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Freelance architects: overhaul your invoicing

Written by Kate Kate , 7 December 2017

As with all freelance work, being a self-employed architect has its ups and downs. While going freelance gives you the freedom to choose your own hours, pick your projects, and build your own brand, it also gives you additional responsibilities that you wouldn’t have within a large firm or agency.

One of these responsibilities is invoicing. Invoicing is key to getting paid, but can be a repetitive and time-consuming task. Fortunately, invoicing can be made quicker, easier, and more professional with invoicing software. Here, I explain four ways invoicing software can overhaul your invoicing process.

Debitoor invoicing software can help freelancers and small business owners take control of their accounting & finances

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SumUp x Debitoor: sell more and get paid faster

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 6 December 2017

If you ever sell your products to customers in person, whether at a market, a shop or on-site at a job, you’re likely familiar with one of the more common questions: “Can I pay by card?”.

Even online, card is arguably the most popular way to pay.

The SumUp x Debitoor integration gives you all the tools to manage your sales and bookkeeping seamlessly

Debitoor now offers the option to integrate a SumUp account, allowing you to accept payments by credit card, debit card, and contactless, both online and off, quickly and easily with the SumUp card reader and accompanying mobile app.

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Why does invoicing involve proforma invoices?

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 4 December 2017

While it’s not a required part of invoicing, nor do all businesses use them, creating a proforma invoice is a crucial element in the sales process.

Your invoicing software should therefore not only allow you to make proforma invoices quickly and easily, it should also give you the tools to send and manage proformas, as well as convert them to finalised invoices when necessary.

A proforma invoice is not required but can be helpful. It's easy to create a proforma in Debitoor invoicing software

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Interview with Mario of the Grand Tour Europe | Guided tours of Europe

Written by Kate Kate , 1 December 2017

We interview Mario, an Italian tour guide and the founder of The Grand Tour Europe. With his expert knowledge, passion for culture, and willingness to go the extra-mile, Mario runs guided tours throughout Italy and Europe.

Debitoor user Mario runs a small business specialling in tour guides across Italy and Europe

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Invoicing on-the-go with mobile apps

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 28 November 2017

One thing that good invoicing software should always be is mobile. As a freelanceror small business owner, it’s not unlikely that you’re on the road a fair bit - be it to meet new potential customers, getting supplies, or on a job.

Being able to create and send invoices and register expenses from your mobile can make a big impact on your time. Registering a couple expenses while you wait for the metro or sending off those last invoices for the week as you grab a coffee or tea can make the difference in keeping up with your accounting.

Create and send invoices and stay on top of income and expenses with the Debitoor mobile app

With the Debitoor mobile app, this is all possible.

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Add product images to your invoices!

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 23 November 2017

Earlier this month we released a lovely new feature that allows you to upload and save pictures of your products that will appear in the product list of your account. Now, we’ve gone a step further by allowing you to also include those images on new invoices!

With Debitoor invoicing software, you can now create an invoice with pictures of your product (or service) in just a couple of quick steps.

Beautiful, professional invoices featuring images of your products are just a click away with Debitoor invoicing software

Here’s how to start invoicing with images!

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New options in recurring invoices

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 23 November 2017

We recently launched the exciting new function of setting up recurring invoices for your business to help you save time and hassle when it comes to regularly repeating invoicing.

Recurring invoicing now gives you even more options in Debitoor invoicing software

After the release of this function, we spoke to users and collected feedback on how recurring invoices can best work for your business. And in Debitoor style, we set about making even more improvements on this useful function.

So what has been added?

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Interview with Guy of GCD | Digital and print graphic design agency

Written by Kate Kate , 21 November 2017

Debitoor-user Guy shares his experience of being a freelancer graphic designer. In this interview, he tells us how becoming his own boss helped him to juggle his young family and his growing graphic design agency, GCD (Guy Clubb Designs).

Debitoor-user Guy shares his experience of being a freelance graphic designer

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4 things to add to your invoice template

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 16 November 2017

Officially, each invoice you create needs to contain a set of information in order to be considered legal. These requirements are based on regulations surrounding business sales.

While it might sound a bit intimidating, once you realise what information needs to be included, it all seems very straightforward. However, there might be a couple things to keep in mind if you’re working with Word or Excel invoice templates. Make sure all your invoices include:

  • Their own invoice number, following your number sequence
  • The invoice date
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Interview with Dave of Tunbridge Wells Music School | Music lessons and coaching

Written by Kate Kate , 14 November 2017

We speak to Dave, the founder of Tunbridge Wells Music School. In this interview, Dave tells us how he's combined his love for drumming and his passion for teaching through his successful music school.

Debitoor user Dave is the founder of Tunbridge Wells Music School

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