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Whitney

Bookkeeping for your garage

If your happy place is working on a car, grease on your hands, tools lining your walls, it’s likely been a dream of yours to run your own car services shop. However, there are parts of running a business that might not be quite as enjoyable for you - the paperwork and finances.

Man working on underside of car, will need to invoice later with Debitoor accounting & invoicing software

Luckily, the tech world of today has made it easier than ever for anyone to stay on top of the invoicing and accounting side of their business. But what about your business? In this article, we outline what you need to consider when looking for bookkeeping software for your garage.

Kate

New and improved: the Suppliers tab

Suppliers are key contacts for any small business or freelancer. They might provide you with the raw materials you use to manufacture finished goods, they might supply the products you sell to the end consumer, or they might simply sell the day-to-day items you need to keep your business running (coffee, paper, printer ink, etc.).

Managing and maintaining your relationships with your suppliers is therefore an important part of running a business. To make this even easier, we’ve updated and improved the Suppliers tab in Debitoor invoicing software, and this blog post takes a closer look at the changes we’ve made.

Debitoor invoicing software makes it even easier to manage your suppliers

Whitney

Self-employed developer: 6 tips for getting started

As a developer who loves their work, you might sometimes find yourself wondering how you could grow if you had more flexibility and freedom when it comes to when you work and what you work on. If you’re currently considering breaking out of the mold and setting out to become self-employed, we hear you. And we’re here for you.

It’s a big step, so it’s only natural to have a few doubts and to question whether it’s really the right move for you. However, with the resources available today and a little preparation, you can be well on your way to feeling confident about becoming a self-employed developer.

Woman on a laptop with a Python coding book next to her

Kate

Invoicing a UK company from Ireland

The UK is one of Ireland’s main trading partners, purchasing billions of euros of goods and services from Irish businesses every year. And if you’re one of the many Irish freelancers or business owners that sells to companies in the UK, it’s important that you know to send invoices that are professional, legal, and tax-compliant.

This blog post therefore takes a look at everything you need to know about invoicing a UK company from Ireland, including what to include on an invoice template, how to apply sales tax, and the easiest way to create an invoice for British businesses.

Invoicing a UK company from Ireland is easy with Debitoor invoicing software

Kate

Localised invoicing software: why the right edition matters

When choosing invoicing software for your business, there are many important factors to consider: price, range of features, ease of use, and – perhaps most importantly – whether it’s localised for your country.

There are a number of different reasons why it’s important to choose software that’s specifically set up for the country your business is based in, and this blog post explores each of these reasons in detail. We also explain what to do if you select the wrong country when you sign up for Debitoor.

Debitoor invoicing software is localised for over 70 countries around the world. Try it free for 7 days

Steve Bicknell

Brexit and your EU imports & exports

Although things are still up in the air concerning what kind of Brexit we will be facing, when it comes to running a business, there can certainly be added complications depending on what type of deal is eventually decided with the EU.

In the event of a hard Brexit, there will be extra requirements for businesses that wish to continue working across borders - namely with imports from EU countries. The primary two things that these businesses need to look into include the Economic Operator Registration Identification (EORI) and the C79 certification - both of which pertain to EU imports to the UK.

Five flags of EU countries - what a no-deal Brexit means for your imports and exports

Whitney

Accounting year, dividends, and more updates in Debitoor

If you’re the type of user who likes to check the overall numbers often and make sure they’re on track, you might have noticed some recent changes to a few aspects of your financial reports. Primarily: the balance sheet and the profit & loss statement.

While Debitoor is focused on providing tools that make it easy to manage your quotes and invoicing, record expenses, and work easily with your accountant, it’s also important that the software continues to grow and develop, just like our users’ businesses.

Debitoor is always working to make our users' lives easier, to make them as happy as this smiling man at a computer

That in mind, it’s always our goal to create solutions that simplify rather than complicate your experience in running your business. So every change we make goes through a process to ensure that it is the most intuitive it can be - granted, there are some features that by their nature are slightly more complex. There are also features that are more useful for some users than others, which is why we base our plans on features for growing businesses.

Kate

Invoicing software for travel agents

Running a travel agency involves juggling a number of different tasks – from designing itineraries and researching destinations, to negotiating with suppliers and closing sales with customers. You’re also likely to be involved with the administrative and financial side of managing your business, which often means that you'll need to issue invoices.

But rather than creating and sending invoices manually, you can make invoicing easier by choosing the right invoicing software for your travel agency. In this blog post, we look at some essential features of invoicing software for travel agents.

It can be difficult to know what to look for when choosing invoicing software for travel agents. Find out more.