I create invoices for all aspects of my business on an as needed basis but never more then twice a month. I think constant invoicing makes you look broke and desperate. Even in my construction business when I finish a small project I almost never have an invoice ready( unless I was doing invoices the day before) to ask for money, I won't turn down a check if some one walks up to me with check book in hand at the end of a job but I still have to mail them an invoice at a later date. I also almost never ask for deposits on jobs under $25,000 and even then it depends on the job.
If I plowed more then 4 places for $$ ( some how my wife has turned me in to charity plowing) I would only invoice once a month.
My wife bills within 1 or 2 days after the event.Some clients are on a 2 week payment due,some 30 days.Works for me.No opinion asked for,none given.
2006 3500 Chevy Dmax/Ally EC pickup with Boss 9-2 V plow---1500 Salt Dogg salter
2002 7500 Chevy dump---Cat 3126
410G Deere TLB
450D Deere dozer
440 Deere track loader
SKULLFINDER---Claim to fame---found the skull to the Hyde Park mastodon in 2000---youngest mastodon found on the planet---on display now at the Museum of the Earth up in Ithaca,NY
^ same here, I mail them the last day of each month no matter what season it is. I have 1 commercial customer that wants to pay me cash after each push, - It's a good feeling plowing it knowing I'll get the $ right when I'm done.......
13' Chevy 2500 Duramax
9.2 BOSS V-XT Poly
In the summer months, I bill monthly. The last 2-3 years, I have started billing more frequently for snow. Mostly so the storms are fresh in people's minds when the bill arrives. I have never had a lot of questioning about services performed, but billing this way has decreased questions to "0".
Our customers are on seasonal contracts for clearing - most have salting, hauling, etc. extra. We invoice in 5 instalments - the first of each month starting November. Our terms are "payable upon receipt" and we collect 75% of our monthly invoices within 30 days. The extras are generally invoiced twice a month - on the 15th and at the end. Seems to be acceptable to our clients.
Used to bill the 1st and 15th of every month that was 20 yrs ago. It got to be to much paper work now it's the 1st of the month but it helps that all my customers get the check in the mail as soon as they get the bill. But I have had most of my customers over 15 yrs that helps alot.
Common sense isn't so common anymore!