I've had a few issues with slow payers this year, i know its the nature of the job.. But to make getting paid easier i'm gonna try to go to monthly billing next year for any new maintenance accounts. 7 month agreements from april-october, and require first month up front, then bill on the 15th due on 1st. for those who bill this way, or have tried. Wondering how it worked out? I am not going to require a contract, so they can have an easy out if they need it.. I'm hoping that will help make it atleast a little more appealing to the customer. I know i won't pick up as many new customers, but thinking of all the deadbeats i'll weed out this way. I have a few who still owe me for august, and i may never see that money.. And these are clients that i bill "due upon receipt" and they decide they want to pay monthly anyway. My fault for not handling it better i know.. I've gone from 30 mowing customers to 20 because i dropped my slow pays, and cheapskates. Hoping it will help me get more customers that will let me come weekly to mow rather than bi-weekly which made this year real difficult with the amount of rain.