This brings up the importance of invoicing your customers. To jazz up your sales invoice your customers on time. Here's why:
- When I receive a late invoice it makes me feel like the company is overcharging me. It makes me feel like they don't need the money. After all, how can a company make payroll each month if they aren't receiving payments from customers?
- Late invoices are confusing. Now I'm confused because I can't remember when the lawn care company trimmed the weeds back in September. Invoicing on time will avoid confusion and payment disputes from customers that will take extra energy to figure out.
- Invoicing on time will get you paid on time. For a small business cash flow is the key to life. A late invoice can mean your customer no longer has the money set aside to pay you. A late invoice may cause your customer to not remember exactly what they are paying you for. A late invoice tells your customer you didn't need the money at the time services are rendered so paying on time isn't that important.