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Infographic: Death to the Paper Check

by John Coates  |  April 20/2011  |  , ,
Infographic: Death to the Paper Check

Death to the Paper Check (click to make larger) If you’re interested in tearing up your paper checks, explore PayPal Business Payments for businesses in the United States.


New: PayPal Business Payments – $0.50 flat fee online payments

by John Coates  |  April 20/2011  |  , ,
New: PayPal Business Payments – $0.50 flat fee online payments

PayPal Business Payments is a PayPal pilot program for businesses only in the United States. balloons-blueOne of the biggest pain points of getting paid for your invoices is waiting for a paper check in the mail. Online payments with a credit card have proven …



Podcast with FreshBooks’ Mike McDerment – BusinessCast

Podcast with FreshBooks’ Mike McDerment – BusinessCast

mike - head and shoulders Mike McDerment was in the hot seat on BusinessCast episode 195 over the weekend. Mike covered a number of great topics for entrepreneurs including running a business online and finding fragmented …



Last minute tax prep: Pull your Profit & Loss report

by John Coates  |  April 8/2011  |  , , ,
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Sent out as an email to FreshBooks users yesterday. Spring is here! Unfortunately that means taxes are due in the next few weeks – but since you’ve been using FreshBooks this year, you can pull your sales and expense information in seconds and quickly flip it …



COGS! Huh! What are they good for? Showing real value.*

by John Coates  |  April 5/2011  |  , , ,
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*Sung COGS is not just another complicated accounting term that’s on your tax forms, they’re actually fairly simple to understand (and you can record them in FreshBooks). What are they? COGS stands for Cost of Goods Sold, which essentially explains what it is. This means that for something you sell, COGS is the …



Making expense deductibles a piece of cake

by Guest Author  |  April 4/2011  |  , , ,
List of Expenses - Taxes - FreshBooks

Contributed by FreshBooks customer Mariette Knoblauch. For a Canadian perspective, please read ThatBookKeeper’s post on FreshBooks and Taxes. List of Expenses - Taxes - FreshBooks As you’re getting ready to file taxes …



7 Invoicing Tips That Are Guaranteed Time Savers

7 Invoicing Tips That Are Guaranteed Time Savers

Paid invoice - FreshBooksFreelancers don’t want to raise (create) invoices. It’s an irritating necessity. It’s something we have to do if we want to get paid and that should be the main objective of any professional. While we do …



Five ways to stay productive on St. Patrick’s Day

by Chris Talbot  |  March 17/2011  | 
Five ways to stay productive on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with everything green: green beer, green accessories and parades in the street (and rivers dyed green in some cities). So why not make non-self-employed office workers green with envy? Self-employed professionals can use the day as a good excuse to slip out of the office a bit early to enjoy …



New: Compound Sales Taxes for Invoices & Expenses

by Casey McKinnon  |  March 16/2011  |  , ,
New: Compound Sales Taxes for Invoices & Expenses

This feature is only available for businesses in the Canadian Provinces of P.E.I. and Québec. If you need compound taxes for your region, please get in touch with us. FreshBooks now has compound sales taxes for your invoices, items, estimates and expenses! Now, when you assign a compound tax as a second tax (Tax …



How to work with an accountant

by John Coates  |  March 4/2011  |  , , ,
How to work with an accountant

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs or CAs) can be beneficial to your company in many ways you may not have considered. Your accountant will serve as your primary source of financial guidance for your business, offering assistance in a variety of areas that your business may or may not need. Before you begin to work with …




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