A Fresh Take On Invoice Billing From Freshbooks

by Victoria Revay

If you’re a contractor, you probably have a dozen invoices to send at the end of the month or at different times during the month.  While invoicing should be the most joyful experience, it becomes a tedious task. Mashable has a great post  about Freshbooks, an invoicing and time-tracking software is trying to put the fun back into invoicing by making their software more about networking.  Networking between accounts lets you secure and effectively manage your contractors. You can invite contractors to be a part of your team, know when you need to pay them, track time on their projects, you can also re-bill their time at a higher rate for your clients.

Contractors can bill you and work with you, but they do not gain access to client information. And to the client, it all looks the same - they’re working with you, not your complicated network.

Michael McDerment, the CEO of FreshBooks, says they’re now building a Software as a Network, as opposed to Service as a Network for a leading online invoicing service.  What are some invoicing services that you use to manage bills, contractors and payments?  Anything else out there?

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Software As A Network from FreshBooks on Vimeo.

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In 2003, Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, accidently saved over an invoice, snapped and decided to create a better way to manage his books and bill clients. Since then, FreshBooks has emerged as the #1 cloud accounting specialist for small business owners by helping more than 5 million people track time, organize expenses and invoice clients in the cloud. Known for... more

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Victoria Revay

Victoria Revay

Like many, freelance journalist, Victoria Revay is ambitious and adventurous by nature.  Since leaving television news, Victoria has worked for Nowpublic.com, she has been published in Western Living Magazine, Blackbook Magazine’s Jet Set Travel Guide, Western Living Condo and Travelmuse.com, and she’s hosted an online entertainment show. She recently returned from her travels, blogging across... more

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