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POWER STROKE
01-24-2011, 10:46 PM
I am rather new to the Lawn Care/Landscape and am in need of a invoice. I was wondering if any body could help me out by posting there or a sample of how it should look. Thanks in advance for any help or input.

mowerbrad
01-24-2011, 10:50 PM
Have you thought of investing some money into a program like quickbooks? I know you had a thread about storing all your customer information. With a program like quickbooks you can have all your customer information in there and do invoices and estimates. Very useful program. I know not all guys like it, but it will do everything you need all in one program.

I bought mine on-sale and got a $100 walmart gift card with the purchase.

NorthTXlawnguy
01-24-2011, 11:06 PM
I have been using this billing site since last season So far so good.

https://www.landscapebilling.com/

POWER STROKE
01-24-2011, 11:42 PM
I Bought this recently, Invoices & Estimates PRO.
I was just looking how to set one up to see how other have theirs. I do not need to copy the whole thing just take a look at wording wise and what else they have on theirs lawn care wise.
Thanks for your input tho

Puddle of Oil
01-25-2011, 12:32 AM
You have started like 10 different threads, all of witch your answers can be found using the search bar. Also try google that's where I found my invoice.

chipk1
01-25-2011, 01:10 AM
I am using MowTrac. Prints out nice invoices and after they are tri-folded, the addresses fit perfectly into a double windowed business envelope. No labels needed! :clapping::clapping:
I also have the option to send emails with the PDF invoices attached so I don't even have to print many of them out :)

h2oskier
01-25-2011, 01:47 AM
You have started like 10 different threads, all of witch your answers can be found using the search bar. Also try google that's where I found my invoice.

Gee thanks for the encouragement.

Puddle of Oil
01-25-2011, 02:30 AM
Here you ladies go, its exel so you can customize it. http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/excel-invoice-template.html

POWER STROKE
01-25-2011, 02:31 AM
Thanks to the guys with positive input and help

grassmasterswilson
01-25-2011, 09:04 AM
if you don't have a record keeping system in place you will hate yourself at tax time. most if not all business software has invoicing. If not buy and invoice book at staples and write the info down.

JB1
01-25-2011, 09:23 AM
how do you all do your other book keeping, throw it in a shoe box and wade through it at tax time, you really need to look at a accounting software.

Roger
01-25-2011, 10:22 AM
how do you all do your other book keeping, throw it in a shoe box and wade through it at tax time, you really need to look at a accounting software.

What he said. Your first order of business is to put the tools in place for financial management. That includes incomes, expenses, bank account, credit cards, reporting (both from income and expenses), etc. Out of that tool will flow what you need, including invoices.

When somebody posts a thread about "how to make invoices," or "what program to you use for invoices," it is a flag that the key elements are not yet addressed.

As you have read, many of us use QuickBooks sto manage the finances of our business. QB has a great invoicing feature, including many templates for customizing your own. The tools are available in QB to make your unique invoice, just the way you want it. I made a "tear off," the top third with the addresses, itemized list of services, and taxes, with the bottom third a tear-off, with proper address locations to be used in a double window envelope for return with check. QB enables you to print the invoice, or send via e-mail.

QB is your friend, including invoicing work.

MOHUSTLER
01-25-2011, 11:37 AM
quick books is a cheap nice program. I think you can buy a base invoice program with them for less then $50.

MileHigh
01-25-2011, 11:46 AM
I threw a couple together for you on QB real quick.

Very easy to make.

Let me know if you need to see anything else.

A good version of QB is around $300 I think....unless you know how to pirate.

MOHUSTLER
01-25-2011, 12:06 PM
I purchased my quickbook pro for around $199. And if you dont need the employee payments or check printing features that it offers. you can get quick books basic for $50-70 I belive. Just look them up online and see which one fits your business needs.

Bumpmaster
01-25-2011, 12:34 PM
Check out Groundskeeper program. They give you a free sample that you can input five customers or so. Great program if you are a Solo grass cutter with multiple accounts.

Roger
01-25-2011, 08:32 PM
QuickBooks Pro, $150.00; much less than $300.

http://www.staples.com/Quickbooks-Pro-2011-for-Windows/product-nr_900568?cmArea=FEATURED:SC3:CG5:DP1437

Any other retailer will have a similar price. Cheap, cheap, and cheap.

Did I say it was cheap?

MileHigh
01-25-2011, 09:54 PM
gotta get "contractor edition"

reg $399
sale $249

Premier industry packs cost over a grand.

http://www.officemax.com/technology/software/accounting-finance-software/product-prod3170080?cm_mmc=GBase-_-Technology-_-Software-_-Accounting,%20Finance%20and%20Tax%20Software&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=22382985

Roger
01-25-2011, 11:38 PM
gotta get "contractor edition"

reg $399
sale $249

Premier industry packs cost over a grand.

http://www.officemax.com/technology/software/accounting-finance-software/product-prod3170080?cm_mmc=GBase-_-Technology-_-Software-_-Accounting,%20Finance%20and%20Tax%20Software&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=22382985

He is just starting out with a solo grass mowing operation (I think?). He only needs Pro, nothing more functional.

punt66
01-25-2011, 11:43 PM
get quick books simple start. its FREE!

POWER STROKE
01-26-2011, 12:40 AM
Thanks everyone for your help and input