If you go on various websites wanting to research a few helpful tips for a small business owner you who will sure get a whole bunch of advice, no question about that.
What helped me most with my own small shipping business was when I came across what’s called electronic invoicing. But don’t let that term confuse you or make you believe it’s something complicated or something you would have to spend a lot of money for because it is not.
What it means is that you can stop snail-mailing your ordinary invoices and mail them to a electronic invoice provider instead.
This provider is then automatically converting your PDF invoice into a digital format. On the other end, the party who is supposed to receive your invoice will get this electronic invoice. All this happens within a minute.
It may not sound spectacular at first, but if you realize that it will save you a lot of time you may think differently about it. Not only can you dispatch your invoices a lot quicker to whomever you need to send them, they are also instantly processed. Not take away the several days this will usually take via ordinary mail and how long it will usually take till your recipient will actually process an invoice. Then you will see that electronic invoicing means huge time savings. I can highly recommend that you look into this if you are a small business owner like I am!