sofacleaningdublin.. Great ? I'm looking at taking a customer to small claims court for a 'bounced check" not looking forward to it but will post the results when I get the paperwork done and filed with the county court.
As for getting paid. My suggestion would be to offer as an example Pay Later OR Invoice $200 OR pay now $150 up front with a guarantee of satisfaction of a job well done, show the customer letters from past customers of your work for them. You would inflate the Pay Later Option to make the Pay Now Option look good, but they could still go with a Pay Later/Invoice Option and still not pay.
The other choice would be to get 1/2 payment now and collect the rest after the job is done or invoice for the remaining balance due.
Good luck, Brad BD Janitorial