Ever wonder how other FreshBooks customers run a business? Customer portraits connect you with your fellow FreshBooks peers to share guidance and inspiration.


Andrew Dobbie has been out on his own for just 6 months running the UK-based agency MadeBrave®. He has already made his first hire and started thinking about ways to expand. He puts his success down to his attention to detail and careful planning, all the while staying balanced as a dedicated family-man. If you’re also striking it out on your own, find out from Andrew why you can rest assured that getting work won’t be a problem if you’re one of the good guys.

What inspired you to go out on your own?

I had a little boy this past year, so after studying graphic design at University and working for a design agency for eight years as their Creative Director, my son gave me the motivation to go out and earn more money. In fact, the first few months have gone really well. I’ve since gone Limited and have essentially built a design agency, now with my first employee (hired this week!)…..

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