Sloppy and handwritten invoices are receipts from small business are my pet peeve. This includes invoices type in Microsoft Word (sorry, I know you worked hard on it.) It reflects poorly on the business and makes accurate bookkeeping a challenge.
I wanted to share a few tips to improve your invoicing and getting paid!
- You are never too small to send invoices electronically. There are so many easy tools from PayPal to Wave to QuickBooks Online that provide this feature at a low cost. They also allow you to send estimates, proposals and invoices from your mobile device. My lawn guy bills me by PayPal invoice and I never see him. He does my yard sends the bill and rolls to the next customer. When I get the notification in my PayPal app or email, I just click and pay.
- You must create a detailed yet organized product/services list. This will ensure that invoices are clear for the customer to understand. If you sell apples, you should...