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The Best Startup Accounting Software

The all-new Accounting Software from FreshBooks empowers startups to spend less time on bookkeeping and more time scaling to new heights.

FreshBooks makes my life so much easier. I wish I had this when I first started my business!”

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FreshBooks offers simple cloud-based accounting software to help startups grow their business smarter and faster. Let FreshBooks look after the financial health of your startup so you can focus on delivering top-quality service to your clients. Get started today to send invoices, track expenses and accept online payments so you receive your hard-earned money faster.  With award-winning customer service, helpful support is just a quick phone call or email away. Your time is precious as a startup founder. Sign up for FreshBooks to save an average of 16 hours each month.

Bookkeeping Software Built for Your Startup Business

FreshBooks is the perfect fit for a startup looking to attract new clients and grow its business. It’s an all-in-one accounting solution that manages all your bookkeeping needs, from creating professional invoices to tracking your time and recording all your business expenses. FreshBooks gives important financial insights to help you take your startup to the next level. Easily oversee all your accounting tasks without ever having to leave FreshBooks.

The all-new FreshBooks now supports double-entry bookkeeping, to give you deeper data about your startup’s performance and insights about your growth potential. It can help you plan for your business’s future and save you time and money during tax season. You can even invite your accountant to collaborate on your FreshBooks account at no extra cost so they can access reports and analyze your business data. Watch your startup grow faster than ever with advanced bookkeeping tools from FreshBooks.

Save Time

As a busy entrepreneur, you likely spend long nights and early mornings working on the next big idea for your startup business. FreshBooks can help you achieve a better work-life balance by automating accounting tasks that take up time. Free up your day for more important work by automatically organizing expenses, tracking time and following up with clients.

Look Professional

Your work is impressive enough, but with FreshBooks you can wow clients every time you send a bill with professional invoices and estimates that reflect your startup’s unique branding and personality. FreshBooks creates sleek documents that stand out from the crowd. 

Get Paid Faster

You need a steady flow of cash to grow your startup and get new ideas off the ground. FreshBooks makes it easier than ever for clients to pay their invoices, so you don’t have to waste time chasing down checks. Get paid 11 days faster with convenient payment solutions that work for both you and your clients.  

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Invoicing Software and Time and Expense Tracking for Startups

FreshBooks ensures you get paid faster and spend less time worrying about the books. Create a custom invoice that reflects your branding in minutes. Add a personalized thank-you note and send invoices to your clients directly from your account. FreshBooks offers all the accounting tools you need to easily manage your finances, from automatic expense tracking that ties to your business bank account and credit card, to simplified time tracking that easily allocates every billable hour. 

Late Payment Reminders

Never let a missed payment slip away. With FreshBooks, you can automatically send late payment reminders to clients, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of all your payment deadlines. Create custom messaging, set a schedule and forget about it. Your clients receive polite late payment reminders and you don’t have to lift a finger. 

Late Fees

Late payments can create cash flow woes, especially for young startups. FreshBooks lets you build in late fees to encourage clients to pay every dollar you’re owed on time. Automatically set late fees to kick in according to your specific policy. Include the details of your late fee policy in your invoice payment terms so clients are never surprised by extra charges.

Recurring Invoices

It’s a safe bet that you didn’t launch a startup so you could spend more time invoicing. Luckily, FreshBooks lets you cut down your billing time. Set up recurring invoices for the loyal clients you bill every month. You can create a recurring profile in a few clicks and FreshBooks will automatically send the invoices for you, freeing up time for more important and fulfilling tasks. 


Make the billing process as simple as possible for both you and your clients. FreshBooks accounting software allows you to set up billing schedules so your clients can pay automatically and securely by credit card every month, without having to think about it. Your clients save time and you get the financial security of knowing exactly when payments land in your bank account. It’s a win-win. 

Accounting App for Startups that Offers Secure Online Payments

FreshBooks makes it easier than ever for you to get paid, with simple, secure online payments. Clients can pay by credit card straight from an invoice with just a couple of quick clicks. With high-level encryption and first-class security, your clients don’t have to worry about payment protection. FreshBooks offers a transparent, affordable fee structure to remove the guesswork from online payments for startups. Billing isn’t the best part of the job for startup founders. Let FreshBooks online payments look after it for you.  

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Choosing an Accounting Software for Your Startup Business

You need accounting software for your startup business that manages your finances without the stress. That way, you can dedicate your time and attention to growing your new business instead of struggling with calculations and spreadsheets. FreshBooks offers best-in-class accounting tools designed with your startup in mind. Our suite of products works together to offer a streamlined accounting solution that keeps your finances in order, even when you’re occupied with planning your next big idea.  

What Is the Best Accounting App for a Startup?

When you’re launching a startup, your headquarters can sometimes be any place with an Internet connection. The FreshBooks mobile accounting app lets you work from anywhere, whether you’re creating a professional invoice on the bus or running an expense report from the comfort of your couch. FreshBooks stays in sync from desktop to the app, so you can use any device you like and always have access to the latest data. Upload receipts and respond to clients and vendors directly through the app, anywhere you go.   

Advance Your Startup with Double-Entry Accounting on FreshBooks

As a new business, you’re just getting started when it comes to scaling your products or services to new heights. You have startup costs, customers to please and maybe even investors to keep happy. Staying on top of your accounting can seem like a daunting task.

Always know whether your startup is “in the black” with FreshBooks. With the most accurate data possible, our accounting software allows you to see your financial status at a glance without the possibility of inaccurate numbers.

Plus, we’ve added even more helpful features. Our accounting software now includes double-entry accounting – an industry standard that helps you keep all of your debits and credits in check.

Now you are able to know for certain that your books are up-to-date and make informed financial decisions about your startup.

These new double-entry accounting features include:

  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • General Ledger
  • Trial Balance
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Accountant
  • Access
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Bank Sheet
  • And Other Income

The addition of double-entry accounting is just another way that we are helping new business owners manage their accounting professionally. 

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FreshBooks Integrates with All Your Favorite Apps

You can now customize your FreshBooks experience with a range of business-friendly apps. Take control of your startup accounting with the help of these integrations.

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FreshBooks integrates with lots of apps you already use (and some new ones you’ll be glad you found) to make running your business a breeze.

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Get started using best-in-class accounting software for startups with a free 30-day trial. FreshBooks lets you test out its easy-to-use features for a full 30 days before committing — no strings attached and no fine print. You don’t even need a credit card number to get started. 

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