The World’s Longest Invoice

I came across The World’s Longest Invoice website today from the Freelancers Union. It’s tallying up the dollar amount that is being “held hostage by deadbeat clients.”

While I think the Freelancers Union site has some great resources & goals, I can’t get on board with the attitude of the longest invoice page. Since being in business, I’ve had 2 unpaid invoices. Sure, I’m disappointed in the clients, but I’m more disappointed in myself. I run a small business and like the fact that the buck stops at my desk, but I also realize it’s my responsibility (through things like contracts, legal advice, and payment schedules) to be sure that the buck gets there in the first place.

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