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What To Do When Your Event Planning Clients Don’t Pay

More than 10 years later, I still think about the client that didn’t pay me $5000 for an event I planned. At first it appeared as though I had dotted all i’s and crossed all t’s; I met with the client to discuss the event scope, had them sign an event contract that clearly outlined the terms and payment schedule, and provided reminders about payment due dates.

Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that sending email reminders, calling, and sending certified mail notifications doesn’t always work. At that time, I also didn’t have the extra resources to legally go after the client, so I had to move to ‘plan B’ to protect myself in the future. After all, I wanted to do everything in my power not to get stiffed again. It was a hard pill to swallow, and an (expensive) lesson learned!

As a small business owner, what can you do when your event planning clients don’t pay?

When Clients Don’t Pay

If you’re worried about your event clients ripping you off, there are a few things you can do to protect your hard work, event business and bank account. In today’s episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV, I share 3 tips to safeguard yourself from clients who don’t pay.

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  • Erick Cyprian

    May 23, 2016., 5:31 am  •  

    is very good

    • Melanie Woodward

      January 31, 2017., 11:48 pm  •  

      thanks Erik!

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