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Recommended Read For Small to Medium-size Businesses

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A recommended read.Breaking the Time Barrier, By Michael McDerment

Just because it's a free download, doesn't mean it's not worth your attention.

Believe it or not over 41,798 people had downloaded this book within the first 24 hours of its launch. I was probably the 41,799th!

It was written by Michael McDerment, the CEO and Co-Founder of Freshbooks, a Toronto-based Canadian company that provides 'cloud accounting' software for business.

We've been using Freshbooks for years and love their product, so we were eager to read Michael's book.

Breaking the Time Barrier is a must read for anyone in business! In many ways, it's a great reminder of things many of us already know. But in other ways, it offers a new way of looking at the question of value and how companies position themselves.

Below are just a few of the praises about this book... I hope they inspire you to become the next person to download the book!



"Before co-founding FreshBooks, I ran a small design agency. I felt like I was on a treadmill billing by the hour and not earning as much as I was worth, so I rethought everything. The result was powerful: In 2004 I worked 19 days and made over $200,000. I've written a book to show you how to do what I did. Bestselling authors Tim Ferriss, Michael Gerber and Daniel Pink believe the hour you’ll spend reading this book is well worth it"

- Mike McDermitt (Co-founder & CEO, FreshBooks and the Author of Breaking the Time Barrier)

“It’s the eternal struggle of the freelance worker: how do you price your work in a way that’s fair to both you and the client? Nothing less than your career success and personal happiness hinges on this question. Spend an hour with this book, and you’ll come away with a whole new way of looking at your value and your relationship with your clients.”

- Daniel H. Pink, Best-selling author of Drive, A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation

“Spectacularly simple, remarkably true, for every small business owner who’s determined to grow, Breaking the Time Barrier will work for you!”

- Michael e. Gerber, Best-selling author of The E-Myth, and Inventor of The Dreaming Room for entrepreneurs

“People constantly ask me ‘How can I get a 4-hour workweek with a service business?’ This story is the short answer.”
- Tim Ferriss, Author of the #1 bestseller, The 4-Hour Work Week

“This book unlocks the truth about how to build an insanely profitable business.”

- John Jantsch, Best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing

“I urge my friends in public accounting to first read the book and then make sure every one of your small business clients does too. It could prove to be the most important 30 minutes you invest this year!”

- Gregory l. laFollette, CPA.CITP CGMA

“Breaking The Time Barrier is a must read for every business owner who’s ever struggled with putting a price tag on their services. If only it would have been around when I started my design studio.”

- Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of CreativeMornings,

“In order to understand the difference between time and value, just read Breaking the Time Barrier. In about an hour, Mike McDerment will get you up to speed on the fundamental difference between churning billable hours and delivering value to your clients.”

- Sam Glover, Editor-in-cChief of the Law Practice Blog,


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