Our West Auckland Number Nurse® Camille would like to share some handy invoicing tips with you all this month. Here's what the Doctor ordered.
When invoicing, make sure you have completed all the required documents for the clients, so they don’t have any issues when it comes to you sending them your bill.
When sending the invoice ask if there are any issues with the invoice sent, so if there is, it can be quickly resolved so the client can quickly process your invoice for payment, as they would have no other excuse not to pay your invoice.
It doesn’t matter how short your invoice payment terms are, if you don’t send the bill on time. Whether you give 30 days to pay, or just 7 – the clock doesn’t start ticking until the invoice is out the door.
Chase payments, don’t wait until an invoice is two weeks late before reminding a client they owe you.
Try sending a friendly email as the due date approaches.
Follow up again if they go past due.
If clients don’t respond to emails, pick up the phone.
You don't need to be scared of this. Don't let it drift.
It may not be the most fun part of being in business – but it could help you stay in business.