If you own a business, you understand that getting paid is essential to survive. This is especially true for small businesses that rely on prompt payments to maintain adequate cash flow.
We get it, converting from paper to electronic invoicing can be incredibly appealing. No more long waits at the post office, no more folding and assembling envelops, no more running out of printer toner at the worst possible moment!
Dealing with customer billing is more than just a challenge of freelancing, it’s the whole point. Freelancers work to get paid, no client should expect you to provide your services for free, it’s simply not how business functions.
You run your business with integrity, which is why your clients come back to you on a regular schedule. You provide a service and lay out your terms effectively, allowing your client to have expectations, which are met regularly.
Typical questions often asked about charging late fees by small business owners include: Should you charge a late fee? How much should I charge? Will it alienate your customers?
Sometimes, no matter how amazing the work that’s done, businesses are not getting paid in a timely manner, or worse, not at all. It often has nothing to do with the quality of work, but has everything to do with the pattern
Fewer and fewer small businesses are run in an office or a brick and mortar establishment in this day and age. Much of the time, owners aren’t in a chair but are out in the field getting work done, shaking hands, and dealing with
Small businesses often fall into the trap of looking small. Moreover, for some businesses, that is beneficial. However, for many businesses appearing small is a detriment to their reputation.
The Freelancers' Union recently released a report regarding the issue many freelancers encounter. This common issue is that of unpaid invoices. Unfortunately, the cost of this nonpayment is much higher than
Never before has the threat of doing business online been so real. In the last 10 years, cyber-attacks have made the news outlets as, collectively, they have hacked Home Depot, Target, Chase and many more.
Small businesses face certain situations and struggles that other, larger companies, do not. Larger companies have many departments to connect the transactions and interactions various parts of the company