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by Tim Allix www.Zoomy.com
One of the most difficult aspects of running
oneís own business is collecting on receivables. It is one of
those annoying Catch 22 situations: if you donít offer terms to
your prospective customer, you might not get the customer. On
the other hand, if you do offer credit to your prospective
customer, you might not ever get paid. Billing is also
time-consuming and annoying, as it usually entails a long string
of processes; writing up the invoice, printing it, and then
faxing or mailing it. If mailing it with snail-mail, still the
most common form of sending bills, you must always have a ready
supply of stamps and envelopes, which add more cost and time to
the billing process.
From the customerís standpoint, paying your bill is a hassle.
They have to write a cheque, find a stamp and an envelope, and
send their payment by mail. Or else, they have to phone with a
credit card. The entire cycle of billing and getting paid
probably consumes around 2 or 3 per cent of your profit in lost
time and materials. The customer, who not only hates paying
bills, but must also go to some effort to do so, may forget to
pay you, which initiates a whole new cycle of wasted time in
recovering your payment.
Your computer, if running smoothly and correctly, is the
ultimate business appliance, and combined with a remarkable
service called Freshbooks (www.freshbooks.com), you can
transform the billing process into an almost painless process,
and also make it easier for your customers to pay you.
Freshbooks is a program that runs within your web browser. You
simply log in to www.mycompany.freshbooks.com and you have all
the invoicing tools you will need to streamline your billing
process. Freshbooks also has a timesheet, for logging projects,
and even a built-in timer that you can use if you are billing by
the hour. If you are a consultant, as I am, you can generate an
invoice while still at the customerís location, using the
customerís computer, and email the invoice directly to him.
Freshbooks also interfaces with most of the popular credit card
processing gateway services that are available, and if you
subscribe to this extra plug-in, your customer will receive a
link in his email giving him the opportunity to pay the invoice
right away with either a credit card or a paypal account. No
stamps. No envelopes. No waiting. No hassle. Freshbooks has a
nice clean, intuitive interface, and all the common billing
functions will be easy for anyone who is already familiar with
accounting programs such as Quickbooks or Simply Accounting.
If your business bills the same customer the same amount each
month, Freshbooks has a nice feature for automating your monthly
billings. You can store customer credit card information, and
with the customerís permission, Freshbooks will automatically
debit the card each month without his or your user intervention.
Freshbooks will simply send you an email informing you that the
account has been paid.
Freshbooks is not intended to replace accounting programs like
Quickbooks or Simply, as these programs still provide value.
However, Freshbooks is better at invoicing and timekeeping, and
will produce very detailed month and year end reports for
entering into your favorite accounting package. Best of all
Freshbooks will reduce the time spent chasing your customers for
payment, while significantly increasing your chances of being
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