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

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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Introducing Two-Step Verification

By Sameera Hettiarachchi on February 7th, 2017

Setting up two-step verification in Hiveage

Securing and protecting your data is a top priority for all of us at Hiveage. We understand the value of your data and always do our best to make sure it remains secure, safe and only accessible to authorized people. Today we are excited to announce the rolling out of two-step verification (aka two-factor authentication, 2FA) for Hiveage – the next step in strengthening our security for all customers.

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6 of the Biggest Small Business Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)

By Tom Ewer on February 2nd, 2017

Small business problems and solutions

Times are tough for small businesses in particular, who are facing issues that are unique to their situation in an economy that still certainly looks and feels as if it’s suffering a recession. There are a number of key challenges facing small businesses which recur over and over in business forums as major problem areas. We’ve had a look at six of those you can take definite action on and set out ways to conquer them. Let’s get to work!

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How to Leverage Negative Feedback to Improve Your Business

By Lis Stedman on January 25th, 2017

People giving reviews

For most small businesses, negative feedback is a nightmare. Most of us survive by aiming to keep our customers as happy as possible. In this article, we look at seven ways in which you can manage and ultimately profit from negative feedback.

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