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How to create and send an invoice in less than a minute

November 25, 2011
How to create and send an invoice in less than a minute

This article describes how to create and send a professional invoice with the Zervant invoicing software in just moments. Create an invoice and add invoice items You can create a new invoice from the Create invoice link on the home page, from the customer database or directly from a client time sheet. Start with selecting the invoice template, the invoicing software remembers the invoice template from time to time....

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Invoice template – How to create your own

November 11, 2011
Free invoice template

This article describes how to create your own professional invoice template. Additionally, you can download a free invoice template for Excel or alternatively try our invoicing software for free. Zervant includes elegant invoice templates for easy invoicing at no extra cost. Create your own invoice template – required information It is quite easy to prepare an invoice but it usually requires that you have a good invoice template or use...

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Introduction to VAT – Sole trader

October 11, 2011
Introduction to VAT – Sole trader

Do I need to register for Value Added Tax (VAT)? Any company must register for VAT if its turnover exceeds £73,000 (in 2011) in any 12 month period. You are obliged to register for VAT with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) within 30 days of reaching this level of turnover. Voluntary VAT registration If your business turnover is below the registration limit you can still register voluntarily for VAT. There are...

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Customer feedback is king for self-employed

September 16, 2011
Customer feedback is king for self-employed

Listen to your customers and you will get more sales A common denominator for successful businesses, independent of size, is that they are able to quickly adapt to the market demand. The easiest way to stay on top of the needs of your (potential) customers is to talk to them regularly and ask for feedback on your offering. Every customer meeting is an opportunity to learn You should think...

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How to create a free homepage in 15 minutes as self-employed

September 14, 2011
How to create a free homepage in 15 minutes as self-employed

Guide: Create a free business homepage This is a step-by-step guide for publishing a free homepage if you are a sole trader. The guide does not require any technical knowledge and is based on a free tool for creating web pages without ads. Step 1: Create a free account To get started you need to create a free account with Zervant. You can create and keep your homepage online...

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Sales for self employed – how to get started

August 4, 2011
Sales for self employed – how to get started

Test your business plan early Setting up a new business is both fun and hard work. The single most important task when starting as self employed is to find customers for your products and services. Foremost, you want to start generating revenue for your business as soon as possible. Another just as important benefit from engaging with new customers is that you’ll get feedback on the products, services and price...

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3 Important things to consider when starting as self employed

June 21, 2011
3 Important things to consider when starting as self employed

These are the results of a study we did during 2010 to better understand how self employed use their working time and what challenges they face. Additionally, it covers important tasks during the first 2-3 years of the business and how to balance between business planning, administrative tasks, sales and marketing, and paid customer work. Most self employed go through a similar life cycle that is central to understand...

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