This client relationship STARTED fine with prompt payments, but over time devolved into late payments. Eventually, I was chasing down a payment that was three weeks late.
Me: Just to remind you, you are now in breach of contract and can they advise on payment date.
Client: We will ASAP, but we’re having cash flow issues. Can we pay 40% of the invoice in a week, and then pay the rest by the end of the month?
Me: Fine, but I’m adding a late fee to the invoice.
Me: I’m not a credit provider, but if you’re going to treat me like one I’m going to charge for my services.