It is common in business that clients may sometimes delay in paying what they owe you or even fail to pay up. The question then is, what can a tradie do in a situation where a customer fails to pay. One way to protect your business is to demand payment up front which can work for some clients but then you might end up losing business to other businesses that offer better payment terms. However, another means of protecting your business against bad debts is to get credit insurance. Credit insurance covers your business, so that you still get paid even if they go under or fail to pay you.
Risk is a part of everyday life. There are many types of risk that will be encountered in business. Some will have a minimal impact and can be managed easily; others may threaten the longevity of a business. Understanding the principles and processes for effective risk management will help a business owner make the decisions necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for the business.