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3 steps to an elevator pitch that doesn’t suck

by Andy Haynes  |  April 17/2014  | 
3 steps to an elevator pitch that doesn't suck

3 steps to an elevator pitch that doesn't suck At conferences, sporting events or social occasions, I often get unexpected opportunities to deliver a 30-second pitch to a new prospect. These surprise sales moments are important to me …



How to deal with demanding and unrealistic clients

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How to deal with demanding and unrealistic clients If you are a small business owner like me, chances are you have dealt with clients who want instant results. During the early years of our search engine optimization business, we …



Scheduled Downtime for Maintenance: Monday April 14th, 2014 11:59PM EDT

by FreshBooks  |  April 14/2014  | 
Scheduled Downtime for Maintenance: Monday April 14th, 2014 11:59PM EDT

Update: The maintenance is complete and FreshBooks is back up and running. Thanks for your patience! Your FreshBooks account will be temporarily unavailable for approximately 30 minutes as of 11:59pm (midnight) EDT tonight, Monday, April 14th, 2014 for a brief maintenance update. Reminder! Please ensure you have saved all work by 11:55PM EDT. Please note: The FreshBooks …



5 ways to finance a small business

by FreshBooks  |  April 10/2014  |  ,
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5 ways to finance a small business Starting, expanding or maintaining your business takes money. If you’re lucky, the cash you earn will be all your business needs. If you’re like most business owners though, there will be times that …



FreshBooks’ response to the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability

by Mike McDerment  |  April 9/2014  | 
FreshBooks’ response to the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability

If you have been watching the news over the last 48 hours, you may have seen stories about the “Heartbleed” SSL bug, a security vulnerability that may have impacted websites that rely on SSL certificates, and therefore impacted just about every major site across the internet from Facebook to Yahoo to Google, and beyond.  To …



Insurance for your small business: what do you really need?

by Nellie Akalp  |  April 8/2014  |  ,
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Insurance for your small business Getting some level of insurance is pretty much the norm these days, whether it’s to protect against the unexpected with our homes, cars, health (at least for those of us in the US), and more. But what …



Why I quit my day job to grow my side business

by Ritika Puri  |  April 3/2014  |  ,
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Why I quit my day job to grow my side business If you told my 22-year-old self that I would be a small business owner by the time I was 27, I would have laughed. I …



Email marketing for freelancers: 9 steps to drive revenue

by Kristi Hines  |  April 1/2014  | 
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Email Marketing for freelancers If you frequently go through dry spells or aren’t generating the kind of revenue you’d like to, you probably don’t have enough high-quality prospects in your sales pipeline. That’s a typical problem for a lot of freelancers. But there …



4 ways to handle price-obsessed prospects

by Evan Horowitz  |  March 27/2014  | 
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Price obsessed prospects “Oh, that’s expensive.” I used to hate hearing this. Everything would be going great with a potential client. I would explain how I can help them, and they would nod their head enthusiastically. Then I would tell them the price and …



8 tax credits every small business owner should know

by FreshBooks Accountant  |  March 25/2014  |  ,
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8 tax credits every small business owner should know about Tax credits are a beautiful thing that can help your small business save money. At Tax Alli, we frequently run into business owners who haven’t been taking …




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