MCA Collection Agency Blogs

9 Reasons to Use a Collection Agency

9 Reasons to Use a Collection Agency Cost   It should cost you nothing to engage in business with a collection agency.  You should owe them nothing until they collect for you.     It is extremely reasonable.  Let the experts do what they do best and it becomes a real...

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9 Tips to Attract and Retain Customers

Here are 9 tips to not only attract but help retain customers...  Create a "Pilot" Campaign: Starting small so you can measure and test the Target Market, Products or Services.  You can push a product/service "freebie" or one of your products/services at a reduced...

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5 Benefits to Utilizing a Collection Agency

5 Benefits to utilizing a collection agency.  It is not unusual for organizations to battle with customers/clients/patients that have not paid their bills.  Many times it is a third party that is best to gather and proceed collecting all unpaid invoices.  Many times...

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5 Tips to Help Find a Mentor

Everyone needs a mentor – That person you can look up to, trust, learn from and emulate.  However, you need to be cautious when choosing your mentor.  Here are 5 tips to use in your search. #1  Look for someone that has character and integrity.  Someone you would  be...

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Start The Year Off RIGHT

Start the Year off Right  When planning  your year start with your email list. The old saying the money is in the list is absolutely true.    Plan your marketing around building your email list.  Then make sure it is optimized.   While Social Media is a great way to...

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Do NOT Fall for a Debt Collection Scam

Do NOT Fall for a Debt Collections Scam as others have... Use the ways listed below to discern if it is a legitimate collection agency.  Don’t be taken in by a scam. Typically a debt collector is not allowed to contact you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. They may never...

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Workplace Safety Tips

Workplace Safety can't be ignored... How safe is your office?  Safety is very important in our society today. Here are some tips about creating a SAFE work environment. When you think about safety you need to consider anything that could be a potential  accident. ...

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Bad Debt Collection Impacts Your Business

Business Bad Debt Collection  Many times the biggest concern for business owners is cash flow.  Spending a little time and being prepared with a system will help eliminate having to turn collections over to a collection agency.  By communicating effectively with...

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10 Networking Stereotypes

10 Networking Stereotypes Ever been in the place you needed to network for business?  No one said  it was easy but necessary. You find yourself  forced into a room and then expected to spend time networking (finding new clients/customers/patients).  The boss may be...

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Find An Agency You Can Trust

Start with Trust The BBB allows confidence to TRUST a company with their superior rating.  They just had the BBB Torch Awards here in St Louis at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.  The BBB TORCH Awards luncheon is known as the premier event for the Better Business Bureau...

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7 Types of Video Marketing

7  Types of Video Marketing Video allows you the opportunity to introduce yourself or your products to your audience so they begin to Know Like and Trust you. Facts about YouTube YouTube debuted Feb 14, 2005 First Video was uploaded April 2005. Today they boast 800...

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Who is MCA Collection Agency

You ask who is MCA , allow us to introduce ourselves... MCA is A+ rated . We  have been a local family owned company since 1950. We are very proud of our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau as we pride ourselves in our customer service. We work diligently for...

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10 Habits for Smart Networking

Here are 10 Habits for Smart Networking for Business.  You can make it a social gathering or TRUE networking to gain business.  You make the choice by the habits you form. Breaking the Ice is the most important place to begin:   You may even want to consider something...

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How to Retain Good Employees

  How to retain good employees.  7 tips to help businesses with their employee retention.   Understand Why Employee Retention Matters Benchmark Your Employee Retention Rate Use Retention Strategies, Not Guesswork  Don't Assume Employees Are Happy Health Benefits...

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Stop Harassment from Collection Agencies

Stop harassment from Collection Agencies It may be embarrassing but you must acknowledge your debt.  The Collection Agencies are only doing their job. Consider the following tips for handling collection agencies. Maintain Accurate Records: When making purchases of any...

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74% of Small Business Without a Plan of Action

74% of small business without a plan of action Devastation from natural disasters has left many small businesses around the US in complete turmoil. Unless your business is in a specific area where you are aware that you could be hit you may have the mentality that...

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Don’t hire a Collection Agency IF:

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Don’t hire a collection Agency IF: 1)      If you never have bad debt 2)      If you have the budget to hire someone to only work on collections 3)      If you know the laws and regulations and can keep up with the changes 4)     ...

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6 Ways to build your Business Brand

6 Ways to build your Business Brand 1)      Logo:  This is how everyone will start to view your brand and recognize you.  This is the first place to make sure you invest well.  You need a professional to create a logo that truly represents you well. 2)      Website: ...

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When to enlist the help of a Collection Agency

When to enlist the help of a Collection Agency… After you have given your customer a reminder of his/her obligation and received no response. You have sent a letter demanding they respond in 10 days with no response. If the customer stops responding to your attempts...

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7 Worst Body Language Mistakes

7 Worst Body Language Mistakes We learned some of these in Kindergarten.  Your teacher said, “Sit up straight”  “Look at me when I speak to you” “ Get your fingers out of your mouth”.  These are only 7 of the worst body language mistakes... I am sure you can think of...

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Elevator Speech.. oh no!

Elevator Speech… oh no! If you like most say oh no!  I need to have an Elevator Speech?     First thing each of us has to do when we are introduced is give our elevator speech.     This is the number one problem for networking.  Someone says, “Hi, I’m...

