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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.  …



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 …



6 steps to marketing your local business online

by Kristi Hines  |  June 24/2014  | 
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6 steps to market your local business online If you run a local business, you may be missing a gold mine of effective online marketing opportunities. Social media is known for connecting people around the globe and successfully promoting …



5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn

by Luigi Benetton  |  May 22/2014  |  , ,
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5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn I started 2013 with not as many clients as I’d like. Around March, something happened—old and new clients alike started knocking on my door. The timing was partly due to other …




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