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Small business insights on finance, management, marketing and running a freelance business.

A Beginner’s Guide to Subscription-Based Sales

By Lankitha Wimalarathna on June 11th, 2018

Guide to subscription-based sales

Subscription-based sales are a great way of earning regular income from a select group of customers. In fact, it’s become a hot topic across a range of niches and industries, and for good reason. In this article, we’ll introduce subscription-based sales, and take you through the benefits you’ll get from them. We’ll also cover whether a subscription model is good for your business, and how to begin implementing one. Let’s get started!

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10 Common Invoicing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

By Richard Henderson on June 4th, 2018

Common invoicing mistakes to avoid

Everybody makes mistakes, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your best to avoid them. This is especially true when it comes to online invoicing. Errors can lead to lost revenue, or even worse scenarios. In this article, we’ll talk about ten of the most common invoicing mistakes, such as delaying your invoices, not following up, and including surprising fees. We’ll also discuss what steps you can take to ensure that you don’t repeat them. Let’s take a look!

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10 Key Elements of Your Small Business’ Visual Identity

By Prabhath Sirisena on May 28th, 2018

Small business branding

Branding is important for any business, but especially for a smaller outfit. In fact, having a small business identity that’s visually consistent can be the difference between getting overlooked and sticking in the minds of your potential customers. Fortunately, developing this identity isn’t that hard. There are only a few elements you’ll need to focus on initially, and none are out of reach for the average small business. Let’s get started!

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Introducing Customizable Invoice Templates

By Lahiru Jayaratne on September 18th, 2017

Custom templates in action

Your invoices and estimates are an extension of your brand. Hiveage has options to customize them to include your logo and thumbnail, and to be in your own language—we support more than two dozen languages, with more on the way. Today, we are happy to introduce the next step in how Hiveage lets you control the look and feel of your invoices.

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Top 10 Mobile Apps to Run Your Small Business From the Beach

By Andrew Romans on September 7th, 2017

Best small business mobile apps to run your business from the beach

Summer is almost over, and we’re all eager to get out to the beach before sweater season. Making it to the beach can be tough if you’re also trying to run a small business, however. Luckily it’s 2017 and you’ve got a computer in your pocket at all times. The best part about running your own business? Running it how and where you want to. We’ve put together a list of our favorite mobile apps for running your business from wherever you are.

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Introducing Online Payments with Square for Hiveage Invoices

By Viduranga Wijesooriya on June 27th, 2017

Online payments with Square

Today we’re happy to announce yet another important feature for Hiveage: online payments with Square. Now you can easily connect your Square merchant account to Hiveage, offering your customers a seamless and simple way to make payments on Hiveage invoices. Square is one of the most feature-rich and advanced payment processing solutions available for businesses, with a multitude of options and tools to cater to any industry.

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Export Your Hiveage Data to Xero

By Lahiru Jayaratne on June 7th, 2017

Export your Hiveage data to Xero

If you’re using Xero for accounting, now it is easier than ever to get your invoicing data across with our new data export option. Being able to easily import your Hiveage data into Xero lets you enjoy the best of both worlds: simple, elegant and intuitive invoicing and billing with Hiveage, and accurate double-entry accounting with Xero.

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Top 6 Websites To Create the Best Business Cards

By Richard Henderson on May 24th, 2017

Moo business cards

No business or freelancer can call themselves professional if they don’t have business cards. You don’t need a large budget to get creative, high-quality business cards, either. In this day and age, there are plenty of reputable and cost-efficient websites where you can design great cards and even save the template for easy reordering. The criteria you should look for is quality, cost, and user experience on the site.

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QuickBooks: Import Your Hiveage Data

By Lahiru Jayaratne on May 15th, 2017

Export your Hiveage data to QuickBooks

QuickBooks has been one of the best known and most popular accounting applications worldwide for more than three decades. Given how popular QuickBooks is among the accountants, it is no wonder that data export from Hiveage to QuickBooks has been a much-requested feature—which we are glad to introduce today!

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Introducing Detailed Reports in Hiveage

By Sameera Hettiarachchi on March 6th, 2017

Invoice details report in Hiveage

As small business owners and freelancers, you know how important it is to keep a close eye on the financial health of your businesses. Today, we’re officially announcing another very important feature that will help you keep track of your finances: detailed reports, which offers a much more thorough view than the Hiveage dashboard.

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