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Brightbook to help agencies get paid faster. Find out how in Free MiNetwork webinar in February

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By Richard Draycott, Managing Director

January 10, 2012 | 3 min read

With 2012 set to be yet another tough year for marketing services agencies and creative freelancers it is essential that creative business have a sound handle on their finances, are getting paid quickly and having a good overview of their own overheads.

With this in mind, in February MiNetwork is to host a FREE online demonstration of the FREE creative accountancy software package, Brightbook, which is sweeping the creative industry and taking the pain out of chasing overdue payments.

Created by creatives for creatives, Brightbook is the perfect bookkeeping solution for smaller creative business owners, freelancers and contractors. It’s like all the best bits all rolled into one; create and send professional looking invoices in any currency, track your bills and spend more time doing what you love.

The free online system gives you a complete view of your business, helping you to focus on what’s most important - getting paid. From the moment you login, you can immediately see where you stand; who owes you money, who you owe money to and what your cashflow is.

Brightbook started as an idea in 2007 when James Henderson and Warwick Leicester of Brilliant Path faced the arduous task of doing their VAT returns. After trialling numerous accountancy software packages which proved to be expensive and inefficient they decided to build their own bookkeeping system, which has since become Brightbook, which is freely available to all creatives and SMEs.

Henderson explains: “The first Brightbook was really just for us to use. It did everything we wanted it to do, and nothing more. Soon colleagues were using it, then our wider circle of friends in the creative industries. We decided that it would be free, always, for everyone. We went from having 500 users to a couple of thousand over a fairly short period of time. That was due to some unexpected praise on a few blogs, such as Grafik. We got some incredibly useful and encouraging feedback over that year. That made us decide to start again, new interface, new everything. We knew that we could significantly improve on the first version and starting again was easier, as we had a clear blueprint. Having hundreds of bright, articulate users who tell you what they want, and how they want it is a powerful thing.”

The second version was launched in 2011 and offers users a range of additional functions to make raising invoices, chasing unpaid invoices and managing tax and VAT returns, all of which will be demonstrated in a MiNetwork webinar on Tuesday 7th February.

To register for this free demonstration by Brightbook co-creator Warwick Leicester click here

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