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

by Casey McKinnon  |  June 15/2011  |  , ,
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 …



New: Invoice forwarding for clients

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.


7 tips for efficient invoicing

7 tips for efficient invoicing

Invoicing is one of those elements of running a business that freelancers either like or hate. It’s either a task that one can take some delight in (knowing payment will soon be on its way) or it can feel like a chore that is subject to procrastination (not that we’d ever admit to such a …



Copylicious reports: Using PayPal Business Payments in FreshBooks

Copylicious reports: Using PayPal Business Payments in FreshBooks

  We recently caught up with Kelly Parkinson, a.k.a. Copylicious, about how she uses the new PayPal Business Payment feature in her FreshBooks account. Her work involves creating persuasive messaging for clients looking for help with their brand. Here’s more from Kelly about how she’s been able to reduce the ‘cost’ of doing …



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 …




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