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Invoicing for ski instructors

Written by LoukiaLoukia, 17 October 2018 in General

Working as a ski instructor is often considered a way of bringing together many exciting challenges which turn the ‘job’ into more of a hobby or recess. In particular, the mix of challenging pedagogical activity and self-determined life in a breathtaking landscape is already enough to catch the attention of many.

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Bear in mind, the work itself is also exhausting. Ski instructors have to do find the balance between entertainment, and teaching. Often one of the most important topics in this industry is: safety. As a ski instructor you take on the responsibility of others safety, which can be quite the challenge with beginners in particular that tend to overestimate their abilities, and end up taking unnecessary risks.

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Invoicing for real estate agents

Written by JackJack, 16 October 2018

There are no formal requirements for becoming a Real Estate agent in the United Kingdom- unlike some other countries. Therefore you have a bit more flexibility in whether you want to work for yourself right from the start and freelance, or whether you want to be taken under an agencies wing.

On the whole, the number of real estate agents working in the UK has remained relatively steady over the years- seeing a slight dip from 2017 to 2018. Currently, in 2018, there are 51,000 working in the industry.

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When life gives you lemons

Written by LoukiaLoukia, 11 October 2018 in General

When life gives you lemons: open up a lemonade shop, and use invoicing software to manage your accounting! Ok... not really, but hey if that's what you want to do then we support you all the way! Although that’s not exactly the topic of this article.

Work life balance - when life hands you lemons - Debitoor invoicing software

The topic we want to share with you today is about work-life balance, and how to find - and master - that harmony between the two. Because, let’s face it, sometimes life hands us lemons, and other times life throws us lemons at full speed, totally unexpected. That’s usually how things work these days, and we’ve gotten pretty used to expecting the unexpected.

Now down to the real stuff, what does “work-life balance” actually mean?

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US-based business? We got your tax/back!

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 9 October 2018

It’s no secret that sales tax in the US can get a little complicated. Unlike the standardised VAT (Value Added Tax) that can be found in the UK, Australia, Ireland and other countries where Debitoor is available, US tax rates often differ by state, region, county, and sometimes even city.

Small town or big city - no matter where your business is based in the US, you can now add your sales tax rate to your invoices created with Debitoor.

Up until recently, Debitoor offered a simplified US edition to our American users. It allowed the basics of invoicing and accounting (as we do for all our users). However, we’re thrilled to announce that the US edition now features your tax rate.

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Interview with Elsabe of Moss Kiddos - Part II

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 9 October 2018

We continue our interview with Elsabe of Moss Kiddos preschool and aftercare. In part I, Elsabe shared how she became involved with the school. We learned about how it became her passion and has changed not only her life but the life of every child that has attended Moss Kiddos.

In part II, we’ll find out about how the future looks for Elsabe and for Moss Kiddos, as well as any advice she would give herself if she were just starting this journey today. Finally, we hear some thoughts on using Debitoor.

A class at Moss Kiddos, all dressed up and having fun.

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5 ways cloud-based invoice software benefits SMEs

Written by WhitneyWhitney, 9 October 2018

Invoicing is a pillar of running a business, small or large. The invoicing process can often seem time-consuming and tedious, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Online invoicing software provides a straightforward solution for businesses today.

Online, cloud-based invoicing software like Debitoor can provide a variety of different benefits when it comes to running your business. Here are 5.

A necessary but often unappealing part of running a business: the paperwork. More specifically, invoices. They’re essential for billing customers and getting paid, but can quickly become a monotonous task that takes time away from the more interesting and exciting aspects of managing a business.

With current technology, however, invoicing no longer needs to be a series of Word or Excel invoice templates and spreadsheets requiring manual sorting and updating. It can instead be fast and uncomplicated.

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Invoice templates for freelance teachers

Written by JackJack, 8 October 2018

You have a passion for teaching- you like knowing things, and you love helping others learn and grow. So how exactly do you go about becoming a freelance teacher and begin to turn something you love into something you can make a living from?

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Invoice template for nanny services

Written by LoukiaLoukia, 4 October 2018

If you are a freelance or self-employed nanny, or run a daycare business, you have a number of things to take into account when invoicing your customers.

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Just like many other businesses, once you have completed your service for a customer, the job is done and now it’s time to get paid. How do you get paid? You need to invoice your customers.

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How to avoid burning out in your workplace

Written by LoukiaLoukia, 2 October 2018 in General

No matter whether you are doing your dream job, or studying your favourite course, it is highly likely that at some point there will come a time when you are overworked, stressed, and ready to throw the towel in.

Debitoor invoicing how to avoid burning out

Often, during these times, we're so focused on getting the job done that we don't realise how close we are to burning out until we actually do! But there are ways to avoid getting to this point, and we’re going to tell you how.

We all know what it feels like to have a pile of work hanging over your head, and not enough time to get it done. Ever heard of the phrase ‘Skipping university to catch up on university you missed because you’ve skip too much university’? Well we have, and unless you’re Rainman and can do the impossible, you’re in for a downward spiral.

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Invoicing Templates for Copywriters

Written by JackJack, 27 September 2018

With companies spending more on marketing and content in an effort to appear more genuine and engaging, the copywriting industry has boomed in the last few years.

As a copywriter, you can write well, explain complicated things in a simple way, and get your point across - but how do you go about billing your clients in a clear, concise, and professional way?

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