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FreshBook’s first annual survey throws light on some interesting facts about women in business. Exploring the history of female entrepreneurs, FreshBooks shares over the last 2 decades, the number of female-owned businesses grew by 74%!
Although the results are encouraging, the survey,goes on to say that as women, we still struggle to understand our value and charge appropriately for the services offered. While there is still work to be done in the area of understanding our worth, by next year its predicted that female-owned businesses will create more than half of the new small business jobs!
See the detailed infographic for more info:
In other news, have you heard of FreshBook’s new Proposals feature? Now users can create a professional-grade pitch as easily as they whip up invoices and estimates.
“Proposals focuses on the value a business owner is offering a client as opposed to just the services or costs that you might find in an estimate”.
Explains Thais Amaral, a user experience designer at FreshBooks.
Now available on Premium and Plus plans, Proposals feature helps small business owners win new jobs faster with professional-looking proposals.
How does it exactly work? Think of these situations that may come across if you are a freelance professional or a creative agency:
- As you walk out of a successful meeting about a new project, the prospective client asks you to send your pitch in writing.
- You’ve been short-listed for a lucrative project and need to submit a professional bid on company letterhead.
- You’re answering an ad for a freelance gig and need to really sell yourself to stand out from the crowd.
What if you could create a professional-grade pitch as easily as you whip up invoices and estimates? That’s what Proposals do for you!
Talk about an entrepreneur’s life made easy.
Check out FreshBooks today and learn how it can help your small business kick off!