About 2 years ago my business (CoedMonkey.com) was paying about $800-$1,200 per month to an accounting firm to handle the Accounts Receivable/Payables. The overhead in my business was slowly killing me and I felt financially bloated with bills each month to maintain everything. I hated to look at how much I was spending… that was until I found something that changed my entire business.
I don’t want to over-dramatize the story, but I vividly remember the day I walked into Borders bookstore in Roseville, MN. I picked up the latest edition of Entrepreneur Magazine and browsed through the articles until one caught my attention. I honestly don’t remember what attracted me to the article… maybe it was my level of boredom, but for some reason I read it. By the end of the quick 10 minute-read, I was sold on Freshbooks.com, a revolutionary new way to invoice customers and manage client payments.
When I got home I quickly went online and signed up for a Free Trial and within a day I was sold on switching over to a small Canadian startup to handle my books. For less than I spend in coffee each month, I have an all-access payment system that integrates with my payment gateway and merchant account, while creating/sending invoices and automating notifcation emails to clients upon receiving payments or exceeding payment terms. Now, nearly 2 years later, I’ve manipulated Freshbooks to fit my growing business by connecting it’s API to integrate with the backend of my site for easy, one-button clicks for invoicing our customers. It made my life easy again… like before I owned my business.
If you own a small business and can’t afford a full-time accountant or if you are an independent contractor/consultant, this could revolutionize your business too.
Try it free to begin, then bump it up to $19.95/month. I guarantee you’ll love it, even if you don’t save $800-$1,200 per month like me.