Business Briefs

Small Businesses See Big Gains

Gilroy – Rickenbacker Collections recently unveiled SmartCollect,™ a ground-breaking collections service for small business owners.

Promising to alter the accounts receivable landscape for small business, SmartCollect™ is a subscription based collections service that allows business owners to recover past due accounts without paying commissions or fees. The subscription program starts at $9.99 a month and brings the resources of an international collections company into the hands of small businesses.

“Small businesses are left to fend for themselves when it comes to collecting on bad accounts, with most written off as losses. SmartCollect™ allows the small business owner access to the recovery services as large corporations, and the resources of an international company to back them up,” stated Rickenbacker CEO Carlos Casas.

In business more than 20 years, Rickenbacker Collections is an international Accounts Receivable Management company, with more than a billion dollars in its collections portfolios. They serve major corporations throughout the U.S. and are especially known for their use of cutting-edge technology and strong customer service programs.

To learn more about SmartCollect™ visit or call 1-888-264-1376.

Wells Fargo Names New Leader

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. recently appointed Stuart Tripp, Business Banking Manager and Vice President for the Central Coast area which includes Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo counties. Tripp was most recently a Business Banking Manager in Santa Cruz.

As the Central Coast Business Banking Manager, Tripp manages a team of business bankers and commercial loan officers responsible for identifying, acquiring and serving new and existing business banking relationships. A 15-year veteran of the financial services industry, Tripp joined Wells Fargo in 2000.

“I have been an area resident for more than 25 years and I understand the unique needs of our specific markets,” said Tripp.

Wells Fargo’s Central Coast Business Banking group has offices in Gilroy, Monterey, Paso Robles, Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Plans to open in Santa Maria are under way. Wells Fargo’s California Business Banking serves companies with annual revenues between $1 million and $20 million.

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