Getting paid on time is vital for freelancers and small businesses. Our professional invoice templates are designed to help you make a good impression, clearly communicate your payment terms, and get paid on time.
Because we know that every business is different, we’re offering three different styles: plain and simple, posh and professional, and designer’s delight.
Advantages of invoice templates
These templates are easy-to-use Word documents. All you need to do is download, choose your favorite design, add your company, customer, and order details plus any special instructions, and you’re good to go.
The templates include a clear, simple layout and fully customizable areas for all the necessary information you need to include.
Invoicing payments on time is one of the top pieces of advice we can give. When you’re self-employed or running a small business though, we know that things can get in the way. That’s why we’ve made our invoice templates as easy to use as possible, to help you get your invoices sent out on time.
Not receiving payments on time can lead to a drop in profits, struggles with cash flow, or worse. While payments can be late for a number of reasons, one surefire way to reduce the likelihood is to ensure that invoices are accurate and contain all of the relevant information.
With our simple invoice templates , half the work is done for you. All that’s required is for you to fill in the blanks.
Invoicing isn’t simply getting paid, although that’s a big part of it. Here are a few tips to ensure prompt payment and the retention of a great working image.
- Make a due date or “pay by” date on your invoice – providing a deadline can be helpful to promote urgency to your customers. It also makes forecasting your company funds easier and more predictable.
- Include a space for recommendations – repeat business is the best kind of business. Providing recommendations for future services helps your customer know from an expert perspective what services may be needed down the line. As the professional, your input is valued and appreciated by clients
- Include a specific invoice number – this should be visible at the top of the invoice. It seems minor, but an invoice number makes the document easier to keep track of while exuding a subtle touch of that professionalism we were talking about.
Mastering your money
Using professional invoice templates is a great step towards properly managing your business finances.
But wouldn’t it be great if you could generate and send professional, personalized invoices from anywhere as you process orders? You could say goodbye to manually completing, saving, and sending invoices – freeing up time to work on your business instead of in it. Find out how with Sage Business Cloud Accounting.
When you create and send invoices within Accounting, you’ll also create a record of all your orders, customers and outstanding payments at the same time. No more manually entering orders, chasing lost pieces of paperwork, and stress at year-end.