professional small business invoices

How to Create Professional Invoices for Your Small Business

For many small businesses, all the hours and energy you put into completing a project results in creating an invoice at the end of the day. It’s important that your small business has professional invoices for a number of reasons. 1. You get paid via invoices. If your invoice is sent out on time and has the terms and conditions set out clearly, you will be more likely to get paid on time. 2. You need invoices to keep business records. [...]

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cloud v desktop software

What is the Difference between Desktop and Cloud Accounting Software?

It seems that the term ‘cloud’ is everywhere these days with many people expounding the benefits of the cloud. So what is it and should you be considering it? The ‘cloud’ simply refers to software and services that you access using the internet with the data being stored on someone else’s computer rather than your own. This can offer a number of advantages such as: • the convenience of being able to access files from anywhere you have internet access, • not having [...]

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Cashflow Manager version 9

Introducing Cashflow Manager Version 9

Cashflow Manager v9 has many new features and enhancements that mainly result from suggestions from program users. The help files that are included with your version 9 software provide detailed instructions on how to operate the software, so please refer to the help files for detailed instructions. Version 9 has been tested to ensure it complies with Windows 10. The following is a summary of the other new features: Cashflow Manager Customise Columns:  In the previous version of Cashflow Manager, when you [...]

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cash flow

Small Businesses Still Face Cash Flow Trouble as a Result of Late Payments

Late payments and unpaid accounts have been named the most common causes of cash flow trouble amongst small businesses in the UK. Despite attention from successive governments the issue of late payments still remains. The latest research done by Sage found that more than two thirds of firms (68%) have to wait 60 days or more for payment and more than half are waiting over 90 days. For two out of three business owners (67%), larger firms are the worst offenders [...]

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Should my small business upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows 10 builds on Windows 8’s base, offering desktop improvements and extra security features. Should I upgrade? Microsoft claim that Windows 10 is the last major release of Windows, because with Windows 10 you will get your updates and upgrades automatically, for free, for the lifetime of the device it is installed on. Windows 10 returns to the start menu that wasn’t present in Windows 8. It does have touch screen tiles on it by default, but you can remove these if [...]

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backup your small business data

Is Your Small Business Data Safe and Sound?

You know how important it is to keep your business data safe, but despite this a lot of small businesses are still storing all their data locally on unprotected computers. Data can be lost in many ways. Some of the most common causes are physical failure of your PC, accidental error, theft, and disasters like fire, flood and spilt coffee. To keep your data safe it is important to create a backup. ‘Backing up’ means that you are making a [...]

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Why Should my Small Business Website be Mobile Friendly?

Up until now, making your small business website responsive was seen as an optional luxury to many small businesses. This is because most people were still browsing the Internet on their desktop or laptop computer. Based on the latest statistics from StatCounter, in the past year mobile browser usage comprised 21.13% of all Internet browser usage and 11.94% was on a tablet. Statistics from OurMobilePlanet also show that 90% of smartphone users accessed the Internet on their phone daily, 58% of smartphone owners [...]

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Work Smarter

Most small business owners start out with a tight budget, trying to do everything themselves, and working 16 hour days. This is often not the most productive way for you to be operating nor does it make the best use of your entrepreneurial skills. This is why it is important to work smarter in your business by prioritising your tasks, delegating where possible, using the right technology and considering outsourcing. So here are 4 ways your small business can [...]

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5 Steps to Using Cashflow Manager More Effectively in your Accounting Practice

Here are some tips for processing the work you get from your Cashflow Manager clients in the most efficient way for your practice. Watch the video below to see exactly how to perform these five steps in Cashflow Manager. Plus there is also the answer to one of your frequently asked questions included. 1. Get the backup file from your client  How do you get your client’s data? The easiest way is to get them to do a backup – get them to [...]

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Cashflow Manager Blog

Why Should I Keep My Small Business Software Up to Date?

These days business is moving pretty quickly and the compliance world is changing at a crazy pace too with new legislation, reporting requirements and ways to connect coming into play every year. The area of IT and the humble PC is also changing with the new Windows 10 and even Windows 8 and 8.1 which are significantly different from previous versions of Windows, the phasing out of Windows XP and the emergence of cloud-based computing. To stay on top [...]

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