Smart Billing Practices for Small Business

Smart Billing Practices for Small Business
small business
When just starting out in business there are many things which are not known that can hinder a business’s cash flow. By incorporating some of the practices discussed here

Requesting a Deposit
Depending on the type of small business you have started it is possible that you can request a deposit. Businesses such as designers, contractors, and many others many time request a deposit before starting a job. This is done for various reasons, for the purchase of materials, or to aid in the guarantee of full payment. While it does not always guarantee full payment those who make a financial investment from the beginning are more likely to pay for the completion of the job. (more…)

Billing Software for Small Business

Cloudbooks
How important do you think having billing software for your small business is? It might be more important than you think and worth the cost for your small business.

Importance of Billing Software for Small Business
You take pride in supplying excellent customer service. Your team is experienced and knowledgeable when it comes to the workings of your business. This gives your clients peace of mind and keeps them coming back, but how about your billing software? Is it as good as the rest of the business? Does it impress your clients like your customer service or the members of your team? It should, your billing software also sends a message to your clients. The message should be we are on the top of our game when it comes to our small business billing software.
(more…)

Organize Your Business with Online Invoicing Software

Cloudbooks
Many small business are unaware of all their options for sending an invoice. It may be that your business is creating each invoice and either mailing it or sending them one, by one via email. By using an online invoice software this part of the job becomes easier.

Why use Online Invoicing
In the traditional business world individual invoices are created once a month, shoved in an envelope, and mailed off. This system is ineffective for various reason, the first is the time it takes to get to a client, and the time it takes for the payment to get back to you. The second is the client not getting the invoice, this could be because it was lost in the mail, or maybe the client is out of town for an extended period of time. (more…)

Freelancers: Keep your rate private

Freelancers: Keep your rate private
private rate

A common question that I get about pricing is whether or not a freelancer should publicize their prices. I’ll admit, this is a tricky question. I remember the frustration I felt as a first-time freelancer looking for prices online to figure out what I should be charging. It was hard to find designers who listed the rates or flat fees.
(more…)

Benefits of Billing and Invoice Software

Billing and Invoice Software
Are you a small business just getting started? Is your billing being prepared manually? If so you risk sending a customer an invoice that may not be correct. This could mean a loss of business, time, and money.

If you answered yes to one or both of these questions there are some important issues to consider. Small business owners many times have all of their cash tied up in overhead and never consider using any type of software for their billing needs. They may feel they are small and money spent on software would be better spent in other areas. However, creating an invoice manually can not only lead to mistakes, but also takes more time, and can hinder the billing system once the business becomes bigger. Both small businesses and those who are self-employed benefit with a billing and invoicing software program.
(more…)