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Invoice like a pro: Advanced tips and tricks for using FreshBooks

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As a Support Specialist for FreshBooks over the last five years, I’ve received a lot of calls from customers wondering if there’s more to FreshBooks than what they see. It’s true, FreshBooks likes to keep it simple—with the goal of making running your business as easy as possible. But, we’ll let you in on a…


7 ways FreshBooks can help you save time

by FreshBooks | September 29/2014 | accept-credit-cards, enter-receipts-on-phone, track-time-on-phone
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Raise your hand if you could use a few extra hours in your day.

From dog-walkers to graphic designers, we could all use more time to put the finishing touches on a project, run some personal errands or squeeze in a little time to recharge. Time is more than just money. It is where we…


How FreshBooks can help you get paid faster

by FreshBooks | September 22/2014 | accept-credit-cards, get-paid-faster, small-business-billing
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Congratulations! You’ve taken the leap and you’re following your dreams. You’re your own boss—a freelancer, an entrepreneur. Times were tough at first, but then you got some clients. And you’re working hard to make sure your clients are happy. Things are looking pretty good.

But then one day an invoice slips into “overdue” status… then…


Virtual assistant: your secret weapon to scaling your business

by Ritika Puri | August 28/2014 | 4-hour-workweek, scaling-a-business, va, virtual-assistant
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After almost five years, I recently reached an exciting, but scary stage in my content production business—the scaling stage. My scaling strategy involves building out a comprehensive marketing education portal. That’s the exciting part. The scary part—I can’t get to it because I’m so strapped for time.

What’s sucking up my time? Locking down meetings,…


How long does it take to get paid?

by Melina Stathopoulos | March 20/2013 | how-long-does-it-take-to-get-paid, payment-data
How long does it take to get paid?

Distance vs. Time to Pay: This graph shows the mean average time to pay over distance. The blue line is the predicted mean average, and the grey area is the confidence interval for that prediction.

Ever wonder how long it takes other small business owners to get paid? Or whether having a long distance client…


FreshBooks Add-ons: Save more time with Receipt Bank

by John Coates | April 25/2012 | add-ons, receipt-bank, saving-time
FreshBooks Add-ons: Save more time with Receipt Bank

If your desk is getting cluttered with stacks of receipts, fear not UK FreshBooks users! Receipt Bank will organise your receipts and import them into your FreshBooks account as expenses, saving you a lot of time. All you need to do is collect all your receipts, then just mail them to Receipt Bank using their…


Late payments plague small business…with an asterisk

by John Coates | July 20/2011 | late-payments, nfib, small-business, usa-today
Late payments plague small business...with an asterisk

USA TODAY published an interesting article on how small businesses are getting paid slower year over year, entitled “Late payments plague small business.” The article analyzes the results of a recent survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. The study finds that small businesses are:

receiving payments an average of 48 days after

New: Instant payment notifications for Google Chrome

by Jamaal Montasser | June 27/2011 | chrome-extension, google-chrome, payment-notifications
New: Instant payment notifications for Google Chrome

It’s always a great feeling when you get paid for the work you love to do. Knowing instantly, even better. If you’re using the web browser Google Chrome, you can now know in milliseconds using the FreshBooks Chrome extension and celebrate with a high five!

FreshBooks Payment Notification - Chrome Web Store

The FreshBooks Chrome Extension enables you to:

  1. Instantly be notified…

New: Create a new invoice, estimate or project in the People tab

by Casey McKinnon | June 15/2011 | freshbooks-tips, invoicing, people-tab
New: Create a new invoice, estimate or project in the People tab

Invoice invoice invoice from anywhere! Not just from the Invoice tab or your iPhone but now easily from the People tab. If you’re viewing your client list in the People tab and need to send an invoice, you can now do so in less clicks. When you hover your mouse over a client’s name in…


New: Invoice forwarding for clients

by Casey McKinnon | June 2/2011 | invoice-autobiography, invoice-forwarding, painless-billing
New: Invoice forwarding for clients

Ever had a client delay payment because your invoice isn’t reaching their finance department or accountant? Now your clients can use a simple forward button right on your FreshBooks invoices that lets them send your invoice easily to others, most importantly, to someone with the power to pay you.

Invoice - Forward Basically, once your client opens your…