Originally Posted by m102404
Whisper...just out of interest since I know you're a thinking man and I value your opinion.
What have you done during this strike as an alternate means to get other cheques/monies during the strike?
Are you going to do anything/something different to mitigate this type of business interruption from happening again?
(just brain picking for my own interests sake)
I really don't have any unique advice to give. I have all the systems in place that any other small business owner would. I accept credit cards, I utilize couriers... But an old fashioned cheque in the mail has been the norm. Of course, I tried contacting the clients who sent through these large cheques to see if they would cancel them and reissue them and I would have my courier come and grab it... But they said it would probably take equally as long. Will I change my internal process because of this? Most likely. What will it be? I don't know yet, but whatever it is, it needs to be as close to expense neutral as possible. Global payments tacks on too high a fee. My business account won't allow EMTs. Couriers can be pricey too. I guess I'm one of those instances where a postal service is a necessary evil.
On a side note, my god damn apple G5 just died. 8 years of solid service, and it decides to die now. Will the insanity ever end!