Freshly Picked: Link Roundup, July 2017

July 28, 2017

We bring you our link roundup with some of the top stories we clicked on this month.

As we enter the dog days of summer, it may be enticing to sit back, relax and put business on cruise control. However, it’s important to remember that, no matter the season, your responsibilities as a business owner never stop. To help keep your motivation meter as high at the season’s temperatures, we’ve compiled our favorite links from around the web.

Leadership, Productivity & Collaboration

Zapier: How to Make Difficult Decisions: 5 Pieces of Timeless Advice
Your decisions make you. Whether you’re selling them as an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, or any other kind of knowledge worker, or facing a serious crossroads in your personal life, the choices you make today define your future. (read more)

Hubdoc: 3 Proven Ways to Delight Your Clients
To truly wow your clients means taking a systems approach to client interactions. It means building in ways to go above and beyond the expected on a regular basis. (read more)

Thrive Global: 12 Must-Read Books (Released This Year) Every Ambitious Person Should Read
The best books can inspire you to pursue your passion project or build the life you want. This year, I’ve committed to finding and reading all of the life-changing books I can track down. (read more)

New Republic: The Rise of the Thought Leader
While public intellectuals traffic in complexity and criticism, thought leaders burst with the evangelist’s desire to “change the world.” (read more)

Accounting, Tax & Finances

Finances Online: Top 5 Accounting Software for Small Business in 2017
So aside from key features, when choosing the best accounting software for small business in 2017 consider these other aspects: ease of use; compatibility and integration; and security. More importantly, you should prefer a cloud based software SaaS model if you’re a small player. (read more)

Reckon: How Does Self-Service Work in Accounting?
With the rise of the cloud-based accounting software, where all the data is stored safely in the cloud, with lots of security measures and disaster recovery plans, not only it is easy to access anywhere but it also enables easy ways to share the data with your bookkeepers or accountants. (read more)

AccountingWeb: What Are the Tax Implications for the Gig Economy?
It’s not for the faint of heart, and that goes for the accounting involved with these gigs, too. In fact, the IRS warns that misclassifying someone as an independent contractor will have tax consequences. (read more)

Reckon: 5 Essential Steps to Improve Compliance in Your Business
Making sure your business is fully compliant is a complex and time-consuming task. But it is absolutely fundamental to the smooth running of your business. (read more)

Business Growth

The Startup: How to Test, Study and Validate Your Big Idea
I spend my days chatting with aspiring founders. They come from every walk of life, location and background imaginable. As a growth strategist for Appster, I’ve realized that these conversations can also feel a little like Groundhog Day. (read more)

Business News Daily: 4 Big Challenges Today’s Self-Employed Professionals Face
It seems self-employment is the latest trend in the business world, with more than seven out of 10 small business owners looking to grow their own business rather return to traditional employment. (read more)

The Mission: The Ultimate Growth Checklist for Any Entrepreneur to Level Up Their Income
When I talk about business growth, I’m not just talking about turning your company into Facebook or Google or Uber or anyone else who’s big enough for billionaires to take interest. That’s a great goal, but what I’m really talking about is setting yourself up for the first year of growth. (read more)

By / About FreshBooks

Velocitize: Beyond the FAQ: How FreshBooks Uses Content to Drive Online B2B Sales
From the beginning, providing helpful, engaging content has been central to their strategy to attract and convert their busy, often overwhelmed target buyer. (read more)

Techvibes: Panel Talks Pursuing Passion at FreshBooks #imakealiving
The 300-person audience heard the panel’s stories of the different ways they–as the title suggests–make a living. (read more)

The Next Web: How This Online Accounting Service Reinvented Itself on the Fly to Secure $43M in Funding
Cloud-based accounting software service FreshBooks, recently announced that the company had raised $43 million USD in Series B funding led by existing investor Georgian Partners. (read more)

Small Giants Community: Scaling Culture: How I Overcame My Fear of Growing Headcount
As Mike McDerment says, “If we don’t have mojo, it doesn’t matter if we’re making money.” (read more)

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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!