Run your business

Get advice from the experts on how to help run your business efficiently on topics like accounting, taxes, invoicing, and more.


  • ACCOUNTING

    A reopening checklist for independent restaurants and bars.

    Jun 18 2020
    As restaurants re-open, there will be key foundational tasks they’ll need to do to make sure re-opening goes smoothly. At Oyster Sunday, we’ve created a comprehensive playbook for you to do just that. We provide a checklist of all the items you need to cover from finance and accounting, to operations and HR, to marketing, communications, and technology, to compliance, insurance, and facilities.

  • INVOICING

    A quick guide to popular invoice payment terms.

    Jun 12 2020
    An invoice is a confirmation that a service has been performed or a product was shipped. People can say that invoices are confirmations or receipts, but let's not kid ourselves: most of my clients invoice their customers because they want to get paid - which is why you have to include payment terms on every invoice.

  • INVOICING

    Sending a quick invoice from the PayPal Business app.

    May 14 2020
    Take phone or in-person orders at a safe physical distance by sending a quick invoice on the PayPal Business app. Just enter the amount and share the invoice as a link – without physical contact – by text, email, or messaging app. 

  • SELLING ONLINE

    Accepting payments part 2: Sending invoices.

    May 11 2020
    If you need a quick way to send invoices – without needing a website – we’ll walk through the process from start to finish. 

  • INVOICING

    6 ways to help address a cash flow crunch.

    Apr 30 2020
    It happens to nearly every business—large, small, or in-between: a cash flow issue. You can raise prices on what you sell. Or ask suppliers for some payment slack. Those tactics might help. But you might also risk losing customers or damage your relationships with suppliers. It might be wise to first consider these six lesser-known strategies. 

  • ACCOUNTING

    Accept donations quickly: Adding a Donate button to your site in minutes

    Apr 07 2020
    If you need a quick way to accept donations on your website, we’ll walk through the process from start to finish.

  • CUSTOMER STORIES

    How a single customer-service experience launched a quality T-shirt business.

    Feb 28 2020
    You may be dreaming about starting your own business – but what kind? If the idea is the stumbling block, the inspiration might be hiding in your own interactions with other businesses: the moment when you think to yourself, “I could do this better.” That’s how Dan Corcoran got the idea for Forward Printing, his screen-printing business in Oakland, California.

  • TAXES

    4 ways small business owners can help take the pain out of 2019 taxes.

    Feb 18 2020
    Tax season. Every small business owner seems to wince, cringe, or flinch at those two words. Some even do all three. But, tax season doesn't have to be painful. 

  • INVOICING

    Free, downloadable sample invoice template. Ease your billing headaches.

    Feb 12 2020
    Create a simple, professional invoice with our basic invoice template. In a few steps, you’ll add your company’s logo and contact information, list the services or products you provided, choose how you want to bill, and even set up partial payments or give your customer the option to tip.


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