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Thanks for Helping FreshBooks and The Stop to Deliver Holiday Cheer

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Thanks to everyone who participated through FreshBooks’ holiday campaign this year. Yes, you’ve rallied around a worthy cause: feeding the hungry. By clicking that magic button in your email, you and those nimble fingers of yours have aided FreshBooks in helping to deliver warm meals to thousands of people in need <insert loud applause here>.


How to December-Proof Your Business

by Guest Author | December 18/2014 | Accounting, holidays, tax deductions
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How to December-proof your business

December is tough for many small businesses. Income decreases, expenses skyrocket, employee productivity dips and nerves get wracked. However, you can take advantage of an otherwise “slow” month and set your business up for a great new year by taking the following steps:

Set Weekly Team Meetings

To keep your team members focused when the…


How to Survive Holiday Visitors: Your Small Business Playbook

by Nellie Akalp | December 16/2014 | family, holidays, work/life balance
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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 it’s hard for anyone to strike a good balance between work and family life during this…


The Top 7 Gifts for Your Accountant this Holiday

by FreshBooks | December 15/2014 | accountants, fun, gift ideas, holidays
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7 Gifts for your Accountant

He’s making a list and checking it twice, but even Santa can sometimes forget to deliver a little holiday cheer to the men and women who keep his business in business – accountants.

If you’ve been scouring the web, looking for cost-friendly ideas on how to thank your number-crunching ally for handling your disorganized records…


5 ways to inject personality into your brand

by Guest Author | December 11/2014 | brand voice, multimedia content, social media strategy
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Inject your brand with personality

Injecting personality into your brand and business can give it a unique persona, which is appealing to customers.  Try these five tips to make your branding more successful:

1. Find a consistent voice

Injecting personality into your brand can make consumers feel that they are dealing with a person rather than a business. That’s good—as…


7 business books that will actually help your business

by Guest Author | December 9/2014 | business development, customer service, fun, self help
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7 books that will help your business

Many business books follow the same formula. The author offers some idea about how the professional world is changing—something that is often explained in a few pages—and then they fixate on that idea for the rest of the book. Even when the idea is great, you’re left feeling like you have no clue how to…


Starting a new business venture

by FreshBooks Accountant | December 4/2014 | business tips, competitive analysis, Entrepreneurship
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Starting a new business

It all starts with a bright idea. Sometimes appearing from nowhere, while you’re doing something mundane. It can come to you after receiving poor service from a company—or purchasing a product that wasn’t all it was made out to be. It’s also quite possible that your idea was born via methodical planning and years of…


Lessons learned from my first $200K as a solopreneur

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My first $200k as a solopreneurExactly one year ago, I was struggling with the decision about whether to take my “side business” full-time. I had reached a point where, after three years of after-hours freelancing, I was beginning to out-earn my full-time job. But I was still scared to take the leap; worried that my success was just dumb luck.…


FreshBooks is moving: office closed November 28-30, 2014

by FreshBooks | November 27/2014 | announcement, moving, office-closure
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Office closed November 28-30 It’s true! In just two short years, FreshBooks has outgrown its much-loved office—and is moving up the street to a larger space.

The office will be closed for a half-day, starting Friday, November 28 at 12 pm EST. With a bit of elbow grease from the team, however, it will reopen…


How to create your 2015 growth plan in 20 minutes

by Evan Horowitz | November 26/2014 | business-analysis, growth-plan, strengths, swot-analysis
How to create your 2015 growth plan in 20 minutes thumbnail SWOT analysisWhat are your goals for the coming year?  Do you want to make more money?  Expand your team?  Get bigger or better clients? Whatever your goals, you need a quick, efficient way to reach them.  That’s exactly what I’ll show you here.  This is the planning process I take my clients through, so we can…