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The Freelancer’s 4-Point Guide to Buying Accounting Software

by Guest Author | January 8/2015 | accounting software, best practices, buyers guide
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Freelancer's 4-point guide to buying software

Picking a restaurant with a group of friends can be tough enough - imagine choosing new accounting software. Bigger businesses rely on an array of steps to help make the right call on software, including process evaluations, selection teams, meeting planning and more. You, however, only need to follow 4 key steps to make…


5 Steps to Keeping Your Business’ New Year’s Resolutions

by Evan Horowitz | January 6/2015 | business tips, measurability, New Years resolutions
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5 Steps to Keeping Your Business' New Year's Resolution

For those of us running a small business, New Year’s resolutions are about more than going to the gym. Clients of mine, for example, have resolved to land bigger projects, boost their profitability, streamline processes and work less on the weekends. It’s not always easy to follow through on these decisions, though. Today, I want…


Happy New Year from FreshBooks!

by FreshBooks | December 31/2014 | 2015 tax planning, holidays, New Years Eve, year-end recap
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Happy New Year's from FreshBooks

Happy New Year from FreshBooks, or as your accountant might say, “Happy year-end.” Before you gear up for everyone’s favorite time of the season-the January tax crunch-take a moment to reflect on your successes of the past year.

What did you learn? What worked for your business and what didn’t? What can FreshBooks help you…


Holiday Hours: December 24-31

by FreshBooks | December 23/2014 | holiday hours, Office closure
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In honor of time spent at home with loved ones—and avoiding harsh Canadian winter conditions—FreshBooks will be observing holiday hours December 24-December 31, 2014.

FreshBooks’ Holiday Crew, however, will be working the phone lines during these times:

December 24 from 9 am-6 pm EST 

December 28-31, 9 am-6 pm EST

Please note that the office…


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…