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How to Survive Holiday Visitors: Your Small Business Playbook

by Nellie Akalp  |  December 16/2014  |  , ,
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Nellies legal lessons   Another holiday season is upon us, and with so many competing demands and priorities, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There’s travel planning, prepping for visitors, gift shopping and holiday events piled on top of an already-busy schedule. While …



Canadian Small Business Week, 2014: That’s a wrap!

Canadian Small Business Week, 2014: That’s a wrap!

As you might know October 19-25 was Small Business Week in Canada, and to celebrate, the team at FreshBooks banded together in its FreshMobile to hit the streets of Toronto and deliver free #FreshBrew coffee to fuel small business owners. We dropped off bags of coffee beans to some of our nearby clients, …



Freelancing 101: Fight for your focus

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This is the final post in a 4-week series that focuses on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help other freelancers navigate their first year with success.  …



3 ways businesses should cope with Google reviews

3 ways businesses should cope with Google reviews

Google-ReviewsRemember when your mother told you “if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all?” In the age of online reviews that notion seems not only passé, but almost counterintuitive. Don’t have something nice to say? The world’s your audience, …



Freelancing 101: Find the right productivity tools

by Andy Haynes  |  October 18/2014  |  ,
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This post is the third in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year with …



Freelancing 101: Watch for commitment flags early on

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This post is the second in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year …



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 …



Freelancing 101: The importance of becoming a sticky vendor

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This post is the first in a 4-week series that will focus on advice, tips and tricks from long-time freelancer, Andy Haynes. Andy shares some of his biggest mistakes made during his first year freelancing to help first-time freelancers navigate their first year …



Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey

by Ritika Puri  |  September 25/2014  |  , ,
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Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey When I decided to make my side-gig my full-time business last year, I launched myself into a challenging emotional journey. While I knew I was signing up for hard work—I regularly wake up before sunrise and work …



10 ways I make sure I hit my deadlines

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Project management skills can make the difference between business success and failure. In this first post for a series on project management, freelance writer Luigi Benetton shares what he’s learned to keep his projects on track. Back in school, I kept one calendar for academic life and another one for other stuff, like my part-time …




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