I'm only part-time, and have only been in business 4 years, but so far have only gotten stiffed on one account, and normally have virtually no problem with slow payment. This year has been different. Several of my regular customers are slow with payment, and all but a couple of my new accounts are like pulling teeth to get the money out of. I, fortunately, am in a position where my day job pays the bills, and I have no payroll to meet, so if I eventually get the money, all is well, but it is a pain to have to contact people two or three times in order to collect. I'm just curious if any of you are experiencing the same phenomenan, or am I just the lucky one? I was wondering if inflation of food and gasoline prices, to name just a couple is simply making the budget tighter for lots of people.