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How to Start a Home-Based Collection Agency

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How to Start a Home-Based Collection Agency

A complete, step-by-step guide to building a successful debt collection business from home.

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Product Details:
Author: Robert H. Bills
Paperback: 106 pages
Publisher: Eatonbrook Publishing
Publication Date: February 15, 2003
Language: English
ISBN: 0972843000
Product Length: 8.0 inches
Product Width: 0.24 inches
Product Height: 10.0 inches
Package Length: 9.7 inches
Package Width: 7.8 inches
Package Height: 0.5 inches
Package Weight: 0.55 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 14 reviews

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Average Customer Review:3.5 ( 14 customer reviews )
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16 of 17 found the following review helpful:

2Fails to give enough information  Feb 22, 2006
By J. Allen
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.

11 of 11 found the following review helpful:

3Some good information, but not nearly enough  May 13, 2004
By William B Blackett
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.

5 of 5 found the following review helpful:

1Very basic ... very disappointing  Jan 17, 2007
By "Keven7"
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.

2 of 2 found the following review helpful:

2Too Basic for My Use  Sep 06, 2009
By Edward J. Barton
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.

2 of 2 found the following review helpful:

2It's not worth it.  Sep 19, 2009
By Liberty Group New York Inc.
This books offers nothing. It should only cost $2.00. I don't know why Amazon is even selling it.

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