A friend is in his first 30 days owning a pool route with ~80 customers. He's setting up collections so his AR are low and he spends as little time as possible on it. Cashflow is critical in these first few months. The last owner accepted credit card, check, Paypal. She a few hours a week managing this. He hasn't considered a VA, because he doesn't think it's necessary, yet.

Any recommendations on tools or processes to dial this in well, early?