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An Introduction to SEO for Small Businesses

by Kristi Hines | July 23/2013 | seo-basics, small-business-seo
An Introduction to SEO for Small Businesses

small business seo

As an entrepreneur, freelancer, or small business owner, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is critical to your business. When done correctly, search can be your biggest referrer of traffic. However, if it’s done wrong, it can cause a debilitating loss of traffic. In this post, we’re going to cover the SEO basics that you need to…


3 Fascinating Articles to Sharpen Your Business Instincts

by Lindsay Lapchuk | July 2/2013 | business-acumen, small-business-articles
3 Fascinating Articles to Sharpen Your Business Instincts

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re always on the lookout for ways to sharpen your instincts to make better business decisions. When you’re running a business, the learning never stops.

Here’s a roundup of some brief, but powerful learning articles from around the web recently, to keep those neurons firing.

The Secret to Selling is…


Get ready for HackVAN

by Corey Reid | August 15/2011 | hackdays, hackvan, web-developer
Get ready for HackVAN

HackVanHackVAN kicks off this Saturday, August 20 at the Mozilla headquarters in beautiful downtown Vancouver.

HackDays are fantastic events, and at HackVAN, just $10 gets you get a full day’s worth of hacking, app-building, and hilarity. You’ll even be fed and provided with beer! If you’re a developer who loves to build things, this event…


TechTalksTO full-day developer conference set for August 13th

by Jason Diller | July 5/2011 | techtalksto, toronto, web-developer
TechTalksTO full-day developer conference set for August 13th TechTalksTO**__**For the past year or so, FreshBooks has been proud to sponsor TechTalksTO, an ongoing speaker series for software developers in the Toronto Area. We’ve held several great talks featuring speakers from Twitter, Twilio, Well.ca, Joyent and more! This summer, the TechTalksTO team has pulled out all the stops and arranged…

Contest: FreshBooks API & Twilio

by Jamaal Montasser | June 1/2011 | api, contest, twilio
Contest: FreshBooks API & Twilio

Are you developer who loves to integrate two great online serves? FreshBooks is having a contest just for you! To enter, you must create a tool using both Twilio (an SMS and voice communication API) and FreshBooks (using the API). For instance, you could build a tool that sends you a message every time you…


Visualization: FreshBooks code-base over time

by John Coates | May 4/2011 | code-swarm, code-base, freshbooks, web-app
Visualization: FreshBooks code-base over time

For more technical insight and API help with FreshBooks, head on over to the FreshBooks Developer blog.

One of our newest developers, Anton, created this amazing visualization (using a code swarm) of how the FreshBooks code-base has changed over time. He found a visual way of representing all the updates to the…


TechTalksTO: 2 Usability lessons from Twitter

by Amanda Rappak | April 1/2011 | ben-cherry, developer, fail-whale, techtalksto, twitter
TechTalksTO: 2 Usability lessons from Twitter

TechTalksTO“Don’t let your site be broken!” One of several lessons Ben Cherry shared at the latest sold out TechTalksTO (supported by FreshBooks). He spoke to the code-savvy crowd about best practices for development strategies and proven rules for maintaining solid and consistent web construction. According to Ben, being thoughtful about the user experiences in your…


Value Fun: The FreshBooks Hack-Off

by Corey Reid | February 11/2011 | developer, hack-off, new-feature, values
Value Fun: The FreshBooks Hack-Off

This was originally posted on the FreshBooks Developer Blog.

We’re pretty busy at FreshBooks. Like lots of companies; there’s always a ton of work to do, and sometimes it can be hard to keep your eye on the longer-term goals.

Having fun, for example.

We value fun at FreshBooks — people do their best…


FreshBooks website redesign

by Casey McKinnon | February 9/2011 | feedback, new-website-design, website-redesign
FreshBooks website redesign

Woo-hoo! FreshBooks has a new website design and we’re hoping you like it.

FreshBooks - Online Invoicing, Time Tracking & Billing Software

After many years of only small revisions, the hard working design team at FreshBooks (seen below) decided to do a complete redesign and fix a number of the problems that had crept up over time on the website. <!—more—>

Over the next…


TechTalksTO ReCap: “Agile at Well.ca”

by Sheheryar Sewani | January 11/2011 | agile, developer, techtalksto
TechTalksTO ReCap: “Agile at Well.ca”

_TechTalksTO Videos: Agile @ Well.ca: How We Think + Do Development: Part 1 & Part 2._

On November 10, at a sold out TechTalksTO, Ali Asaria and Mat Trudel gave an incredibly entertaining talk on agile development at Well.ca and the philosophy behind their architecture. Ali focused on the philosophy behind…