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  • QuickBooks Online Backup: How to do it

    Posted 15 mins ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    The data you store in QuickBooks is crucial for running your business, managing your finances and paying your taxes. Most QuickBooks users depend on some sort of online backup for their data security and peace of mind. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the minutiae of backing up QuickBooks data—both Desktop and Online. […]

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  • How to Respond to Customer Reviews (Hint: Keep your Cool)

    Posted 5 days ago in ZipBooker InsightsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    ZipBooks Growth is all about getting you tons of online reviews.  And while we’re happy to put that process on auto-pilot, we can’t actually respond to reviews for you.  But we can help! Making an effort to respond to both positive and negative reviews is a great way to show appreciation for and awareness of […]

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  • Square Payroll: 2019 Review

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Product Reviews
    by Rachel Cottam

    Square is best known as a credit card processor and Point of Sale (POS) system.  But Square offers a variety of other services—like Square Invoices and Working Capital—that help you manage business finances more efficiently.  Today, we want to tell you everything you need to know about Square Payroll. What is Square Payroll? Square Payroll […]

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  • Dental Ads: 17 of the best ways for dentists to advertise

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small business guideSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    We all hate going to the dentist. I mean, at least when you were a kid you got to pick out a cool prize afterwards. As an adult, all you get is a hairy arm scratching at your teeth for an hour. It’s awful. And because the prospect of going to the dentist is so […]

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  • QuickBooks Online Pricing: What does it really cost?

    Posted 1 month ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    QuickBooks is by far the most recognizable name in the accounting software space.  QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based alternative to QuickBooks Desktop.  The mobility of the platform is appealing to many users, despite frequent complaints of bugs and poor customer support.   At a glance, the pricing seems more reasonable than the Desktop version […]

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  • Management vs Leadership: 3 Key Differences

    Posted 2 months ago in Random readsWomen at workSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    “The Office” is a hilarious TV show because it’s so painfully accurate.   We’ve all worked for a manager we didn’t like—whether they were good at their job or not—because they weren’t a good leader. For an organization to thrive, you need more than a task-master.  You need someone who cares about individuals, leads by […]

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  • Square Invoices: Everything you need to know

    Posted 2 months ago in Product Reviews
    by Rachel Cottam

    Square is best known as a credit card processor and Point of Sale (POS) system.  But Square offers a variety of other services that help you get paid faster and work more efficiently.  Today, we want to tell you everything you need to know about Square Invoices. What are Square Invoices? Square Invoices connect with […]

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  • 10 Stats Every SME Needs to Know about Online Reviews

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    What was good ole fashioned word of mouth is now the online review.  A critical part of the modern small business owner’s marketing strategy needs to be maintaining online review profiles and actively collecting feedback. Let’s look at a few stats that prove this shift in consumer behavior. 10 Stats Every Small Business Owner Needs […]

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  • Vendasta 2018 Review: Reputation Management

    Posted 2 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    Vendasta’s Marketplace offers a wide variety of white-label services.  One of of it’s more recent offerings is their “Reputation Management” software.  If you are a well-established agency, looking for a solution to some of your mundane business tasks, Vendasta has some great options.   This review specifically considers Vendasta’s Reputation Management platform.  While some of […]

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  • Comparing Document Automation Software for Small Business

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Danine Pontarelli

    Would your job be easier if you could automate contracts, quotes, and other crucial documents with a few clicks? Small businesses could benefit from the time-saving functionality of such a software. But, when it comes time to evaluating the options, things can get a little…messy. For a small business, the cost to invest in a […]

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