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Accounting Software Built Exclusively for You, The Non-Accountant

Unlike Xero, FreshBooks offers several features small business owners love – like time-tracking, free phone support, and an affordable starter plan.

97% of small business owners recommend FreshBooks
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FreshBooks vs. Xero

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Invoice, expenses, and reports

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Web and mobile access

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Free online support

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Free telephone support

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Built-in time tracking features

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Designed exclusively for service-based small businesses

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Award-Winning Product

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All Plans Include:

  • Customize and send unlimited invoices
  • Easily accept online credit card payments
  • Work on any device - computer, tablet or mobile
  • Invoice status tracking and updates
  • Easily add and categorize expenses
  • Automatic late payment reminders and fees
  • Track your time by project and clients
  • Data that’s 100% secured and automatically backed up
  • Clear and simple reports and dashboards

Did You Know…

By switching to FreshBooks the average person saves 192 hours every year?

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Work Anywhere

When I was starting my company, I tried both FreshBooks and Xero. I wound up choosing FreshBooks because I needed to track time on my phone, and only FreshBooks offered that feature.

Chris Bailow

Track Your Hours

I chose FreshBooks over Xero because I needed to keep track of my hours. FreshBooks lets me compile them into a nice tidy invoice which breaks down the cost of all my time.

Nicholas Horlocker

Free & Friendly Support

Speaking to a support representative really helped me get set up and hit the ground running with FreshBooks. Xero didn't even have a way to contact them by phone with questions!

Lizzie Martinez

Why Small Business Owners Choose FreshBooks

Loved by Millions

There’s a reason Forbes called FreshBooks “incredibly user-friendly.” Plus, 97.3% of customers would recommend FreshBooks.

Award-Winning Support

FreshBooks award-winning support is always free and friendly. They’re here to answer any questions you might have, from estimates to expenses and everything in between.

Popular Integrations

FreshBooks integrates with your favorite apps to help your business run more efficiently. Choose from Google’s G Suite, Gusto, Shopify, Stripe and more.

Your Data is Safe

Rest easy knowing that your important business info is secure. All information travelling between your browser and FreshBooks is protected with 256-bit SSL encryption.

Still Need a Hand Deciding?

The FreshBooks Support Team is here to answer any questions that you might have. Give them a shout at 1.866.303.6061 or support@freshbooks.com

Call or email us, we are here to help

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the 30 day free trial work?

Try it, it’s on us. You can have unlimited access to FreshBooks for 30 days, with no contracts and no credit card required. You even get free phone and email support in case you have questions about setting up your account.

What happens after my free trial?

With the free trial, you can use FreshBooks at no charge for 30 days (no credit card required). After your trial is up, you can choose from one of several paid plans. If you’re not ready to subscribe, no problem. Your invoices, expenses, and other data will be securely stored in case you decide to upgrade later on.

Do I need to install any software?

FreshBooks is 100% web based, meaning you can access it anywhere and there’s no software to install on your computer. You can even use FreshBooks on your mobile device.

Is my data safe?

FreshBooks protects your personal information. For security of transactions we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information such as credit card number and billing information that you send us electronically. The encryption process protects your information by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. In addition, your data is backed up automatically and is accessible from any device, so you can always stay connected and up-to-date.

How long will FreshBooks be around?

We are not going anywhere. Since 2003, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to send, receive and pay invoices. Today FreshBooks has paying customers in over 120 countries and is the #1 cloud accounting solution designed for small business owners. We help everyone from the most fragile of businesses (many of them one person, first time owners) to the most vibrant service-based small businesses.

What if I need help getting started?

If you need help setting up your account, or have any questions about using FreshBooks, an award-winning Support Rockstar is ready to spring into action. FreshBooks support is also free forever — so don’t be shy, give ’em a ring at 1.866.303.6061 between 8am and 8pm EST.

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