When we started WorkWeek back in 2017, we had big plans. Our primary goal was to create a product that was geared toward small service businesses. We wanted something for the guys and gals out there who didn't want to learn how to use Quickbooks or other complex accounting, job/project management, and website tools. It was an ambitious goal, and we learned a lot during the process.
We never really mentioned it, but WorkWeek was a self-funded bootstrapped software company. That's not an easy thing to do these days. We've struggled to find new customers since we started three years ago. There's just too much competition – we're competing with businesses with dedicated marketing/advertising budgets and teams. We did everything ourselves, with a team of three. And although we think we have built a great product (even better than the competition in some ways), it's just not enough if you can't get it in front of people to show it off.
I'm sure a lot of our customers also struggle with finding new jobs. We're like our customers in many ways – a small team, just getting by sometimes, but passionate about the work we do.
What it means today
We're no longer allowing new businesses to sign up effective today. Effective this Friday (February 5th), you'll no longer be able to accept credit card payments for your invoices. We're stopping this to zero out all of your invoices/payouts and limit any confusion for your customers.
WorkWeek will officially shut down March 31st. You'll still be able to use WorkWeek until then. Still, we'd recommend finding a new solution as soon as possible so you can become familiar with it to make the transition as easy as possible.
Thank you, we're sorry
We wish that we could keep WorkWeek running, but 2020 was a make it or break it year for us, and we didn't quite make it. We sincerely hope all of our customers make it through these challenging times, and we wish you all the best with your businesses.
For those of you that have been with us for a while, we thank you. You've helped us learn what we did right and what we did wrong. To all of our customers, we're very sorry. We know how hard it can be to have a part of your work system pulled out from under you.
If you're not sure what to look for as an alternative to WorkWeek, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can make some recommendations specific to your business. We'd also be happy to help export your data so you can import customers into new systems.
Thanks, and again, we're sorry.
–The WorkWeek Team