Self employed. It seems to be an increasingly frequent answer to the question of what people do. Everyone, I’m sure, would like to be the boss. In many ways the internet has afforded us the flexibility to take more, if not complete, control over our employment situations. It’s not always easy being the boss, though. If you’ve never been one before you might not anticipate all the little housekeeping things that need doing — and not only need doing, but need doing now. That’s why a BlackBerry can be so useful. Not only does it have many productivity apps already on it, but it also features plenty of third party applications that can make life easier for small businesses and the self-employed. The folks at Visible Asset know your pain. They created an app, EzBillMaker, that can help out with all those little tasks that consume time, but which take focus away from the big picture. Freelancers and small business owners alike will love the invoice creation feature. You can add items to your bill easily, including call information from call logs. That can be key in a billable hours situation. There is also an option for the recipient to pay the bill or invoice by credit card, right from the bill or invoice itself. That makes things easier not only for the business, but for the customer as well. If you work in an industry where you have to submit a bid, EzBillMaker helps here too. You can not only send estimates and bids right from the application, but the application keeps track so you’ll know when you follow up. This also helps when it comes to accounting. The app keeps track of who you’ve sent an invoice to and who’s paid. Even if you work for someone else, EzBillMaker can help. On the road? You can use the app to send expense reports. It can also calculate mileage and other routine expense items. If you need a solution for billing and expense tracking, EzBillMaker is worth a try. Yet, it’s not going to be for everyone. I know plenty of people who have set up systems that use free services, and they’re plenty happy with what they have. I’d consider setting up something like that before dropping the $20 on this app. But if you’re seeking that all-in-one solution, you can get EzBillMaker for that $19.99 price tag.
Create invoices from your BlackBerry with EzBillMaker
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