Maybe it's time to move to a paperless, web_based invoicing! Because, what is a business without a healthy cash flow? Only an expensive hobby, eating your existing assets and your valuable time. Your business will reach its full potential only when your ideas can be turned into sales, and those sales into money! And all the stages in this process have to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible! That is impossible to achieve without setting up a proper invoice tracking software.
Itemized List of Services _ must be specific People want to know what they've paid for. Most people will not pay for something described merely as "Design." Tell them exactly what they have received: e.g. "Design of three_page static website for Sporting Goods Department." Be as specific as possible. In five years, would both you and the client know what you meant by your description? Also, specify whether the charge is project_based or hourly. Include Your Terms _ must be clear When do you expect the client to pay you? What happens if they miss the deadline? To be able to send follow_up or overdue notices or to charge interest, you need a rock_solid paper trail that no one can argue with.