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Accounting Software That Makes Running Your Small Business Easy

Designed exclusively for small businesses and their teams, FreshBooks is a great alternative for self-employed professionals looking for easy-to-use features that go beyond the limited offering of QuickBooks Self-Employed.

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97% of customers recommend Freshbooks

FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks at a Glance

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ALL-DEVICE ACCESS
FreshBooks stays in sync across the desktop and mobile apps so you can work on whatever device you’d prefer without missing any important information. QuickBooks self-employed is only available as a mobile app.
TIME TRACKING
Start tracking your time in FreshBooks and see exactly how much time you’re spending on clients and projects. And when the work’s done, easily generate an invoice with just a click. While QuickBooks self-employed offers invoicing, time-tracking is not an available feature.
PROJECTS
Project management and team collaboration software all in one. Spend less time trying to get projects over the finish line. In FreshBooks, easily collaborate with team members to keep things moving forward and deliver amazing results, faster. Project management and team collaboration is not available in QuickBooks self-employed.
ESTIMATES & PROPOSALS
Take the guesswork out of planning. It takes just a few clicks for you and your client to get on the same page, start a project and even streamline your billing. This feature is not available with QuickBooks self-employed.
REPORTS
Invite employees, contractors, and clients to collaborate on projects in FreshBooks so you can keep everything in one place. This feature is not availaSimple Financial Reports For Powerful Business Insights. FreshBooks makes it easy to know exactly how your business is performing.
ADD-ONS AND INTEGRATIONS
ShoFreshBooks integrates with dozens of third-party platforms. This ecosystem of tools extends the power of FreshBooks and can make running your business that much easier.

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Switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed Today

Make the switch from QuickBooks Self-Employed today and see why FreshBooks is the number one choice for freelancers and entrepreneurs. Join over ten million users already using FreshBooks over QuickBooks Self-Employed. Say goodbye to headaches and hello to ridiculously easy accounting.

Easy Invoicing

Wow your clients with professional looking invoices that take only seconds to create. The best part? You’ll get paid faster, too.
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Easy Invoicing

Organize Expenses Effortlessly

Wave goodbye to that shoebox of receipts. Easily log and organize expenses in FreshBooks to track every dollar spent so you're always ready for tax time.
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Insightful Time Tracking

You’ll always invoice for exactly what you’re worth when you track time using FreshBooks. You and your team can log your hours and then automatically put them onto an invoice.
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Seamlessly Collaborate on Projects

Keep all your conversations, files and feedback in one place. You’ll keep your team in sync and your projects on schedule.
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Get Paid Faster

Get paid up to 11 days faster when you accept credit cards online in FreshBooks. Say hello to automatic deposits, and goodbye to chasing clients for checks.
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Get Paid Faster

Easy To Understand Reports

Reports in FreshBooks are simple enough for you to understand but powerful enough for your accountant to love. It’s a win-win.
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Easy To Understand Reports

Easy-To-Use Double-Entry Accounting

Use automatic checks and balances to ensure accuracy and compliance, while financial info helps you make smart business decisions and working with your accountant even easier.
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Work Anywhere with the FreshBooks Mobile App

With the FreshBooks mobile app you will easily stay connected with your clients and be able to take care of your accounting anywhere.
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Powerful Features Included in All Plans:

  • Customize invoices and look professional
  • Accept credit cards online and get paid faster
  • Automatically import expenses to track spending
  • Dashboards that keep your finger on the pulse
  • Create estimates that help you win jobs
  • Time tracking to never miss a billable hour
  • Project budgets that keep your team on track
  • Powerful reports with insights about your business

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Why Other Small Business Owners Made the Switch

Super User-Friendly Accounting Software: "I was convinced I was going to have to pay for QuickBooks, and it was clunky to use, more than I was wanting to pay, and overkill for my needs. When I signed up for a trial of FreshBooks, I fell in love. It’s super user-friendly and has fantastic customer support."

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Stop Struggling with QuickBooks: "I had been struggling with QuickBooks, constantly saying ‘There has to be a better way!’ Then, a friend recommended FreshBooks. I took it for a test drive and was amazed. FreshBooks is the better way."

JEANIE CLINE

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A Technology that Delivers Seamless Experience: "I started out with Quickbooks online but it was too clunky to use. Freshbooks made things a lot easier."

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Why Now’s The Time To Try FreshBooks

Award Winning Support

Award Winning Support

Help is free and you’ll always get a real, live human faster than you can say “Wow, that was crazy fast and super helpful.”
Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

FreshBooks protects your personal information with industry standard SSL and encryption so your business is always safe and secure.
30 Day Guarantee

30-Day Guarantee

Try FreshBooks today, risk-free. Cancel your account within 30 days and you’ll receive an automatic refund, down to the last penny.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does FreshBooks automate my accounting tasks?

FreshBooks automates lots of your accounting so you can spend more time focusing on your work and your clients. You can have invoices automatically generate and send, expenses automatically tracked and even have your payments automatically recorded, all without you lifting a finger.

Can I use FreshBooks while away from my office?

You sure can. FreshBooks’ iOS and Android apps let you painlessly invoice your clients and track expenses wherever and whenever you need to.

Can I accept credit card payments through FreshBooks?

Absolutely. With FreshBooks Payments you can start accepting credit card payments online right away, with zero set up required.

Is my data safe in the cloud?

The safety of your private data is our top priority, that’s why it’s protected by 256-bit SSL encryption — the gold standard in Internet security. FreshBooks is cloud based and uses industry – leading secure servers.

Does Freshbooks allow for teams to collaborate?

Yup. With FreshBooks both you and your team can collaborate on and track time towards the same projects and clients. Your team members can also help you with your accounting by creating invoices and tracking their expenses.

Is FreshBooks compatible with a Mac?

Great news: FreshBooks is available on any device — desktop, mobile or tablet and plays nicely with both Mac and PC.

FreshBooks provides an accounting software alternative to more than just QuickBooks Self-Employed

Learn more about how FreshBooks compares to other popular accounting and management software programs on the market, such as QuickBooks, QuickBooks online, Harvest, Wave, and Xero. If you are self employed, a freelancer, or own your own small business, FreshBooks is a user-friendly, reliable, and modern solution to your accounting needs.

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