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How to Start a Home-Based Collection Agency Paperback – November 12, 2003

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According to a recent article in Redbook, a study by the U.S. Small Business Administration found that home-based companies now comprise 52 percent of all U.S. businesses, and they're not always run by part-timers who are looking to make pocket change: The National Survey of Entrepreneurial Parents revealed that 22 percent of women who run a full-time business from home pull in $50,000 or more a year, and 39 percent earn $30,000 or more.

How To Start A Home-Based Collection Agency is a critical guide for entrepreneurs seeking a life working at home and a career in the collection business.

From the Author

I wrote " How To Start A Home-Based Collection Agency to help those individuals evaluating the possibility of starting their own home-based collection business.

When I started my home-based collection agency, I could not find any "easy-read" guides for starting this kind of business at my local library or bookstore. This book hopefully will allow others to draw from the experience of someone who has "been there, done that," allowing them to possibly become the next home business success story.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Eatonbrook Publishing (February 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972843000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972843003
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Allen on February 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book only provides a VERY little more than can be found in 3 minutes of searching the internet.

I was highly dissapointed by the lack of significant content. It was short, generic, and I believe did not provide answers to any of the really tough questions about starting a home based collections business.

I would NOT buy it again or recommend it to a friend.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William B Blackett on May 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
While this book does cover a lot of topics related to the debt collection industry, it does not cover a single one of them in any detail. It is a very thin book that has large print.
I was hoping for some hard numbers on what kind of rates are normal for buying and selling debt different types of debt, but all I could find was that the author usually charges a 25% commission.
At $16.95 I suppose it's wasn't too much pay for a few pieces of good advice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By keven37@hotmail.com on January 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
I should have listened to the reviewer who said you could find all the information in this book through a 3 minute search on the internet. Lots of references, lots of filler content (such as a chapter on the FDCPA, pretty much word for word), but very little "actionable" content. I was hoping to have some substance that would springboard my plan into action. Well, this book isn't the answer.

If you are looking for basic information that stays at "level 1" ... then this book may work for you. Unfortunately, I was searching for Level 2,3,4 details that I could act upon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Barton VINE VOICE on September 5, 2009
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The book is so general that it had little use to me, or probably anyone else with even a modicum of collections business experience. In fact, the only real value I found was a few decent supplier and vendor references, and a dated copy of the FDCPA.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Liberty Group New York Inc. on September 19, 2009
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This books offers nothing. It should only cost $2.00. I don't know why Amazon is even selling it.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By internetbasedmoms.com on March 6, 2003
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This is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to starting a home based collection agency. This book takes a frugal, yet realistic approach to start up and operating costs. Everything is covered from what it takes to be a collector, business plan worksheets, marketing, legal considerations and collection strategies and approaches. Resources include a large library of sample collection letters and collection service agreements, making this a very practical guide for anyone interested in starting their own collection agency.
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The book has great information, for some reason I thought that it was much larger for the price. I probably would not have purchased it if I had realized that it was so thin and so costly in comparison.
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