I’m pretty sure that the Sri Lankan online community includes more than a few freelancers who primarily operate off the web. Even then, there’s probably just a handful of freelancers or even small businesses that have given any thought about their invoicing. I’ve seen plenty of individuals and SMEs sending out invoices which are clearly MS-Excel spreadsheets or even MS-Word documents (Excel makes sense, but why anyone would go through the extra hassle of using Word is beyond me).
That’s why I thought of sharing a resource for invoicing which some of you may find useful – CurdBee. The objective is simple – if you’re doing some sort of business, it helps to look professional. So what better than a free solution that allows you to send out professional looking invoices?
Of course, you needn’t take my word for it, check out what the rest of the web has to say:
- Manage Client Invoices and Accept Payments with CurdBee by Rick Broida on BNET.
- Included in WebWorkerDaily’s list of 10 apps you can’t do without
- Featured on ES Developed, in a post about CurdBee’s new features.
- Used as the billing method at WeAreAGoodCompany.
In the interests of full disclosure, I used to work at Vesess - the company behind CurdBee – for around a year, ending November 2005. The only reimbursement I would get out of publicising their service is the satisfaction that I was part of a small Sri Lankan company which is now able to offer world class solutions.