Dec 18, 2018
Mike McDerment Is the CEO of Freshbooks for $50 Million Dollars
Best Advice I Ever Received: I remember back in 2005 feeling that if we did not blow our lights out and spend every penny we had on marketing “right now!” someone would obliterate us. I had this impending sense of doom for *years* based on our speed. Turns out I was wrong, and I owe Joe and Levi (my Co-founders) a world of thanks for repeatedly pulling me back from the ledge.
Best Advice I'd Give to Someone Who Wants to Build A $10m+ Business: You can build a business without being forced to work with the wrong people at the wrong time for the wrong reasons. The choice is yours – don’t forget it. Opportunities will present themselves if you keep your feet moving and you string together a series of small successes.
In this episode, Steve, Mary, Richard, and Mike discuss:
"You’ve gotta work with great people." — Mike McDerment
About Mike: Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumoured he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.
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