Written by Whitney, 20 October 2017
When you’re a small business owner, you almost always start out being the one not only in charge of running the day to day operations, but also the sales, the marketing, and yes, even the accounting.
In other words, you’re balancing a lot and have multiple jobs all rolled into one. It’s exhilarating and challenging but can also feel like you have too many plates in the air.
Thankfully, we live in an age where online resources are plentiful and many are designed for exactly this situation - a freelancer or small business owner with a lot going on. And these resources are designed to make it easier for you to run your business.
... continue reading: Customer statements in your invoicing software
Written by Steve Bicknell, 19 October 2017
A popular topic, especially after the events that unfolded over the course of 2008 and the economic impacts that have been experienced since. Ethical behaviour in business has certainly come up in the past but it’s arguable that it’s never received so much attention.
It’s arguable that there is a clear line between ‘ethical’ and ‘illegal’, the latter of which is certainly to blame for the eventual economic depression. However, to what extent does unethical business behaviour contribute?
... continue reading: The ethics of business
Written by Kate , 13 October 2017
As a blogger, getting your first sponsored post is an exciting milestone. But it also throws up new challenges. Invoicing is crucial to getting paid but if you’ve never created an invoice, where do you begin?
Here, we explain how you can create professional, beautiful invoices for sponsored blog posts in just five simple steps.
... continue reading: Invoicing for bloggers – 5 steps to success
Written by Whitney, 10 October 2017
Here at Debitoor, we believe it’s important to listen to our users. All feedback is gathered, saved, and applied to improving the software to meet the needs of the freelancers and small businesses that manage their invoicing and accounting with Debitoor.
Invoicing is an essential part of any business, which is why we have aimed to create a way to create, send, and manage invoices easily and professionally. Not to mention fast. Our invoice templates and mobile app allow you to do just that - from anywhere.
With the release of recurring invoices, we take easy invoicing to a new level. We’ve made it possible to automate the creation and sending of invoices, making the process between billing your customer and getting paid even easier.
... continue reading: A new way to invoice: recurring invoices
Written by Steve Bicknell, 3 October 2017
The UK’s Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) tax deduction is applicable to those working in the construction industry, working regularly with subcontractors. The scheme outlines that a tax deduction be added to each invoice of 20% or 30% on applicable items, depending on the registration status.
Contractors should generally be registered under CIS if they are working with subcontractors, and there can be a hefty penalty fee in the event that a self-employed worker in this industry fails to register.
... continue reading: Late CIS Registration: avoid it
Written by Whitney, 3 October 2017
We speak to Aimee, the founder of The Style Eddies flower crown workshops. Aimee shares her story and what led her to working with gorgeous flowers (and customers!), the unexpected paths that entrepreneurship can take, and the importance of embracing the journey.
... continue reading: Interview with Aimee of The Style Eddies | Flower crown workshops
Written by Whitney, 27 September 2017
There are many programs out there now designed to help businesses with invoicing and accounting. But there are typically two main areas in which they differ: the design and the usability.
These are two seemingly small but ultimately significant factors for choosing the right invoicing and accounting software for your business.
So what does user-friendly software offer? Look for these 5 key features...
... continue reading: 5 characteristics of user-friendly invoicing software
Written by Whitney, 25 September 2017
They’ve done it again! Our developers are on a roll recently, releasing another great new addition to Debitoor accounting & invoicing software. As the title of this blogpost has already given away:
You can now attach documents to send along with your invoices and quotes!
... continue reading: Invoices and quotes with attachments!
Written by Whitney, 20 September 2017
More time and more money, who would turn down that down? Entrepreneurs in particular can often find themselves wishing for more of both, as running a business can take up serious time and cash might be a bit more strapped when starting out.
But if you use accounting & invoicing software, you can make a big difference in your time for a very small amount of money. And you know what they say about time (it’s money). Let’s look at a few ways you can make the best use of your software.
... continue reading: Work efficiently with your invoicing software
Written by Kate , 19 September 2017
Jemma Regis is a London-based baker, teacher, chef, writer and the founder of
Jemz Cake Box. In this interview, she tells us how her natural flair, creativity, and eye for detail have helped her cake business thrive.
... continue reading: Interview with Jemma of Jemz Cake Box | Bespoke wedding, novelty and celebration cakes