Offering Terms - My I Suggest The Following, And Why?

If you offer terms of any type to the SMB / Residential marketplace, may I suggest that you make UCC filings a habit. Here is the worst example of being screwed.

A close friend of mine sold an 80K project (Telecom) to a local business, got paid - all good - Right?

Wrong, 6 months later they filed for bankruptcy, the banks attorneys got a favorable ruling and decided business made this purchase outside the terms of the line of credit. Out of the blue, his business received a complete legal package requiring him to refund the entire amount. TRUE STORY. He had no UCC filing as 1st lien holder on the equipment so all was lost....

I suggest you might look into using something like DocuSign to get the small print on file.


Good advice.

Though I've heard of similar cases, yours is truly the worst.