I’m probably not exaggerating when I say that electronic invoicing is currently all the hype especially amongst small business owners.
Some compare electronic invoicing to email because it can provide the same benefits such as time and cost savings.
And let’s be honest, it would be difficult to imagine most modern business operations without email and other forms of electronic communication.
So what is electronic invoicing?
In case you never heard about electronic invoicing (or e-invoice in short) allow me to give you a short overview about it.
At the core of electronic invoicing is usually that you use some type of electronic invoicing service such as cloudtrade or similar. So let’s say then you are using electronic invoicing and so does the recipient for your invoice since you are both using this type of service.
Rather than mailing the invoice (a process that your certainly familiar with) you will email your invoice in digital format to the provider. Those in turn will process your electronic invoice and dispatch it to your recipient. The advantage here is not only that this goes very fast as compared to traditional mail, it means also that your invoice is processed the instant it arrives at your recipient.
For businesses what this means is that they don’t need to spend time on creating and emailing invoices any longer, in some cases it might even save them staff and operating a mail room especially for that purpose.
The other major advantage of e invoicing is that you don’t really have to change anything in your own process. The difference is merely that you send the invoice by mail, however you can use the same format. In most of cases this will be an Adobe PDF file. Because there are no changes required nor expensive special equipment, the switch to electronic invoicing is pretty much free.
Because of those above benefits it’s clear why electronic invoicing but some is seen as the new revolution for all types of businesses, similar as to all the benefits we today get from using email.
Pitch Your Business Ideas To Investors Successfully
No question about it, pitching a business idea to potential investors is not exactly easy.
In fact, chances are it may well be the hardest presentation you will ever have to make. Worse, if you’re like most people and face making such a presentation without previous experience.
The good news is that you can learn how to pitch your business ideas. Once you master this invaluable skill you will have much better chances with your potential investors!
Presentation expert Spencer Waldron fom software company Prezi has some valuable tips for you to help present your ideas in the best way possible. I recommend you see this very helpful article about pitching your business ideas here at This Is Money.
The article covers all bases from explaining what investors are normally looking for to planning your presentation and how to best structure it. I can highly recommend that you read this since it can help you tremendously if you look for investors for your business.
How do I know? My friend Matthew had the same problem getting people interested in his first business venture, back in 2010. After he took that advice it didn’t take him longer than a month and he had not one, but two parties wanting to support his idea!
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Fortunately it is not too difficult to ensure a good level of fire prevention in homes and commercial structures. In many cases you will not even have to invest in a complex and often expensive fire alarm system. For residential homes, a number of affordable smoke detectors is often all that you need for increased fire safety.
Look here how you can install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
The most important thing in regards to smoke detectors in your home is that you regularly test them and that you change the batteries preferably twice per year. A smoke detector where the batteries are exhausted will obviously be without use, so always keep that in mind!
While obtaining and installing common smoke detectors for residential homes shouldn’t pose any major problems, those fire alarms and fire prevention systems for commercial buildings are often far more complex.
Obviously, a structure such as a large office , warehouse or manufacturing plant will have other and quite different requirements for proper fire safety as compared to your own home.
In terms of fire safety we can differentiate between proactive or passive fire safety systems such as smoke detectors and fire alarms and those types of fire prevention systems that can actively fight a fire.
A good example here for such active systems would be sprinklers or other types of fire suppression systems such as those which operate by using CO2 or any other type of fire extinguishing agent.
If you are the owner of a commercial structure, the responsibility to look into and put into place adequate fire prevention systems will be yours. You may be required by law put in such a fire prevention systems, depending on the circumstances. I can therefore recommend that you get yourself acquainted with your local fire safety regulations. Those can vary and it is therefore smart if you know those regulations beforehand.
Fire alarms Devon is a helpful resource for better fire protection. On their wireless fire alarms website you can learn all about it. They also have more information on lithium battery fire and how you can prevent it.