FreshBooks is hitting the campaign trail!

FreshBooks Road BurnThere has been a lot of chit chat around the FBHQ (FreshBooks headquarters) about the U.S. presidential campaign. We don’t all agree on who we want to see win but we can all agree that driving in a bus from town to town shaking hands and kissing babies sounds like a blast!

So much so that we got to wondering out loud if we should pick someone in our office to run for president… but then we remembered that not only are we all from Canada, but only one or two of us are even old enough to run.

That being said we at FreshBooks are not quitters. Once we put our mind to something we pretty much run with it… so we have rented us a pretty sweet “large” RV and will be driving from the Future of Web Apps conference (February 29 – March 1, 2008) in Miami, Florida all the way to South by Southwest (March 7–11, 2008) in Austin, Texas with some very clear goals:

Meet as many users as we can, introduce the “south” to FreshBooks and what we offer, eat a Texas-sized donut, eat a country fried steak, get interviewed on a small town “morning show” (I am looking at you WPMI in Mobile, Alabama), pick up a hitchhiker, and of course, we want to be elected POTUS.

Keep checking the blog because in the coming weeks we will have more information on our trip! The tour is tentatively called “It’s Saul or Nothing” because I am trying to make everything in this office about me… but I have a feeling we may have a different name by the next blog post. So if you are going to be attending either show or you live somewhere along our route (which we will post soon), we would love to meet you, shake your hand and kiss your baby… if you have one… and if you say it is OK.

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  • Alistair Morton


    I’m good looking, I respect & maintain proper hygiene

    & like Luke Skywalker, I am good in a fight!

  • Mark Evans

    Take me with you!

  • Saul Colt

    Hey Mark,

    We may have spot for one more!

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  • Joseph Ferrara.sellsius

    Sounds like a blast. My partner and I did an RV trip last summer– 5 weeks, 10,000 miles from New York to San Francisco via Boston and Miami Beach.

    Check out how we did it here:

    Good luck and happy trailers.

  • Michael Crooks


    I believe will fit in nicely with your trip.

    What goes better with paperless invoicing than waterless tattoos.

    I’ll be in touch.

    Warm Regards,
    Michael Crooks
    Crooks Advertising Alliance

  • Aaron Adams

    Joseph, thanks for the link! Site looks awesome.

    Michael, that looks pretty neat :)

  • mike ashley

    You should put together a discount card that allows your clients to get discounts from each other. This would be great for online clients that you meet with along the way and it is a great leave-behind.

    We would be happy to supply these at a “discount” to you.

    Good Luck on the Road!!!

  • Heather Villa

    *Making a Note On My Calendar to make sure I am “IN TOWN” when FreshBooks comes to town.*

    Why do you have to come in Prime Time Tax Season?????

    If I am not here – you have to eat at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, it is on Ocean Drive. Ask ANYONE and they will point you in the direction. (And make sure one of the Parrots sits on Mike’s shoulder!)

  • Peg Lomas

    GO SEE THE GOURDS (at Threadgills on March 8th)! They’re from Austin! Fresh Mike said it was a long time since he heard anything about them, so obviously a fan. One website (the “Growing a Beard” documentary website) calls the Gourds “the ultimate thinking man’s party band” and the cover charge is like 10 bucks!!


  • Saul Colt

    Hi Heather,

    a little known fact around fact around here is that Mike sometimes walks around the office with an inflatable parrot on his shoulder and says things like “AAAAARRRR MAAATTY”

    True story!

    (ok maybe it isn’t)

  • Tai Yuan

    When are you all making your way to the east coast ?

  • Fresh Sunir

    Tai, that is a good question. If this goes well, North American tour!

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