You opened your own catering business because you love to cook. You went into the bakery business to sell pastries and cakes. You didn’t open your own landscaping company because you love paperwork. Yet to be a successful small business owner, you cannot ignore the financial side of your business, and this means that you have to make sure that you properly invoice your clients. Forgetting to invoice your customers can leave you with a serious cash flow problem, one which, if left unchecked, could put you out of business.
Invoicing help online
Using an online invoicing service is a viable option for business owners who need a quicker, more reliable way, and often-automatic means to invoice their customers. There are a multitude of available online options to choose from that can take that tiresome task of paperwork off your plate. Below we’ll examine just 3 of the possibilities available:
A free but powerful invoicing service
BillingBoss has a huge advantage: It’s free. This online tool allows you to set up automatic invoicing of repeat customers and send out once-off invoices to those customers who are not regular. Don’t be misled because this service is free. It should be plenty powerful enough for the majority of small business owners.
A power tool
AcceptPay from American Express is without a doubt for the power user. For only $30 a month, users of AcceptPay can connect with QuickBooks, collect online payments from clients, and set up a variety of customizable automatic invoices. It seems a fairly small price to pay for such a robust tool.
Invoicing for the tech-savvy
Lastly we’ll look at the most customizable option of the bunch, BambooInvoice. This open source program is hosted on your own servers and can be easily customized for your business’ needs. So if you need more control and are a little tech-savvy, BambooInvoice could be your best choice.
These are only a few of the available options online. Most services are free or exceptionally cost-effective. If you wish to take the reigns on your invoicing process, consider using an online solution.