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January 13, 2017

Knowing The Best Time and Frequency For Billing Clients

Out of all the most common invoicing questions that I’ve been asked by freelancers, one of the most difficult is, “When should I have my clients and how often?” After all, there isn’t one exact answer since there are circumstances that vary from freelancer to freelancer and client to client. However, the reason that freelancers…

January 9, 2017

5 Points To Have On Your Freelance Invoice

One of the more common mistakes that freelancer make when it comes to invoicing their clients is not covering all-of-the-bases. In other words, you haven’t protected yourself from any unforeseen circumstances. This means you could end-up getting the short-end-the-stick from the client. To prevent that from happening, here are five of the most important points…

December 28, 2016

5 End-of-Year Tasks to Streamline Tax Prep

Well, 2016 is almost over and once the holidays end it is time to make sure your business is ready for the new year. Unfortunately that also means getting things together for your tax return. Fear not, tax prep can be simple if you go into it with a defined plan and task list to…

December 16, 2016

5 Reasons Mobile Businesses Need Mobile Payment Solutions

Whether you’re an online seller, a craft fair regular or a pop-up boutique, mobile payment solutions take care of the logistics when it comes to accepting mobile payments on the go. I mean, you always have your phone with you right? Of course! Well, the Flint app offers a mobile-friendly solution to small business invoicing…

December 14, 2016

How Invoicing Can Make Your Business Look More Professional

Invoicing is the process of sending an itemized bill to a customer for goods or services rendered. Many small businesses lack a structured invoicing process, and this can be for several reasons. For example, the business owner may be intimidated by the invoicing process or think that printing and keeping up with invoices is too…

December 12, 2016

7 Essential Productivity Hacks for Business Owners

Just like every other business out there, freelancing requires a lot of work. In fact, freelancing goes beyond conventional work. You get to choose when, where and how to work, and it’s this liberty that determines how long you can go in terms of being productive. To sustain your freelancing career and avoid burnout in the long…

December 7, 2016

Invoicing for Quick Payment

As year end approaches, many business owners will reflect on the previous year and what went well, what needs improvement and what new ideas will help increase sales and revenue in the upcoming year. Getting paid often begins with the invoice. If you find that your invoicing techniques need some tweaking or even an overhaul,…

November 28, 2016

15 Mistakes Businesses Make When Billing Their Customers

For solopreneurs, freelancers and business owners, there aren’t many things more important than getting paid for your services. When you don’t get paid, you have not only decreased your cash flow, it also prevents you from paying your expenses and bills — like your utilities and staff. And, that’s never good for business. These Despite…

November 23, 2016

5 Ways to Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday, a program started by American Express in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support local and small businesses. According the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28 million small businesses in the U.S. generating 54% of all U.S. sales and 55% of all U.S. jobs.…

November 21, 2016

3 Ways to Stay on Top of Finances When Scaling Your Business

If you thought that starting a business was a challenge, wait until it’s time to grow your business. Not only do you have to be concerned about making sure your business is scaling at the right pace, you also have to stay-on-top of tasks like networking, marketing, and bookkeeping. Not to overwhelm, but that’s a…