Magazine article Business Credit

Extending Credit: My Favorite Collections Story

Magazine article Business Credit

Extending Credit: My Favorite Collections Story

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First off. Shure is a very conservative company, financially. So, not long after I joined the company, we had one customer whose office was nearby who had bounced a check. Admittedly, some of us were a little hot about it. I thought: I'm just going to go over for a visit and collect this money.

Well, it happened to be casual Friday, so I rode my motorcycle over, with leather chaps on and everything. Also, I had recently shaved my head as part of a St. Baldrick Foundation charity fundraiser for children's cancer research. So, I was looking a little rough-I have to admit I did somewhat resemble that '90s boxer Butterbean.

Anyway. I proceeded to go visit them and ask for the check-I got quite a few odd looks. When I got back to our office, some people were kind of shaking their heads and saying, "We don't do stuff like that around here." I then got called in by the boss, almost expecting to need a box for my things. …

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