FreshBooks surpassed 100,000 “happy” business users since its initial release in 2004. FreshBooks is a painless online invoicing and time tracking service designed for small businesses and independent professionals that makes them look “Fortune 500″ professional. Packages range from free to $39 per month.
FreshBooks changes the way small businesses manage their books, saving them time, improving their cash flow, enhancing client communications and streamlining their business processes. The 100k customer mix includes web designers, graphic artists, consultants, and service and home-based businesses.
100k users is an important milestone because it not only signifies the traction that FreshBooks quickly gained, it also spotlights the rapid adoption of online services by the SMB market,” said Michael McDerment, FreshBooks CEO. “FreshBooks helps customers better manage their critical business activities such as collecting receivables, tracking time, and managing customer support, which allows them to focus on growing their business.”
FreshBooks is browser-based to make invoicing easy, always accessible, and fast; so much so that businesses are changing their behavior thanks to the service. Before FreshBooks, businesses used to wait until the end of the month to do their billing, using a combination of complicated spreadsheets or software-based accounting software.
Using FreshBooks the same businesses bill their clients as they complete projects – allowing them to get paid faster.
John Lasiter of Qfolio.com reports, “For us, it’s much easier to create invoices. I found I used to put off creating invoices at the end of jobs, but now it’s easy so I do it right away.”
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