The next time you're out shopping and supporting the economy, take a quick look at the front door of the store you're about to enter. There's a good chance you will see a sign showing customers which forms of payment the business accepts, typically credit card logos.
Your POS system is one of the most important parts of your business. With today's technology, it is your tool for completing transactions, managing/updating your inventory, and keeping track of your employee hours and productivity.
A few weeks ago, I received an email from a frantic new business owner. One of his clients—a very large company—had an outstanding invoice that was 90 days past due. Concerned and cash-strapped, he wanted to know what he should do.
An invoice is sometimes the last contact you will have with a client after you have finished a sales transaction. A company's invoice should be detailed, easy to understand, and professional. One great method for ensuring your invoice is an accurate reflection of your business is using an online invoice provider with expert looking invoicing templates and easy to use forms.
"It was OK, except for the ending." Have you ever heard that said about a movie? It's a common review of movies that have great special effects, an outstanding cast and good action scenes, but mediocre endings. The last five percent of a movie can completely change a viewer's entire experience.
It is shocking to learn how many businesses are still manually creating their invoices and using outdated invoicing software programs. There are so many more efficient ways to generate invoices and keep tracking of your company's financial information. In today's competitive marketplace, businesses need to invest in better technology like online billing to save their company valuable time and money.
Like most small business owners, you're willing to try anything that will help you increase sales and help make your company a success. You may have tried new marketing tactics, networking, and even advertising. But have you considered mobile payments as a tool to help grow your business?
Just a few years ago, accepting mobile payments was a novelty that only a select few businesses provided to their customers. Today, businesses have a variety of mobile payment providers to choose from, making it an affordable and simple solution to implement in a changing marketplace.