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Every great idea is borne of necessity. To understand what motivated Michael McDerment to found FreshBooks, we’ve got to travel back in time (way back in the early aughts) to the day Mike McD mistakenly saved over an invoice he was creating in Microsoft Word. Now, we all know that Word wasn’t made for invoicing, and so did Mike. But at the time, there simply wasn’t a great alternative. So McDerment set out with friend Joe Sawada to create that alternative: FreshBooks.

Freshbooks has grown significantly since those early days, operating out of a basement. Today’s Freshbooks has more than 100 employees, serving customers on nearly 150 nations. In North America they are second only to QuickBooks in the Cloud Accounting sphere. In recent years, FreshBooks has continued to distinguish itself in its sector, for excellence in customer service and the innovation and usability of its apps. They’re also known for their likable attitude, something difficult for an accounting service to manifest. But they’ve got a dog on staff (Vice Pres of Cross-cultural integration), and they find ways to project fun. So there’s that.

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