How Do I Manage My Business Information?

The Business sub-tab (formerly My Company) contains important details about your business that is displayed throughout your FreshBooks account, including all your Invoices, Estimates and Proposals. This is also where you can set your preferences for your Base Currency, Date Format and Standard Rate as needed.
To access your Business information, use these steps:
  1. Click on the gear icon in the top left corner
  2. Then click on Settings
  3. Click on the Business sub-tab.
    Business tab in Settings menu.

Business Details

The Business Details section is explained in detail below:
Business details section with fields to fill out.
  • Business Name - This is the name of your Business, and is displayed on Invoices, Estimates, Proposals and in emails to your Clients
  • Business and Mobile Phone - Use this to display your phone number(s) as needed
  • Address (Line 1 and Line 2) - This is your business’ address and appears on all Invoices, Estimates and Proposals
    • Legal address formats are used if your country is set to Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
    • If your Business' and your Client's addresses are the same Country, the Country is automatically hidden on that Client's Invoices, Estimates, and Proposals
    • If your country is set to Australia, Bahrain, New Zealand, Singapore or South Africa, your Invoice Number will display as Tax Invoice Number on all Invoices instead
    • If set to United Kingdom, Estimates will display as Quotes instead
Changing the Country will affect access to region-specific features like Bank Connections, Mileage Tracking, Online Payments, and Receipt Scanning.


The Preferences section is explained in detail below:
Preferences section with fields to fill out.
  • Base Currency - This is the default currency for your account (you can still change currency on any Client profile or Invoice/Estimate/Proposal with the steps here)
  • Business Time Zone - Choose the time zone for your Business (individual Time Entries logged by yourself and your Team are based on the time zone set in each user's Account instead)
  • Fiscal Year End - Choose the month and date you want your reports to automatically filter to. If set to anything other than the default of Dec 31, Reports will also display additional This/Last Fiscal or Calendar Year/Month/Quarter options as well as your Dashboard graphs
  • Start Week On - Choose between Sunday or Monday for the start date of all calendars in your account
  • Date Format - Choose between dd/mm/yyyy,, mm/dd/yyyy, yyyy/mm/dd, yyyy-mm-dd for the formatting of your Invoices, Estimates and Proposals dates
  • Tax Name & Number - These fields appear depending on the country you've chosen, and you can put in your VAT, ABN or any other Tax Name and Number that you're required to have on all Invoices, Estimates and Proposals
  • Standard Rate - Specify a rate here to apply to all unbilled time entries (if no other Billing Method is selected)