Your Year-End Reading List: 6 Must-Read eBooks from 2017

December 28, 2017

Top 2017 off by adding one of our favorite FreshBooks eBooks to your reading list.

2017 is nearly coming to a close, so give yourself a pat on the back for yet another year of hard work in the books! But before the clock strikes midnight on January 1st, you may start to think about the fresh year ahead of you—an opportunity to set your business off on the right foot.

You might be thinking… how? We encourage you to cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate and some good reading material to end the year off right. Here are some of our favorite eBooks we’ve published this year. Enjoy!


A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Website for Your Small Business

Written by: Heather Hudson, Illustrated by: Jesse Read

Every business owner needs a website. In a world where more and more consumers are turning to Google instead of the yellow pages, it has become especially crucial for these small businesses to be visible online. But building a business website when you’re just starting out isn’t always financially feasible. Our eBook, “A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Website for Your Small Business” walks you through how you can start to build your own from scratch—before you look to a professional.

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The Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Art of Productivity in Your Small Business

Written by: Heather Hudson, Illustrated by: Jesse Read

Productivity means more than “keeping busy”—in order to be truly productive, you need to be efficient. From managing teams to managing time, learn how to master the art of productivity in your small business.

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Your Guide to Becoming a Super Successful Creative Entrepreneur

Written by: Altaira North, Illustrated by: Jesse Read

To be an amazing creative entrepreneur doesn’t mean you need to be a starving artist. At the end of the day, everyone wants to see you thrive. From articulating the talent you offer to closing the deal, learn how to succeed in the creative industry as a self-employed professional.

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SEO 101: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Small Business Website

Written by: Heather Hudson, Designed by Jenna Park

Does your business’ website sing a siren song to search engines? Unless you included search engine optimization (SEO) when you built your website, the answer is no. We share the basic building blocks to get you started on SEO.

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More Money in Your Pocket Sooner: A 7-Step Guide to Getting Paid Fast

Written by: Heather Hudson, Designed by Jenna Park

When you started your business, did you know how much time and energy it would take to, you know, actually get paid for the brilliant work you do? Most small business owners don’t. From creating estimates and invoices to finding the right clients, we arm you with 7 smart strategies you can employ today to help you get paid faster.

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Breaking the Time Barrier: How to Unlock Your True Earning Potential

Written by: Mike McDerment and Donald Cowper

An oldie, but a goodie, Breaking the Time Barrier is co-authored by FreshBooks CEO Mike McDerment and explores how you can start earning your worth.

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In the Cloud: The State of the Small Business Accounting Universe

Written by: Heather Hudson, Designed by: Jenna Park

Your business may be small, but it’s mighty! And, in case you didn’t know, it’s making an incredible impression on today’s economy.

But lets face it: While you’re making waves as a small business owner, chances are you didn’t become an entrepreneur for the pleasure of accounting and bookkeeping. What does your accounting system look like today? If you still spend your time on Word and Excel, it might be time for change—let the cloud be your answer.

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about the author

Content Marketing Manager, FreshBooks Megan Santos is the Content Marketing Manager at FreshBooks. Before joining the team, she was the Editor of a national trade publication and has over 4 years of experience in writing and editing. Connect with Megan on LinkedIn and say hello!

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