection industry is perceived in general, and specifically how people are viewed who work in that field.
The truth about the collection industry
Public perception of collection agencies, in part fueled by the media, paint a picture of foul-mouthed fly-by-night operations who use fear and verbal threats to squeeze money of out the pockets of those less fortunate.
Yet, the truth is very different.
Professional collection agencies serve an important function in our nation’s economy. And their primary job, acting on behalf of those businesses who are owed money, is to hold people accountable by collecting what is rightfully owed.
Let me put it another.
When a customer, client or patient doesn’t pay for good and services received from your business these people have, essentially, stolen from you. That’s a fact. You can’t get your time back, and in most cases can’t receive back the services you’ve rendered.
So how are you the “bad guy” when trying to collect revenue that is legally yours to receive?
Finally, each year collection agencies collect billions of dollars for companies that would otherwise not have been collected.
So in a (relatively) free market economy professional collection agencies provide a vital role.
Find the right collection agency today
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After all, when you get down to it you really have two choices:
- you can keep doing what you’re doing (and hope for a different result)
- you can work with a commercial collection agency that can help you recover what’s rightfully yours.
Either way it’s your money… you decide.