Accounting software or invoicing software?

Written by Kate Kate , 22 March 2019 in Accounting

For anyone running a small business, it’s important to have the right tools for creating invoices, sending quotes, and keeping track of your company finances. When looking for software to help you do this, you’ll come across many different options for invoicing and accounting, but rather than having one program for your invoices and one program for your accounts, why not choose software that combines the two?

Debitoor invoicing software makes it easy for small businesses to manage their bookkeeping and accounting

With Debitoor invoicing software, you’re able to do much more than just send invoices. Here’s 5 ways that you can use the features in your invoicing software to manage your company’s bookkeeping and accounting.

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Customer outside of Australia? Here’s how to send them an invoice

Written by Kate Kate , 15 February 2019 in Australia

Invoicing a customer abroad is much like invoicing in Australia, but there’s a couple of additional things you’ll need to consider. Here’s what you need to know about creating invoices for exports.

It's easy to send invoices to customers anywhere in the world with Debitoor invoicing software

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4 accounting habits small business owners should pick up

Written by Kate Kate , 13 February 2019 in Accounting

Everyone has habits. Some of us bite our nails, others drink too much coffee. But not all habits are bad, and getting into a routine of good accounting practices can make it easier to manage your company finances. Here’s four good accounting habits that can benefit every freelancer and small business owner.

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Should freelancers work for free?

Written by Kate Kate , 5 February 2019

When you run your own business, you’ll often come across customers asking for a discount. But it’s becoming increasingly common for freelancers and entrepreneurs to be asked to take on jobs for free.

Unpaid freelance work is a pretty divisive issue; while some entrepreneurs are happy to give out the occasional freebie under the right circumstances, others find it quite annoying (and possibly offensive) to be asked to do work that they won’t get paid for.

Freelancer counting money

There’s plenty of reasons freelancers choose to take on work for free: to gain experience, to forge relationships, to build a portfolio, or to get ‘exposure’. But there’s also just as many reasons why other freelancers won’t. So if you’re considering taking on unpaid freelance work, here’s some questions you can ask yourself to weigh up whether working for free is worth it.

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Proforma invoicing on your mobile

Written by Kate Kate , 25 January 2019 in Application

Proforma invoicing is an essential feature of any good invoicing software. But did you know that you can create proforma invoices from your phone as quickly and easily as from your computer or laptop?

Someone using the Debitoor iOS app on their iPhone, choosing whether to send or print the proforma invoice they created through their invoicing app

As well as looking at the advantages of sending proforma invoices from a mobile device, we explain how to create a proforma invoice anytime, anywhere with our free, intuative invoicing apps for iOS and Android.

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5 tips for getting more out of your invoicing software

Written by Kate Kate , 24 January 2019 in Application

When you make purchases for your business, its normal to shop around, make comparisons, and see which options cover the basics. The same goes for choosing invoicing software – you probably look at which software makes it easy to send invoices, keep track of payments, and record company expenses.

A laptop using Debitoor invoicing software

Of course Debitoor offers the essentials, but it’s the little things that make good invoicing software great. With a few added touches, the right invoicing software can save you time, help you provide better customer service, and even save you money – so here’s five tips on getting more from your invoicing software.

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Online invoicing software vs. mobile invoicing app

Written by Kate Kate , 16 January 2019 in Application

We often get asked about the differences between the mobile and online versions of Debitoor. In this blog post, we take a look at the ways our different platforms complement each other, as well as how you can get the most out of your invoicing software from any device.

Debitoor ivoicing and accounting software for desktop, tablet, and mobile

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Taxes and devolution: what small businesses should know

Written by Kate Kate , 2 January 2019 in Taxes

British politics can be confusing; from budgets to Brexit, there’s a lot to keep track of. To make things even more complicated, political decisions are made in a number of different places and can affect different parts of the UK.

While legislation has traditionally been passed in Westminster on behalf of the entire country, things are changing. Over the past few years, the British Government has transferred power away from the Houses of Parliament and towards national governments through a process known as devolution. The aim of devolution is to give Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland more control over their own affairs - including taxes.

Taxes and devolution in the UK

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Looking back on 2018 (and ahead to 2019)

Written by Kate Kate , 17 December 2018

As 2018 draws to an end, many of us are starting reflect on what we’ve achieved over the last year. For Debitoor, 2018 brought many new features, plenty of updates, and a lot of growth. Here, we take a look at what the past 12 months meant for us, as well as what 2019 has in store for your invoicing software.

2018 at Debitoor invoicing software

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Invoice or tax invoice? Your questions answered

Written by Kate Kate , 15 December 2018 in Australia

It’s easy to get confused about what makes an invoice a tax invoice. After all, they look alike, they include similar information, and they’re both considered legal documents.

To make things a bit clearer, this blog post answers some of the most common questions about invoicing and tax invoices - from how you can identify an Australian tax invoice, to how they can be sent.

Australian tax invoice created with Debitoor invoicing and accounting software

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