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How to Scale Your Business in 2015

by Nellie Akalp | January 20/2015 | Scaling your business, culling your client list, pricing-model, 0
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How to scale your business in 2015

The beginning of the year provides a great reflection point to take stock of where you are, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there. Your freelance business may be humming along at a steady pace, but just how big can it grow?

The key to scaling your business is to…


12 Tips for Gaining a Foothold in the Freelance Writing World

by Andrew Rennie | January 15/2015 | Freelance writing, best practices, project-management
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12 Tips to Gaining a Foothold in the Freelance Writing World

Professional writing is a rewarding but often punishing gig. Between the flashes of personal fulfillment and expressed creativity are crummy pay, work draughts, and pitches that can feel like they’re subject to the law of diminishing returns. Follow these 12 tips, however, and you’ll soon be producing great content in a way that doesn’t have…


How I’m Learning Entrepreneurship-and what You Can Learn from Me

by Ritika Puri | January 13/2015 | entrepreneurship, design, scaling-a-business
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How I'm Learning Entrepreneurship -- and what You can Learn from Me

Our society tends to celebrate entrepreneurs as super-human heroes - individuals who venture off the beaten path to build billion dollar companies from their garages; bring brilliant ideas to life and ride waves of larger-than-life luck. But I’m not super-human, brilliant, lucky, or any of the things that people associate with entrepreneurship. My secret weapon,…


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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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…