Category: Invoicing

Tips, tricks, and guides to help you with invoicing for your service business. Helpful content ranging from invoicing tools to how to the challenges faced with hourly billing.

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Handling Customer Estimates as a Contractor

If there’s one thing that can create tension in a contractor-client relationship, it’s the estimate. When you finally get to it, it can be the make or break for your deal. How do you create and present an estimate or proposal that wins the deal without compromising your price or offering? Make sure your estimates...

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Handling Late Payments: Getting Paid While Saving Your Reputation

Handling late payments is never easy; finding the right balance between being firm enough to protect your business interests and accommodating enough to earn a strong reputation among your customers is an art. It’s a mixture of soft skills, hard policy, and rigorous account tracking, but if you have the right system in place collecting...

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Your Customers Want Electronic Invoices

You’ve been handwriting estimates and invoices for years; it’s been getting the job done well before the prevalence of smartphones. But simply getting the job done is not enough anymore. Are you wasting precious time, making mistakes, and disappointing customers? Learn why handwritten invoices simply don’t cut it in today’s digital world. All-in-one business management...

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How Square Mobile Payments Can Make Your Life Easier

Sixty-nine percent of Americans carry less than $50 in cash, and thirty-eight percent don’t write checks, which can make it hard to take payments on site. When you’re reliant on invoices and phone calls to collect payments, it’s easy for things to fall through the cracks, and the way the demographics skew, it looks like...

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Write It Down: Proper Business Documentation Can Save You Thousands

Paperwork is the bane of many a business owner’s existence, but business documentation plays a crucial role in protecting both the business and its employees. The temptation to play things by ear and rely on verbal agreements can be hard to resist, especially when you know it will save you a few hours in the...

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Should You Use Hourly Billing For Your Service Business?

How you structure your billing has a large impact on whether your customers consider you to be expensive or affordable. If the bill they get at the end of the day doesn’t match their expectations, it won’t matter how much it cost. Even when the final price is the same, customers assess value based on...

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Why You Need Business Management Software For Your Service Contracting Business

Running a service business is hard, but for many business owners it’s harder than it has to be. One in five small businesses still rely on pen and paper to manage their operations, and two-thirds of small business owners find new business technology to be overwhelming. Without the right technology in place, however, business management...

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10 Tricks to Get Invoices Paid On Time

You landed the new client, you put in the work, you sent the invoice. Now you just sit back, pat yourself on the back, and wait to get paid, right? Wrong. The money never comes. You hear nothing from the client. Unfortunately, this happens all too often in business. Sometimes they legitimately forget, and sometimes...

Mobile Invoicing

Mobile Invoicing Software – Get Paid Faster

How often has this scenario happened to you? You show up on time, bring all the right equipment, do a fantastic job for your customer, and are out of there on time. Smiles all around and you move on to your next appointment of the day. No worries. Except you didn’t get paid for your...