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[GREEN] TOOL: Freshbooks

Do you need a simple accounting software?

If so, I highly recommend Freshbooks because of it is so easy to use. Freshbooks makes your accounting tasks easy, fast and secure — three descriptions that every entrepreneur desires.

I have been a customer of Freshbooks for over two years now, and I can say that the service they provide constantly exceeds my expectations.  As a matter of fact, of all the software programs I use to run my businesses, Freshbooks is my favorite.

The best part of Freshbooks is that I really never have to think about it!

Save Time. Freshbooks claim that their customers spend less time on paperwork, saving up to two days per month to focus on the work they love. I can attest that’s true.  Once I set up a customer profile, it’s so easy to navigate the few steps needed to send out an invoice. Better yet, once you set up recurring billing, you can receive email alerts directly in your inbox for when an invoice is sent, paid, viewed, etc. It really is “set it and forget it.”

Get Paid Faster. With Freshbooks, you can easily invoice clients from your desk or on the go (with the app). Freshbook customers are paid an average of 5 days faster than other software solutions. The thing I like most is that you can set up automatic billing.  That means that a customer can enter a credit card (one of their partners is Stripe) and click a simple check box for future payments and voilá – you have recurring revenue you can count on!

Grow Your Business. Freshbooks indicates that, on average, their customers double their revenue in the first 24 months. I can happily attest that is indeed true.

Other Features. Not only is it intuitive, Freshbooks will make your business look more professional. You can brand your invoices. Send out auto-payment reminders. Accept online payments. Track time (billed and unbilled) and manage team time sheets. Import expenses. Customize project rates. Review P&L, Tax Summary and Expense Reports. Import expenses and attach receipts (even photo images of them) to invoices. Get alerted on client activity (viewing invoices, paying invoices, etc.).

Partners.  From expense tracking and online payments to time tracking and proposal design, Freshbooks connects to many complementary and valuable apps and addons that help entrepreneurs run all aspects of their business. Some of those integrations include: Mailchimp, Basecamp, PayPal, Stripe, etc.

Support. I can attest, they have an award winning support team. And they are real human beings!

What’s the Cost?

You can start with a free trial which is perfect because Freshbooks really can grow with you as your business grows. Prices range from $9.95/month to $39.95/month depending on number of clients and staff. Compare pricing plans.

Finally, you can cancel at any time.

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