another subject beat to death. does anyone demand payment on the spot ? i mean, im so sick and tired of providing service, sending a bill, and having to wait to get paid. out of all my customers, maybe 5 actually send the payment in immediatly(within a couple days) , and a couple more hand pay me each visit, and one or two come out at the end of the month and hand me a check. but there are still several who recieve their bill around the 25th of each month, it says pay within 10 days, and i get nothing for a month, 45 days, 2 months even. how the heck could u run a business like this? i know, late fees, but i dont want late fees, i just want my money on time. i thought i found a really good new customer, they called from our add for cleanup. went by, it was a disaster! probably 20 hours of cleanup work. these people appeared very wealthy, and extremely friendly. they thanked me for comming by, and explained that they had a guy for several years, in early spring he just stopped comming around. they called and sent letters, nothing, never heard from him again. the place needs a ton of work, and they want "to establish a relationship". i explained that we are very busy, and a property that size would not fit into our schedule . however, i would put in a couple of hours if they wanted us to, so the front of the house is presentable for thanksgiving. then get the place into shape, whenever we had some time, little by little, until it looks good, then work on a maint. program. they said great, lets do it. how do we pay? i said ill send a bill, it must be paid within 10 days. they said great. well, nov. 26th, we put in four hours of cleanup. left a bill. today(jan 10th) we called, we never recieved the check. she said, oh, well, we have to look it over, if it looks ok, we will send a check shortly. im like what the f.... SHES LUCKY IT WAS MY WIFE WHO CALLED AND NOT ME. and there are other too, whos bill should have been paid by dec. 1st. never got it. DOES anyone charge on the spot? i dont want to alienate people cus they are used to recieving a bill and sending a check, but this crap has to stop. does anyone demand payment on the spot for all services?