From web designer to building Freshbooks into a multi-million-dollar company with Mike McDerment (FTF 4.4)


Mike McDerment had the entrepreneurial bug early on. In second grade, he built a video game and told everyone he was going to sell it. Today, Mike runs Freshbooks—a tool for freelancers with nearly 2 million active users.

It all started when Mike was building a web design agency and accidentally erased one client’s invoice while saving another.

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In that moment, Mike decided there had to be a much better way, so he built Freshbooks, a cloud-based bookkeeping and invoicing system for freelancers.

On today’s episode of Freelance to Founder, you’ll hear Mike’s story from web design agency to building one of the most-used tools for freelancers on the market.

To listen to the full episode, click below or find the show in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Important note: In the past, Freshbooks has been a sponsor of Freelance to Founder, however they did not sponsor any part of this episode or season. Links found in these show notes are, however, affiliate links. For alternatives, read our in-depth review of Freshbooks vs Quickbooks to make your own decision on the best accounting software for your small business.

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