If you’re a small or medium sized business or freelancer, invoicing can feel tedious, but it is essential in maintaining a positive cash flow. Being paid on time means that you need to be proactive in establishing a system that works with your clients’ needs as well as your own, and certifies you as a professional.
You need to get paid, on time. Late invoice payments are a common issue faced by businesses, but cash must be flowing in by the deadlines to keep your company afloat. Following up on outstanding invoices can feel awkward to navigate, particularly with clients with whom you’ve had a longstanding affiliation. When the time comes to chase the payment, and you’re agonizing over the tough conversations you’ll need to have with a client, remember that you are owed for your work! Those difficult conversations feel onerous, but luckily there are methods to help you to feel more in control in this area of business, which will also preserve the relationships between your business and its clients. We want to help take away some of your discomfort by offering some invoice reminder samples that will get you paid faster. (more…)