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Building a Design Consultancy Business (Part 1)

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

In this series I am sharing some of the lessons we’ve learned over the last 12 years from running and growing our consultancy business from zero to several hundred thousand dollars per year. In this first part, I talk about how we made that crucial breakthrough in acquiring our first client, and what we could have done better.

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Online Payment Methods in Sri Lanka: The Bad and the Ugly

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

The fintech industry is changing rapidly. Competition is increasing worldwide as new disruptive technologies emerge that have the potential to dramatically change the way we do business. Even a kid can easily pay online with a single click when he or she downloads a game from the App Store or Google Play using mom’s phone. Are Sri Lankan gateway providers anywhere near offering that level of service—if not now, at least in the coming years?

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We’re ten years old!

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

We're ten years old today! Even in the grand scheme of things, that's quite a big number, and we're simultaneously proud that we're here, and humbled that we've been privileged enough to make this journey.

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Hello, Hiveage!

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

At long last, we are proud to announce that Hiveage is now live. Yes, as of right now, anyone and everyone has access to our brand new online invoicing system!

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Save Big on CurdBee and Hiveage

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

Our annual Thanksgiving promo is here! For 48 hours starting from Monday, December 2 EST 00:00 (UTC -0500) we will offer the all-inclusive CurdBee BIG yearly package for just $119 (You save 41%). There will only be 100 packs available on offer, so be ready to grab them as soon as the promotion goes live.

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Introducing Subscription Billing with Hiveage

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

CurdBee's recurring profiles allow you to send periodic invoices to your clients. With Hiveage, we take it one step further, allowing you to automatically bill clients periodically using subscription billing.

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Introducing Bills with Hiveage

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

CurdBee helps you streamline your invoicing process from sending an invoice to accepting the payment and issuing a payment receipt. With Hiveage we take it one step further: now you can stay on top of your incoming invoices as well, using the new Bills feature. Bills are merely the opposite of Invoices: when vendors and service providers send their invoices to you, they become bills from your perspective.

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Better Payments Handling in Hiveage

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

You use CurdBee to get paid. However, we are aware of one weakness in CurdBee that could annoy your clients when they try to pay you: payment errors are not handled well enough. When a payment fails for some reason, CurdBee shows a generic error message, which could be frustrating to both the client and you as it's not clear what exactly went wrong. The good news is, it's all fixed in Hiveage.

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Meet Hiveage, a re-imagined CurdBee

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

CurdBee has been our flagship product for five years. We understand our users, because in many ways our journeys have been similar. Today, we take another big step in that journey together. For months we have been talking about a CurdBee 2.0, a new platform that will beat the limitations of CurdBee, and provide our users with many much-requested features . . .

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The Bees Are Here

By Lankitha Wimalarathna

Last weekend I was visited by bees. It was raining heavily, and a few of them were gathered around a flowerpot at home, searching for nectar. I was hopeful, and when I checked after the rain, they had indeed set up home in a place I designed for them, fifteen months ago. The long wait is finally over.

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