Getting smarter with money management
Work with suppliers or contractors? Accounts payable software can help you to track who you need to pay and when.
Regardless of what business you run, it’s almost certain you work with suppliers, contractors, or employees who need to be paid.
You don’t want to waste time struggling to use an unintuitive solution and then get phone calls from your suppliers or employees to say they’ve been paid the incorrect amount, or not at all. Instead, you must know who needs to be paid and when, and then have confidence in your solution of choice.
Jason Savage does.
He’s a self-taught photographer from Montana. In 2013, Jason turned his hobby into a successful business and has since worked around the world. He's photographed wildlife in the Arctic and Yellowstone National Park, and his images are featured in many high-profile publications including National Geographic Traveler and Time magazines. Jason cites reliable accounts payable software as key to being able to work on the go:
I hadn’t found a solution that worked very well for my workflow, especially in times where less is more and being mobile is paramount,” he says about life before finding an accounting solution he could count on. "Now I can invoice my clients wherever I am … whether it’s from my laptop or my smartphone.
For Jason, being able to share, store, and collaborate on documents online is essential to his business. Knowing that his client invoices are automatically backed up to Google Drive from his accounting solution means Jason has peace of mind for his business transactions.
Being able to quickly and easily share information and guidance via Google Drive with the people I work with has certainly reduced any possible confusion when operating in some pretty remote places,” he says. Today, the freedom of being able to make a living from photography is something Jason finds immensely fulfilling:
My journey as a photographer has been extremely rewarding,” he says. “Sharing with others my passion for nature and guiding enthusiastic and aspiring photographers all over the world.
If paying suppliers is an issue, remember that paying them on time will strengthen your relationship with them, and help you renegotiate how often you pay down the road.