Discuss options with vendors

March 24, 2020

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  • Affirm your commitment to meet all of your obligations in the long run – you just need help to get through this period.
  • No one wins if your business becomes insolvent.
  • Make sure you contact a decision-maker at the vendor. Normally, the accounts receivable managers will have little leeway to adjust or manage terms.
  • Consider extending contracts as a quid pro quo for lowering or delaying payments.
  • Offer to update the vendor on your situation on a regular basis.
  • When the business returns to a more normalized environment, make sure to remember the vendors that helped you in your time of need. Thank them. Refer other businesses to them.

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