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3 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

by Guest Author | January 28/2015 | tax-tips, payroll, deductions, 0
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3 Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

According to Molly Brogan, vice president of public affairs for NSBA, one in three small business owners annually spend two full workweeks on federal taxes. 87% of small business owners reported that they have to pay an outside accountant or return preparer because the forms are too complicated to do independently.

As a small business…


5 Ways to Find More Work with Each Client

by Andy Haynes | January 26/2015 | freelancing, client-management, business strategy, 0
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Getting More from Your Client

Let me tell you a story about an entrepreneur who learned to find more work with a single client—and how you can do the same. Michelle is a client of mine. She had been working as a marketing consultant for almost a year and had landed a few good clients. Unfortunately, her biggest client, a…


Impress Clients with Mobile-Friendly Invoices

by Rob Guenette | January 22/2015 | invoices, mobile-phones, 0
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Mobile Friendly Invoices

Did you know that 1 in 5 FreshBooks invoices are viewed on a mobile device? That number has more than doubled since 2011 (from 9% in 2011 to 21% in 2014). This means that more of your clients are viewing your invoices on their mobile devices – and this trend is only going to increase.


How to Scale Your Business in 2015

by Nellie Akalp | January 20/2015 | Scaling your business, culling your client list, pricing-model, 0
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How to scale your business in 2015

The beginning of the year provides a great reflection point to take stock of where you are, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there. Your freelance business may be humming along at a steady pace, but just how big can it grow?

The key to scaling your business is to…


12 Tips for Gaining a Foothold in the Freelance Writing World

by Andrew Rennie | January 15/2015 | Freelance writing, best practices, project-management
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12 Tips to Gaining a Foothold in the Freelance Writing World

Professional writing is a rewarding but often punishing gig. Between the flashes of personal fulfillment and expressed creativity are crummy pay, work draughts, and pitches that can feel like they’re subject to the law of diminishing returns. Follow these 12 tips, however, and you’ll soon be producing great content in a way that doesn’t have…


How I’m Learning Entrepreneurship—and what You Can Learn from Me

by Ritika Puri | January 13/2015 | entrepreneurship, design, scaling-a-business
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How I'm Learning Entrepreneurship -- and what You can Learn from Me

Our society tends to celebrate entrepreneurs as super-human heroes — individuals who venture off the beaten path to build billion dollar companies from their garages; bring brilliant ideas to life and ride waves of larger-than-life luck. But I’m not super-human, brilliant, lucky, or any of the things that people associate with entrepreneurship. My secret weapon,…


The Freelancer’s 4-Point Guide to Buying Accounting Software

by Guest Author | January 8/2015 | accounting software, best practices, buyers guide
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Freelancer's 4-point guide to buying software

Picking a restaurant with a group of friends can be tough enough—imagine choosing new accounting software with coworkers! Bigger businesses rely on an array of steps to help make the right call on software, including process evaluations, selection teams, meeting planning and more. You, however, only need to follow 4 key steps to make a…


5 Steps to Keeping Your Business’ New Year’s Resolutions

by Evan Horowitz | January 6/2015 | business tips, measurability, New Years resolutions
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5 Steps to Keeping Your Business' New Year's Resolution

For those of us running a small business, New Year’s resolutions are about more than going to the gym. Clients of mine, for example, have resolved to land bigger projects, boost their profitability, streamline processes and work less on the weekends. It’s not always easy to follow through on these decisions, though. Today, I want…


Happy New Year from FreshBooks!

by FreshBooks | December 31/2014 | 2015 tax planning, holidays, New Years Eve, year-end recap
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Happy New Year's from FreshBooks

Happy New Year from FreshBooks, or as your accountant might say, “Happy year-end.” Before you gear up for everyone’s favorite time of the season—the January tax crunch—take a moment to reflect on your successes of the past year.

What did you learn? What worked for your business and what didn’t? What can FreshBooks help you…


Holiday Hours: December 24-31

by FreshBooks | December 23/2014 | holiday hours, Office closure
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In honor of time spent at home with loved ones—and avoiding harsh Canadian winter conditions—FreshBooks will be observing holiday hours December 24-December 31, 2014.

FreshBooks’ Holiday Crew, however, will be working the phone lines during these times:

December 24 from 9 am-6 pm EST 

December 28-31, 9 am-6 pm EST

Please note that the office…