Articles, guides and expert advice on invoicing for UK small businesses.

Business management

Failure to pay an invoice

What can you do if one of your clients is a persistently late payer? Are there steps you can take? Is there support available? Small Business Commissioner Liz Barclay explains there is help at hand

The Start-Up Series

What winning The Start-Up Series meant for me – Phil Daneshyar, Kanda

Kanda began as a way for tradespeople to know they would get paid when a job was done. Today it’s a quote, invoicing and finance solution for tradesmen and customers

Running a Business

Local lockdowns only make the problem of late payment worse

Late payment can rip through businesses in lockdown just as fast as coronavirus, says Paul Christensen. But with technology there’s no reason invoices cannot be settled on day one

Accounts & Tax

How to tackle late payments to your small business

Late payments cost small business owners £6.7bn a year just chasing overdue invoices. Antti-Jussi Suominen offers solutions as to how to handle late payments

Alternative finance

Seven tips for getting paid promptly as a small business owner

Getting clients to pay you on time is a crucial part of securing strong and healthy cashflow for your business.

Accounts & Tax

The business case for improving the purchasing process

Ian Smith, general manager and finance director of Invu, looks at why it is important for small businesses in particular to ensure they control the visibility of payments and invoices.

Business management

Effective invoicing: Top tips for small businesses

In this post, Andrew Vear, Owner of Enterprise Badges, a global supplier of badge making machines and components, offers his top tips and advice on how to successfully invoice customers. Although it may seem daunting, invoicing really doesn’t have to be, and after reading this you’ll be set and confident in your invoicing.


How to get unpaid invoices settled within four weeks

Here, Shweta Jhajharia of The London Coaching Group, guides us on a 4 week plan to chasing up unpaid invoices.


An SME guide to invoicing

Here, SmallBusiness.co.uk gives some pointers on keeping the cash flowing in with efficient and timely invoicing.

Accounts & Tax

What are the key terms and conditions to put on a quote and/or invoice?

What are the key terms and conditions to put on a quote and/or invoice?

Accounts & Tax

Raising invoices under a trading name

When a company trades as a different name to their legal name (e.g. Fred Bloggs Paving Ltd. t/a Crazy Paving). Is it legal to raise invoices using their trading name only?

Sole trader

Raising an invoice as a sole trader

When raising an invoice as a sole trader, do I have to raise it in my name or can I use the title I am trading under. For example if I am John Smith t/a JS Associates, can I just use JS Associates?

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

Partner content

Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?