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Second Edition Starting a Collection Agency, How to make money collecting money Paperback – June 30, 2006
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Dunn gives us a well laid out book in both design and content. The samples are effective and easily understood. --Writers Digest
Michelle Dunn has done what so many dream of accomplishing -starting a business, making it blossom & grow, and selling it. --Paul Edwards, Author, Broadcaster, Columnist
Michelle has helped many business owners with her advice and expertise, giving readers inspiration and tools to build their businesses. --Dan Smith, Know More Media
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Starting a Collection Agency?
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Top customer reviews
The author's style is conversational, but maybe too much so; the book is riddled with errors that indicate that it was not professionally edited, but that alone isn't too bad. I actually like the folksy tone of the book, but the author confuses the issue by switching between being your friend and selling you other goods and services from her consultancy. Indeed, she is shameless about failing to cover a subject, instead referring you to her other works...at an additional fee. It is also very self-congratulatory without the substance to back it up, which is a real turn-off for me.
This book was not very helpful to me in learning more about collections; in fact, I have since read two other books that were less than half the price and many times superior to this one in that regard. If you don't know collections, get a collections book for much less money.
As an accountant and small business consultant, I can say that if you looking for more information about starting a small business this is not your book. It is very weak, and chapters are often one or two pages, sometimes merely listings of information (such as the respective secretaries of state) that a two-minute Google research stint could unearth. If you want to learn more about starting a small business, many books with real coverage of that topic could be had much cheaper.
All in all, this book was extremely weak on covering either topic. Its information should have been condensed into a single chapter for one of her other books, or else the information from the other books should have been included in this volume. You can imagine how badly I wish I had my forty dollars back.
Rollie McCarter Investigative Services - Holyoke, MA
Or, you can buy Michelle Dunn's latest book.
In short: Damn! This is a very good piece of work. I am impressed. There is information in here that took us many, (many many) months to find. This is the most comprehensive `covers it all' book on bill collecting I have ever read. It's a fun read, if that is possible for a business book. I seriously recommend this as the First resource you invest in, even before you begin drafting up your business plan. Michelle should have published this a year ago.
Timothy J Lunde
Metro Field Services, Inc.
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