Is it Mandatory to Use Invoicing Software?

You can send invoices to clients and customers in many formats, from handwritten ones, to those designed on Canva, or even presented in hieroglyphics โ€“ the list goes on. You just need to ensure your invoices follow all the legal requirements. That said, some formats may feel too messy to use, and without robust invoicing…

Do I Need to Give Customers a Written Quote?

Getting customers on board, or working with existing ones on new projects, is always exciting. After all, more business usually helps you grow and build up your reputation (think of reviews, returning customers, an increase in word-of-mouth recommendations, etc). When you’re in the process of securing work, whether youโ€™re dealing with clients new or old,…

Bookkeeping for Contractors: What You Need to Do and When

Becoming a self-employed contractor is a huge step in your career, especially if youโ€™re moving away from the relative comfort of employment. You might feel a bit nervous, but this is such an exciting time with the freedom to set your own hours, focus on projects you feel passionate about, or even decline work. And…