A Better Way to Do Your Invoices

This is a tip that I got from my friend Adrian who is a business owner in Devon.

When I showed Adrian around in my office, he casually asked me why I didn’t use electronic invoicing.

I was stumped because I had to admit that I never heard of electronic invoicing before.

He explained to me that he is using electronic invoicing for quite some time already and told me that I shall definitely use it as well. Basically, what it is is that you can do all your invoices from your phone or computer and it goes much faster and safer than the old way of doing invoices.

One of the biggest benefits of electronic invoicing is also that the entire invoicing process doesn’t involve any paperwork any longer. So basically what it means is that it can create invoices very quickly on your phone and then send them over the Internet. On the other end, the one who receives the invoice also does not need to do a thing because the entire process can be automated. They receive your digital invoice and can immediately process it.

The fact that electronic invoicing does away with all the paperwork has many more advantages. Despite it being faster and easier, it also helps to minimise the risk for errors. Previously, information from your paper invoices had to be transferred into your computer system which means there is always a risk for making some mistake here or there. And along with the time savings it can also save you some money. A lot of businesses these days are still mailing their invoices separately by using normal snail mail. Electronic invoice will help save you cost for stamps, and possibly even the need for dedicated employees that you’d otherwise need for your invoicing!

Is Facebook Really a Threat to Democracy?

Journalist John Snow who is with Channel 4 News since 1989 thinks that Facebook’s inaction in regards to what is called “fake news” is a “threat to democracy”.

Mr Snow held a speech where he acknowledged that Facebook did indeed help Channel 4 News to get a wider audience, but he thinks that the social network left publishers at its mercy. He said that the principles of Facebook are really explained and that they can change on a whim, sometimes overnight depending on the opinion of Mr Zuckerberg.

The same speech she also criticised Facebook for having allowed false stories to enter the news feeds.

“When you read that the Pope endorsed Trump for president, it was ultimately Facebook who enabled the story” he said.

“Imagine how millions of people during these last elections made a decisions based on such fake news. Something isn’t right when the same algorithm that filtered out legit stories for you also presents you with these fake stories”.

“In my opinion, there is a moral duty to prioritise veracity over clicks and profits”