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How to experiment with value pricing

by FreshBooks Accountant | August 12/2014 | pricing-best-practices, pricing-strategy, value-pricing
How to experiment with value pricing

How to experiment with value pricing

So how much is it going to cost me?

I had just launched my accounting practice and was ready to show the world what debits and credits were truly made of. Yet while I had a wealth of accounting experience, I had never sent an invoice. The most commonly asked questions in business would leave…


The real problem with a lot of proposals

by Andy Haynes | August 7/2014 | ilise-benun, proposals-2
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The real problem with proposals

Recently, at a business development conference, I ran into an old high school friend named John. While catching up over lunch he told me he’d spent ten years working for a large firm developing sales training programs. But then, a year ago, the company went through a down-sizing and he lost his job.

After a…


New: iPhone and iPad App Update

by Rob Guenette | August 6/2014 | freshbooks-for-ipad, freshbooks-for-iphone, mobile-apps
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iPhone Paid Invoice iPad Dashboard

iOS users rejoice! The updated FreshBooks app for iPhone and iPad is now available to download from the App Store. Here’s what’s new:

A Fresh New Look

The mobile app received a visual overhaul, creating an entire experience that is sleeker and offers more streamlined workflows. The beautiful interface makes it easier than ever…


Negotiating is for women too

by Mariellen Ward | July 31/2014 | communication-skills, negotiating, negotiation-skills
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Negotiation is for women too

Years ago when I started freelancing, I found negotiating around money to be next door to impossible. I stammered, turned red, looked at the floor. I was afraid to ask for “too much,” afraid I would be called out as a fraud or outright rejected. I was afraid they would think, “How dare she?” And…


Should you ever scare your clients?

by Andy Haynes | July 30/2014 | emotional-contagion, presentation-skills, presentations
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The two key emotions great presenters arouse in their audience

Ben, a brand consultant, spent his first year in business busting his hump to drum up business. He managed to book lots of opportunities to present to good prospects, but few lead to new clients.

Ben asked me to sit in on his next presentation, so I could see what he was doing wrong. What…


Coming Soon: An Easier Way to Accept Credit Cards in FreshBooks

by Faraz Shafaghi | July 29/2014 | credit-card-payments, online-payments-2
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Update on Oct. 1st/2014: FreshBooks has now released its own online payment solution! Read all about it here.

Whether you’re currently chasing clients for checks or already accept online payments for your FreshBooks invoices, there’s a newer, easier way coming soon - and it’s designed and supported by FreshBooks to help you save time…


When a vacation is good for business

by Mariellen Ward | July 24/2014 |
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Do you find it hard to leave your business and enjoy a stress-free, relaxing vacation? It’s always hard to walk away from your business, especially if you’re a sole proprietor or running a small business. In this fast-paced, 24/7 digital world, it can feel like career suicide to slip away for a few mojitos on…


FreshBooks raises capital

by Rob Guenette | July 23/2014 | announcement, ceo-letter, freshbooks, funding
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Mike McDerment

Today we’re excited to announce that FreshBooks has raised $30-Million USD in our first institutional investment round. This capital is going to help us hire more FreshBookers so we can build more award winning product faster, and execute extraordinary experiences every day for more small business owners.

If you’d like to learn more about this…


US tax perks for the business traveler

by FreshBooks Accountant | July 22/2014 | business-travel-expenses, claiming-business-travel
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US tax perks for the business traveler

If you ever want to see a movie that will teach you a ton of great lessons about tax perks for the business traveler, you need look no further than, “Trains, Planes & Automobiles.” Let’s just hope on your next business trip that your flight is not cancelled, your train doesn’t break down or your…


How the pros run their business on the road

by Mariellen Ward | July 17/2014 | business-travel, on-the-road
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How the pros run their business on the road

Running your business while you travel isn’t easy, but it’s easier than it’s ever been. If you want to know the latest and best tips, tricks and apps to keep your business going on the road, follow the advice in this post from some expert business travelers.

Gary Arndt runs a very successful travel blog…