With a total global workforce of around 3.5 billion, there are currently approximately 1.1 billion freelancers around the world, and this number is rapidly growing.
Startups and small companies regularly hire contractors to help them grow and scale quickly. 47% of hiring managers are more likely to hire independent professionals since the COVID-19 crisis, according to research by online platform Upwork. During challenging times employers tend to avoid taking on fixed costs, relying on freelancers and temporary staff. And now that remote working has become ‘the new norm’ we are witnessing the perfect storm for freelancing to proliferate.
Here at Lano we’ve been focused on building a platform to help you run your businesses efficiently. We know that you put everything into what you do, but we also know that invoicing & timely payments are some of your main priorities. Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business and avoiding cash crunches is key. This can also be unnecessarily time consuming.
Invoicing & payments made easy
We’re very pleased to announce we’ve now teamed up with payment platform Stripe. As a Lano user you can now connect your bank account with Stripe and gain more control over your invoices. Conveniently you will now be able to accept card payments online. Studies have shown that many businesses prefer to pay via debit or credit card. Simply email your clients a quick payment link along with your invoices and get paid faster.
Lano’s software is designed to make your invoicing easy. You can create your own timesheets from within Lano and send these to your clients for approval. It’s easy to quickly convert these timesheets or tasks into invoices. We enable you to be paid quickly by clients from all over the world, in all currencies and you can track payment status in real time.
In addition to this we help you manage your clients, organize your tasks and work together with your clients within the platform. We will even send you a reminder when it’s time to invoice your clients!
We are now running a special promotion. When you invite your clients to Lano you will receive 100 Euro for every referral. Inviting your clients is key to spreading the word about Lano so we want to reward your loyalty.