Looking Back on 2009

December 23, 2009

Looking back on 2009, it’s been an amazing year for FreshBooks. We moved into a new office, started up a whole new line of business workshops and showed up on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine! As the year winds to a close we wanted to take a moment and share with all of you some of the highlights of the year for us.

Choice New Features

Profit/Loss Report
Just in time for tax season we introduced a new look to our reports, including the all-new Profit/Loss report that lets you compare your revenues with your expenses.

Salesforce Integration
The 800-pound gorilla of sales pipeline management came to FreshBooks with an easy-to-use integration.

MiniBooks bring FreshBooks to the iPhone
FreshBooks came to the iPhone with a bang with this fantastic application.

Software as a Network
2009 saw amazing growth in the FreshBooks “Network” — customers can receive invoices from other FreshBooks users, convert them into expenses to bill THEIR clients, and collaborate on projects together.

FreshBooks in the News!

Winning the Webware 100
Boy, were we proud to win this award! In heady company like Google and Microsoft, FreshBooks won a Webware 100 award for Productivity.

Globe and Mail, next big thing
When the leading Canadian newspaper, the Globe and Mail, called us “The Next Big Thing”, we were pretty stoked. When they put up this great video of Mike telling the FreshBooks story, we were flabbergasted.

Cover of Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur Magazine put Mike on the cover (in all his unshaven glory), and we gave away a few thousand copies to our customers.

Small Business Web
In association with a variety of other online providers, FreshBooks helped launch The Small Business Web to bring together tools and services that anyone starting a small business would find critically useful.

Behind the scenes at FreshBooks

Customer Dinners
We love taking our customers out to dinner whenever we find ourselves in a new town. Our customers are just so friendly and fun to talk to! Thanks to everyone who responded to our invites in 2009.

Team Graduations
As you may know, every new employee at FreshBooks does a couple of months on Support, talking to our customers and learning about the business. It’s always a fun day when someone graduates and becomes an official “FreshBooks Support Rockstar”, so the team always finds crazy ways to celebrate!

Building a Web App Workshops
It’s no secret that Mike is a great speaker who knows more than a thing or two about building successful web app businesses. He’s been on the road delivering the message in cities all across North America — sign up and vote to have him come to your town in 2010!

So that’s a quick selection of things from 2009. Thanks to all of you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and some very happy holidays!

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.