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Could you use an extra 60 hours a year?

Do you Struggle with Time Management? Cathy Sexton The Productivity Expert shares a step by step approach to becoming organized.  Do you realize 1 minute a day for a year equals almost 6 hours of extra time to use as you wish! Think about 10 minutes a day for a year...

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4 Reasons to outsource to a Collection Agency

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why would you want to outsource to a Collection Agency? First of all IF you can’t keep up with the collections this is your first clue you want to outsource to a collection agency.   There becomes a time when the chances of you...

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Personal Career Growth (Knowledge)

We have all heard the term anything worth having is worth working for.  This is why we all spend time and money working on personal growth.  Many of us listen to audio in our vehicles, creating our very own rolling university. “Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be...

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Worst Collection Mistake

  Worst Collection Mistake is failing to be prepared with a collection agency before you actually need them. You need to choose the right collection agency: One where you only pay if they collect for you without a fee up front One that has a great track record of...

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I love working with MCA!  All the employees are friendly and know what they are talking about.  They have no problem answering a question regarding accounts that that haven't been sent to them.  They also do a fantastic job collecting on accounts we turn over to them....

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We Know the Laws on Debt Collection do you?

Are you considering doing your own collection?  If so, do you know the laws and what approaches are legal?  We hold our clients and their clients in highest regards.  Our goal is to create an opportunity for the debtors to pay their debts in a timely manner but you...

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Busy Executives Must have Phone Apps

We know you are busy and who has the time to test all all the millions of phone apps available today.. This slideshow has narrowed down some of the best in the business.  Found this to be such a comprehensive list, we just had to share.  We are going to list a few we...

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Outsourcing your Collection Dept

Ever Considered Outsourcing?  Why not outsource your Collection Department?  It isn’t any different than all the other outsourcing that is happening in every other industry today.    Smart Business Owners and Managers have decided they can spend their time and their...

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Steps to Take Before Contacting a Collection Agency

Take these 3 steps BEFORE contacting a collection agency: Did you invoice them and allow them enough time to pay the debt? Did you call them 15 days after it was due? Did you send a letter within the next 15 days? If all of these steps have been taken and checked off...

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Tips on Networking Today

There are many ways to network today. Not only offline but online. This article from Business Know How does a great job talking about 10 tips for Successful Business Networking but there are many other ways to network. First of all, you can network yourself right out...

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What to Negotiate when Hiring a Collection Agency

In strong down times economically there are countless people who are battling to pay their bills.  Leading companies to contact a third-party gathering option (A Collection Agency). They will give exceptional assist in attempting to work around retrieving the...

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14 Tips on Business Etiquette

Cubicle etiquette Close-quarters rulesEven if there aren’t four walls and a door marking the area, you need to respect everyone else’s work space. Four etiquette rules: Don’t “prairie dog.” Walk around the partition to see a neighbor, instead of popping your head over...

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I Can’t Afford a Collection Agency

-Why collection agencies exist- I would venture to say most every small to large business has had its share of delinquent clients, who make all kinds of excuses.  Now the company is wasting its valuable time invoicing over and over again and again with no results. ...

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5 Tips To Improve Relationships At The Workplace:

 Tip #1. Have Everyone Outline Goals Clearly - It all starts with managing everyone's expectations.  To make this happen, help your employees understand their goals and have them write them down.  Not only that, have them reinforce their goals by reading them daily....

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Save time with Business Shortcuts

Save time with Business Shortcuts If you’re like most people, you’re always looking for ways to save time, even when using Microsoft Office software. Keyboard shortcuts could be your new best friend when it comes to time management.Not everyone uses shortcut keys to...

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10 Tips on Changing Habits

If asked, we can generally think of a couple bad habits, but few of us are aware of our “Work” habits. Unfortunately a lot of our work habits are related to our young adult years, college and first job experiences. These habits can be good or bad. It is important to...

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Why could People be turned over to a Collection Agency?

Job Loss Medical Expenses Death of a loved one Poorly Managed Finances Never intend on paying Mistaken billing  MCA is a collection agency that is staffed with professionals who deal with collecting the outstanding debts of people on behalf of the creditors. We pursue...

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MCA wants to Work with our Debtors… 2 Type of Agencies…

MCA wants to Work with our Debtors..Types of debt collection agencies  Debt collection agencies are usually one of two types.  One of the most common of them is the first-party debt collection agencies. These are part of the original company you received service,...

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Happy New Year 2012

Happy 2012!  Can you believe we are in 2012?  It just seems like yesterday that we were all worried about Y2K and now it is 12 years later and the economy is worse than it was then.  Hopefully 2012 will bring prosperity, good fortune, lower gas prices, higher home...

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2011 BBB Torch Award

I really enjoyed attending the 2011 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Banquet at the Chase Park Plaza in St Louis Missouri. What an honor to be invited to such a prestigious event since it was only accredited business that attended. The BBB is a great organization to...

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Why use a collection agency

Good Morning, what a great World Series Game!  Go CARDS!!!!!!  Trying to get ready for the final World Series Game and hopefully celebrate the big WIN by the CARDS and don't have time to collect your unpaid bills, let MCA get your accounts receivables paid at "NO COST...

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