Issuing several bills/invoices in one go today. Best time ever, and dearly needed.
These last 4 months of the year are the worst in terms of finance, because however cautious you were in the previous two-thirds of the year, making your regular monthly payments, saving all you could, every incarnation of taxes and rates, social security contributions, and what not, converge upon you for final settlements. One exception, VAT is in April. I’m not even mentioning utilities. That will be in January, a loooooong time from now.
And have you heard of taxes going down? I haven’t. So there’s always a remainder to pay. Sometimes it is hefty, but they don’t tell you until the last minute or so. Nice.
The obvious solution is to get more clients, more business, more money. But it doesn’t work that way here. There is an exponential growth of the amounts you pay out. It’s a real problem, not just for show business celebrities who are more vocal than microbusinesses.
So this is a time when you need your clients to be true to their promises and pay on time. To their credit, my clients are really good, even though I had to ‘fight’ with some of them to get there.
Does this ring a bell? I can’t be the only one here…
Tags: Small Business