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Loukia

Loukia is a Junior Copywriter and Support Specialist for the English-speaking markets. She assists our users with customer service and communication as well as contributing content.

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Start your own business as a yoga teacher

You have experience in yoga, and have an education for teaching, and now you’re getting ready to start your own business as a yoga teacher - that’s exciting!

Starting your own business as a yoga teacher Debitoor

You might have all the qualifications, and motivation, but unfortunately that is not all that is required in order to start a business. Why not? Because starting a business means that you are an entrepreneur, and now it is also your responsibility to deal with all the associated ad hoc tasks (both in the classroom, and behind).

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5 FAQS about invoicing

Everyday we receive inquiries from our customers about invoicing. Some questions more frequent than others, but nevertheless all questions are good questions, and I can guarantee you that you are not the only one interested in the answers.

5 FAQs about Debitoor invoicing

Despite using invoicing software that provides you with all the tools you need - or almost all - there will always be some questions and doubts which the software can’t answer for you. Therefore, in this article we will discuss five of the most frequently asked questions we receive about invoicing.

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Invoicing for ski instructors

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.

Invoicing for ski instructors - Debitoor

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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When life gives you lemons

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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Invoice template for nanny services

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

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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Debitoor Stories: Eventastic

From working as head of mortgages department in a global bank, to starting Event Planning and Management businesses, meet Vimal Nathwani, Events Coordinator at Eventastic, and also a Debitoor user!

Debitoor invoicing for event planning

Read the interview below with Vimal Nathwani, and learn how doing what you love can make you do it even better! Vimal had a lot to share about his journey to becoming an event planner.

Each and every one of us have taken different paths to end up where we are today. Today you can hear about Vimal and the path of Eventastic, and also how Debitoor has helped this business get to where they are today.

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Legal requirements all South African business owners should know

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.

Doing business in South Africa the right and legal way

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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Hiring - the right way!

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 the right candidate for the job Debitoor

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.

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Tips and tools for tattoo artists

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.

Invoicing software for tattoo artists

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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5 creative ways to fund your new business

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.

Debitoor creative ways to fund your new business

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.

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Invoicing for fashion bloggers

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.

Invoicing tools for fashion bloggers

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.

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When to make recurring invoices, and when to copy invoices

When you are creating periodic invoices, more often than not the best and more efficient option for you is to create recurring invoices.

When to use recurring invoices vs copying 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.

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Everything small business owners need to know about balance sheets

Balance sheets are often one of the most important financial statements used by business owners, accountants, investors, and other stakeholders.

Financial statements are merely a written record of a business’s position and their financial activity. These statements are made up of a number of standard reports, with the balance sheet being a major one, other additional reports include the income statement, statement of cash flow, and statement of retained earnings.

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5 Tips on how to deal with failure

You failed at your first attempt of starting a small business? Guess what, so did 1 million other people!

Tips on how to deal with failure in your business and turn each failure into an opportunity for success

When starting a small business, it would be an absolute miracle if you did not encounter at least one failure or challenge during your process. There is no need to be scared of failure - if anything, you learn more from your failures than you do from your successes!

At the end of the day, we are all human, and failure is not something we tend to take lightly. This is why we have put together 5 sweet and simple tips on how to deal with failure in your business, and how to move onwards and upwards from there.

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Recording your expenses with OCR in iOS and browser app

Nowadays, more and more aspects of business are turning towards digitalisation so rapidly that it can actually be quite difficult to keep up! There's no need to be afraid of it though, if anything you should embrace the benefits of digitised processes and products.

Automatically record expenses using OCR technology

For you to be strategic in your business, you should consider thinking beyond processing paper documents, and rather use a faster and more effective system such as OCR.

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Accountant vs accounting software

Whether you are a small business, freelancer, sole trader, or self-employed, it can be quite tough sometimes taking care of both your business and personal life.

Put the calculator away. An accounting software like Debitoor can help you track your business activity automatically and instantly

When it comes down to it, your finances lay the path ahead for your business activity and growth, which is why it’s not a bad idea to turn elsewhere for some help or advice.

As a small business, you have many options for how to manage your accounting system, and you don’t have to do it alone. A common topic of discussion is whether you should use an accountant, or accounting software. In order to help you make this decision, we are going to discuss some vital points you should first consider.

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Invoicing for event companies

If you are an event company or event planner - we all know the amount of work that goes into organising and arranging any event to make it successful.

The nature of the event planning means dealing with many different details - whether it is a birthday party, wedding, football event, or catering event. You need to make sure that you know the right way to bill your customers. This is where it helps to have some assistance, since different events entail different service charges.

Event planning requires responsibility in all apects of your business. An invoicing software can help you manage your business' finances by tracking income and expenses, and invoicing customers quicker and easier.

As an event company, your services and planning for a corporate conference event will be very different to that of a wedding - hence, your service fees will also differ. There are certain factors that weigh in when deciding what fee to charge for your services, which will be reflected in your invoicing.

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How to write a reminder

You’ve done your part, you’ve sent an invoice days ago (maybe even weeks!), and you still haven’t received your payment. We know the feeling, you don’t want to seem rude or annoying by emailing or calling your customers that have outstanding payments - but you do want to get paid (now?!).

Reminders can make sure you get paid. With Debitoor invoicing software, you can send a reminder with a click.

Somehow it’s never easy asking people to pay you - especially if you have to say it more than once, but at the same time you are fully entitled to be paid for the services you have provided. Situations like these can be quite uncomfortable, and you feel trapped by trying to please everyone yet still keep your business running.

Although you do have legal claims to being paid, there are much easier and friendlier ways to follow-up on overdue payments, without having to involve lawyers.

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Invoicing template for small businesses

While most business news tends to be dominated by large companies with global branding, small businesses should nevertheless be overlooked. In 2013, there were 4.9 million businesses listed in the UK, of which, 99% of these businesses were small and medium enterprises. Micro businesses and small businesses in general are becoming more and more popular across the globe, and maybe you are one of them?

Being a small business, there are special requirements and information you need to consider when creating invoices. An invoice template for small business owners is nothing more than a standard template, that takes these conditions into account.

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I'm Loukia, and I am new to Debitoor

My name is Loukia and I am the juniour English student copywriter and support specialist

Just to add to the already international profile at Debitoor, my name is Loukia and I am excited to be joining the team as the new part-time English Student Copywriter and Support Specialist!

I am half Greek, half Danish, and have lived most of my life in South Africa where I was raised. I moved to Denmark almost five years ago, and have since then enjoyed studying, working, and exploring life in this adored city of Copenhagen.

I am currently in my final weeks of completing my bachelor’s degree at CBS, and plan on further studying a master’s degree later this year. I am eager to perform and practice knowledge from my studies in the ambitious and enthusiastic environment here at Debitoor.

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