Written by Loukia, 14 August 2018 in General
The growth of small businesses in South Africa has quickly become one the most important and main drivers behind the economy. In South Africa, small and medium sized business account for over 90% of the entire country’s economy.
These small businesses all contribute in their own way to the economy, as they cover a wide diverse range of industry sectors.
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Written by Loukia, 9 August 2018 in General
Believe it or not, finding and hiring the right employee has a lot to do with the hiring process laid out from your end.
Hiring someone for your business can be a tough process. You want to hire someone who is not only qualified for the job and has the required skills and competencies, but also someone who will bring something good to the table, and fit with your business culture - on a more personal level.
... continue reading: Hiring - the right way!
Written by Loukia, 7 August 2018 in General
Have you ever head of the saying “You gotta spend money to make money”? Well… more often than not this is probably very true. However, that does not mean that you are a lost cause if you do not have the money to spend.
... continue reading: 5 low budget marketing tips for small business newbies
Written by Loukia, 6 August 2018 in Freelance General
Many people do not realise the amount of hard work tattoo artists put into their occupation. As if permanently inking somebody else's body was not enough stress, tattoo artists also have to deal with the hassle of scheduling client appointments, invoicing, tracking their business accounting, and many more.
In this article we will share some useful tips tools for tattoo artists in their business - and no, by tools we are not referring to needles…
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Written by Loukia, 2 August 2018 in General
Starting a business comes with many obligations, responsibilities, and planning. There is also a lot of research which needs to be conducted, including content strategy planning, market research, target audience, threats and opportunities, and many more.
However, before you can even begin to think about these factors, you need to think about the one crucial ingredient in order for your business to even take its first steps - funding.
Traditionally, bank loans tend to be the first thought for those looking for capital to start their business. In many cases, this might be a reasonable and efficient solution for you. Nowadays, however, people have been taking advantage of using more creative yet still realistic ways of raising capital.
... continue reading: 5 creative ways to fund your new business
Written by Loukia, 25 July 2018 in Freelance
Are you a fashion blogger, or would you like to become a fashion blogger? This article will give you all the insights for how to manage your invoicing and accounting as a blogger.
Blogging is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing careers both now and in the future. Bloggers use the Internet to share their experiences, opinions, tips, and to discuss broad and varied topics.
Bloggers that have a large follower base or audience are often contacted by other brands or and businesses regarding collaborations, partnerships, or sponsorships.
... continue reading: Invoicing for fashion bloggers
Written by Whitney, 25 July 2018
Today, it seems the ultimate goal is convenience. From buying food to vacuuming, the more automated and quick any process can be, the better. So there’s no exception when it comes to managing your invoicing and sales process.
As a small business owner, your time is meaningful, and faster sales have the potential to mean more sales, which generally translates pretty directly to: more income.
Whether you’re working in a bricks-and-mortar shop or you run an online business and work from your home, or anything in between, there is a current and easy solution for helping you stay on top of sales and maximise the time you have to spend following up on leads, shipping out orders, or finishing jobs.
... continue reading: Manage your sales quickly, easily, from anywhere
Written by Whitney, 23 July 2018
As always, our development team has been hard at work recently, focusing on a brand new aspect of Debitoor. However, this one is a little different and doesn’t directly affect users. Nonetheless, it’s a big achievement that our team is happy to announce: our own billing system!
We focused on making the subscription payment process as simple and convenient as possible - with the added benefit of more information and control over your own subscription.
So it has been the aim of the development team to create a simple, fast, and hassle-free billing process for all subscription payments.
... continue reading: Implementing a new subscription billing system
Written by Loukia, 18 July 2018 in Application
When you are creating periodic invoices, more often than not the best and more efficient option for you is to create recurring invoices.
In Debitoor invoicing software you have the option to create recurring invoices for cases where you are invoicing a repeated customer for the same service.
However, in other cases it may be more practical to simply copy an invoice, even if it is a recurring invoice.
... continue reading: When to make recurring invoices, and when to copy invoices
Written by Whitney, 17 July 2018
For everyone who sits down to create their first invoice (or somewhere along the way), the question arises: What’s the difference between net and gross pricing? Which format is right for my invoices?
Not to worry. In this article, we’ll explain quickly and simply what the differences are, and how to apply one or the other in your invoices with ready-made invoice templates.
... continue reading: Your invoices: gross or net pricing?