What’s Next for the FreshBooks Report Card Service?

April 17, 2007

Moments ago we released FreshBooks Report Cards Service. I wanted to take a moment and talk about where this service is heading.

The Report Cards service is a new FreshBooks offering and it will evolve over time. Gradually FreshBooks will be releasing features that help the businesses within our community connect so that the best performers can share insight and advice with other businesses. There will also be a historical component to the service so that businesses can measure their progress over time and continuously improve their results and improve their businesses. This is all part of our on-going goal of ensuring that FreshBooks adds value and effectively pays for itself. We believe that when you succeed, we succeed. We believe that you deserve products and services better than you have available to you today, possibly better than you have ever imagined, and we believe that it’s our responsibility to imagine those services for you and with you, then bring them to life.

In many ways the FreshBooks Report Card service is a groundbreaking service that delivers valuable data to small businesses. We are unlocking data that they need and that they could not previously find. After all, where does a web designer from England go to find out how their business stacks up against other English web designers? Now, thanks to FreshBooks countless under-served professions like computer technicians, PR firms, pool cleaners, residential and corporate alarm monitoring companies and design studio can access that information without having to spend thousands of dollars on a report from Forrester or Hoovers, and the quality of the data itself will be better thanks to the fact that it is source data. And the entire service is delivered automatically without taking any time, effort or money from small business owners who are already too busy being the true engine of almost every economy on the planet.

We want to thank all the FreshBooks businesses that have chosen to participate in our Report Cards service and we hope you will help spread the word about FreshBooks so that we can deliver ever improving data to your quarter from now until far, far, far into the future.

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