What to do when a client won’t pay up

Pretty much every freelancer, consultant and independent business owner has come into contact with clients who, for one reason or another, don’t pay for products or services in a timely manner. This can be painful, especially for a small business, since it interrupts cash flow and makes it more difficult to honor commitments. Telling a supplier, […]
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Open source isn’t just for software anymore

Prefer using LibreOffice over Microsoft’s version, which will run you several hundred dollars more? Did you try jailbreaking your iOS device yet? Why should your life without proprietary constraints stop there? Go on and try eating some lightly steamed, homegrown Midnight Lightning zucchini from the public domain, or filling your domicile with some customizable, mix-and-match […]
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Getting started with the basics of online payments and invoices

Setting up your own business is an exciting if sometimes stressful endeavor. Along with self-employment advantages like schedule flexibility, pursuing a dream and having full control come the responsibilities of setting yourself up financially to bill clients, pay taxes and pay others. You might have seen content around the web telling you that you need […]
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Indisputable benefits of cloud-based invoicing and billing for freelancers

Remember the gold old days, back when the internet was just a dream among science fiction aficionados and clouds were nothing more than fluffy white things in the sky? Those were the days when freelancers issued hand-written or word processor-generated invoices. So why can’t you keep invoicing the old-fashioned way, creating invoices on your desktop […]
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