Sometimes, the toughest part of the job is getting a client to pay for the work they asked you to do.
A friend called today with a problem. He subbed his work to a general contractor from the east coast to do a job here on the west coast at a government facility. Read more about How Not to Do Business
I read an article by a practicing attorney dealing with pay when paid (or pay if paid) clauses in contracts, specifically between general contractors and subcontractors. Read more about "Pay If Paid" or "Pay When Paid" Agreements
Invoicing is one way clients delay paying. "Thanks for doing that work, send me an invoice, okay?" Why do contractors agree? Maybe they believe everyone does it. Read more about Sending Invoices for Construction or Handyman Work
A friend was doing an insurance job, repairs to an exterior wall. The siding had been improperly installed, and around here, if you don't keep water out you'll see rot. Read more about Construction Insurance Repair Job That Could Have Gone Bad
The owner thought the charge for the change work order was too high and they weren't going to pay. Would that be considered a bad debt? Read more about Change Work Orders Becoming Bad Debts . . . Shouldn't Happen!