Fresh Faces: Derrick Schwabe

October 1, 2007


At a tactical level, with FreshBooks, I’m more efficient. I bill faster, get paid faster, and have more time to take on new projects. And for my business as a whole, FreshBooks has become an important piece of the puzzle.

“I bill faster, get paid faster, and have more time to take on new projects.”

From a strategic perspective, it’s important that a company has a level of automation to all of their business processes. A well defined policy, or “process strategy” as I would call it, is essential to have in place for all fundamentally important areas of your business including, but not limited to, marketing, product delivery, customer support, and billing.

The difference between a million dollar business owner who slaves 12 hour workdays (plus weekends) and a business owner who can leave his company to go on a 12 month vacation (and still make the million dollars) is in my opinion: process automation. And that’s why I love FreshBooks so much — it has automated a key process for my company.

“FreshBooks was like buying a complete and end all solution to managing billing & invoices.”

With FreshBooks, for me it was like buying a complete and end all solution to managing billing & invoices. It’s another level of automation in my business I can integrate into the “big picture”. Now I have the advantage of being able to more effectively tackle the current workload and focus on being strategic.

“I actually enjoy invoicing clients now.”

I actually enjoy invoicing clients now, because the moment their invoice is generated I know that the client will promptly receive it, view it, and hopefully even pay it online. And as much as this may sound goofy, invoicing with FreshBooks is fun.

“Signing up for FreshBooks is like gaining access to the brain power of a focused team.”

Many businesses make the mistake of “trying to recreate the wheel”. Signing up for FreshBooks is like gaining access to the brain power of a focused team who has already spent an enormous amount of time and energy figuring out how to most effectively invoice your clients. Ditching your old tedious process for a particular area of business is an easy decision when you can leverage this type of power.


about the author

FreshBooks is the #1 accounting software in the cloud designed to make billing painless for small businesses and their teams. Today, over 10 million small businesses use FreshBooks to effortlessly send professional looking invoices, organize expenses and track their billable time.