Dinner Times on the Road

November 7, 2007

When I travel, I’ve taken to randomly calling customers in the cities I visit and inviting them out to dinner.

Last week I was in Chicago and D.C. for conferences (here is a webcast of the panel I was on about SAAS… sorry about the form, just get past it and you’re good to go), and I managed to get a hold of some wonderful people in both cities. I usually make the arrangements at the last minute, often the same day. I’ll call 8–10 people, and can usually assemble a table of people in about half an hour.

Really sorry about the photo quality here, the Blackberry Pearl doesn’t do so well indoors. But here are some photos of the good folks I met:


Chicago dinner from left to right: Chris, Andy, me and Jason.


DC dinner from left to right: Tom, me and Corey

At FreshBooks we feel extraordinarily lucky to have such wonderful customers as these — and we hope to have dinner with you sometime soon.

about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumored he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.