Evolve Now if You Have Not Already

June 1, 2006


One of the things that gets the FreshBooks team up in the morning is the desire to develop a truly great product and deliver it to people who appreciate great design and who really need the functionality. NO solution prior to FreshBooks has so accurately met the needs of web designers, consultants and service providers.

We know many of you have businesses and tried tools like Microsoft Word and Excel to manage your invoices.  We used to be web designers.  We built FreshBooks for ourselves because we needed a tool that helped us collect money – and nothing more.  Word and Excel are not the right tools for the job, and if you think they are, it is time to open your eyes to FreshBooks – it will make your life easier.  And if you are using accounting software, it’s time to change as well – you don’t need it.  Let me say that again…you don’t need accounting software.  Why?  It is way too complicated for your needs, and 98% of the features and functionality in the most popular accounting software packages (like QuickBooks, Peach Tree and MYOB) are not dedicated to your # 1 priority – GETTING PAID.

FreshBooks was built by people like you.  Its whole reason for being is to help you save time and get paid faster.  We have lots of data to support that FreshBooks does that in spades.  YOU WILL save time if you use FreshBooks.  YOU WILL get paid faster.  FreshBooks WILL MAKE your life easier, or, as Tom from Image Foundation told us in an interview yesterday (we’ll post it soon), FreshBooks helps him be lazy.  Did you know that in anthropology, success of a society is frequently measured in time devoted to leisure?  So…it’s time for you to evolve.

With our upcoming release, we will be doing more to help you save, and doing it more elegantly than ever before.  I for one cannot wait to release it…we are taking care of some real kinks in the way many of you do your billing.  Stay tuned.


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 rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.