As a home based business owner I am continually trying to find ways to run my business in an efficient way. I am usually looking for ways to automate my business and streamline the needed daily processes while cutting costs. One of the ways I have been working to reduce costs and time usage is with web based home business software. In particular I have been using a program called Invoicera to help me create custom invoices for my customers. This service allows me the advantage of not having to print and send my invoices with a high quality invoice that gives my customer a very professional impression.
When using home business software that is web based I have learned that there is less risk. The web-based services store all of your customers’ information; this is helpful as you will not have to worry about a large file cabinet full of information. If something happens in your office or you have a problem with one of your computers your information. I was a little worried about this at first but I have since learned that systems like Invoicera are fully backed up daily. Personally I am not to savvy with computer backups so this provides an added benefit for my business.
Because I travel often I also found the benefits of home business software to be very rewarding, especially the custom invoicing feature. I could just imagine myself trying to make and send quality invoices form a hotel room. When using this web based business invoicing software I am now able to login from any internet connection on earth to handle my invoicing, I have templates setup so this makes the process even more streamlined. This is an important feature for me, if I don’t invoice I don’t get paid. So now I have the ability of accessing my Invoicera account to create and send 7-8 invoices in about 5-10 minutes, this is quite good as I type slowly.
Overall this home business software has been a lifesaver as it has helped me bill my customers quickly, since most of them pay quickly I have been able to get paid quickly. There have been times when I was financially on the edge and these quick payments helped me make payroll and pay for other critical expenses. The service is a little bit on the pricey side but good things are not cheap. Invoicera has plans for small businesses like mine that cost less than my cable TV bill, if you are in the same situation as myself give this solution a look.