Ryan It's called factoring, and you can do a search on Yahoo (or other search engine of choice) to find dozens of companies that do it. On a personal note, as a freelance designer and programmer who handles his own accounts, I would strongly advise against doing it - as would many accountants and financial advisers I know - for three reasons. One. You've worked for the money, so why let someone else take a cut for sending out a few bits of paper that really won't take that long if you have a decent system in place. I use MYOB to handle all my account, and it takes a couple of hours a week to handle invoices, statements, cash flow, yadda, yadda... Two: The sense of control and financial knowledge you have about your own business when you do your own invoices, etc., far out ways any benefit I can see from using a factoring company. You really get an idea as to how your business is doing when you look at hard numbers, and won't get into the position of kidding yourself that that really bad, late-paying customer who gives you constant grief is worth keeping. Three: To a factoring company of any size, your customers are just numbers and names, and will no way get the personal service that as an independent professional is one of your major USPs. How will a client feel if he gets a faceless letter saying an invoice is overdue, rather than a friendly call to chat about the kids and the bar-b-q last weekend that mentions the invoice in passing? YMMV Warmest regards -- Andy Warwick email: andy.w at creed.co.uk PGP ID: 0xB1D73499 ================================================ Creed New Media Design tel: 07976 205085 Nottingham, England url: http://www.creed.co.uk ================================================ website production - internet programming - new media consultancy cdrom multimedia - graphic design - digital image retouching ================================================ > Since a number of people on this list are independent professionals, I > thought this question might be appropriate. Are there any services out > there that handle the invoicing process (i.e. sending invoice, receiving > payment, following up...). I'd certainly be willing to pay a percentage if > this could be handled automatically. > > Thanks, > > Ryan Finley > President - SurveyMonkey.com (http://www.surveymonkey.com) > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !