The 2020 freelance software for business management

Due to the coronavirus crisis, freelancers and small business owners too may have cash flow issues or even the inability to operate. However, this troubling period will end, and a new kind of business normality will come. Thus, entrepreneurs around the globe should be aware of all the different freelance management software aiming at business …

Irene Kalesi in Freelancing

The practical guide to starting a creative agency

You have been a junior designer. Or a senior marketeer. You have freelanced as well as held positions in small and big companies. However, a new idea has been growing in the back of your mind. You think about starting a creative agency. This new business venture will change your professional and personal life for …

Irene Kalesi in Business Tips

Paperless timesheet calendar: Is it important in project management?

Companies of any size will always need to turn time into their ally. Time management is one of the most important aspects of a project. Still, the lack of it can bring about productivity decrease, inaccurate billing, and the total loss of business control. Thus, online time tracking software has been created to organize projects, …

Irene Kalesi in Business Tips

Billing and invoicing practices that cause business problems

For most freelancers and small business owners, invoicing and billing are not the favorite parts of their business. It is a burden and can bring about business problems. For example, if a client is not punctual or if you, the business owner, have not do follow the right business practices. Of course, you need to …

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The strategic importance of billable expense income

As a freelancer or small business owner, you always have to monitor your income. It fluctuates due to a variety of factors. You need to pay extra attention to the invoices you issue. You must also have control over your expenses (project-related on not) and the payments you receive. It’s not always an easy thing …

Irene Kalesi in Accounting

How to politely ask for a payment with email samples

As an experienced entrepreneur or an Elorus blog follower, you know how to streamline your invoicing and billing process. You know how to write up an invoice, how to send an invoice email, and how to structure your payment terms to protect your business. However, clients who cannot pay you on time will come your …

Irene Kalesi in Payments

Late fees to clients: To charge or not to charge?

It’s never easy to hunt down your clients to get paid for the work you have done. It is financially damaging and psychologically burdensome. This is the late fee’s cue to enter the scene. But do you know which is the typical late fee for invoices and when to use it? Or how much can …

Irene Kalesi in Invoicing Tips

Work from home with Elorus during the COVID-19 crisis

It’s true that this is the time to stick together like never before. The COVID-19 epidemic brought about waves of unprecedented changes that the majority of today’s workforce has never experienced before. That is the reason that every freelancer, small company, or creative agency, working from home, should take full advantage of the benefits that …

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How to write a project proposal: Expert advice for freelancers

Arguably, the business market is a wild world. Competition is relentless. So, professionals should find ways to secure their chances of getting the job. Freelancers that have been around for a long time know it firsthand, and newcomers come to realize it soon enough. The best method of increasing the likelihood of getting more clients …

Irene Kalesi in Freelancing

5 pieces of advice to improve your self-accounting skills

Many people, beginning their journey into the business world, dread the word accounting. For those who haven’t had the chance to plunge into the numbers and figures of business operations, all those invoices, payments, payrolls, and financial terms may seem a little daunting. However, basic accounting skills are nothing close to quantum physics. If you …

Elorus Team in Accounting