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  • Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC: Pros and Cons of each

    Posted 3 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Deborah Sweeney

    For many entrepreneurs fresh to the startup world, they’re likely to incorporate as either a sole proprietorship or a limited liability company (LLC). Both legal structures are affordable and require little paperwork in order to get up and running. So, which one should your business choose? Are there pros and cons associated with these entities? […]

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  • 8 steps to setting up a food truck

    Posted 6 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Maybe you’ve thought of opening a restaurant, but don’t have enough capital to start with a brick-and-mortar storefront. A food truck could be a good alternative. Lower overhead, the ability to move locations if a certain place doesn’t generate enough revenue, and no need to pay wait staff or dishwashers.  While it may not be […]

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  • 10 Careers for INTJ People

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Random reads
    by Megan Jensen

    People. We’re all different, and that’s a good thing! What fun would this world be if we were all carbon copies of our neighbors? No fun at all! Being different from each other means that we have different characteristics, different strengths and weaknesses, different things we each excel (or don’t excel) at, and different talents […]

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  • Tax Gap: Unpaid Federal Taxes in the US Could End World Hunger 3.5x

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by David McSweeney

    In a 2015 report, the U.N. estimated the annual cost of eliminating world hunger to be $116 billion per year. In 2016, the IRS published their Federal Tax Compliance report, which estimated the annual tax gap (true tax liability – tax eventually collected) at $406 billion — enough to end world hunger 3.5x.   Ending World […]

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  • What does a bookkeeper do?

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Tim Chaves

    We get this question a lot. That’s probably due to the business we’re in (accounting software, with a healthy dose of bookkeeping on the side). Either way, we talk about it all the time. What does a bookkeeper actually do? There are often other questions that go along with that one: are bookkeepers the same […]

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  • Hiring a Virtual Bookkeeper for Your Small Business

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    Modern technology simplifies and streamlines staffing a small business, no matter where you are. You no longer need to the traditional full office with people typing away in cubicles. Skype, instant messaging, and webinars allow us to work from anywhere in the world, and still get the job done. But technology doesn’t just help you […]

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  • ZipBooks Announces Personalized Machine Learning for Better Bookkeeping

    Posted 8 months ago in News
    by Brad Hanks

    ZipBooks is pleased to announce the launch of personalized machine learning to make accounting simpler for ZipBooks subscribers. This enhanced experience will automate simple accounting tasks, beginning with categorizing transactions. Based on a limited trial rollout, a spokesperson for ZipBooks noted that auto-categorization saved business owners an average of 1.7 hours each month on bookkeeping, […]

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  • ZipBooks Scholarship Program Application Details for Winter 2018 Announced

    Posted 8 months ago in News
    by Brad Hanks

    The ZipBooks Scholarship Program (ZSP) is now accepting applications! The ZSP supports development of promising students enrolled in higher education, and seeks to supplement career exploration independently with a scholarship of $1000 per student. Who should apply? ZSP applicants should have a track record of academic success. The ZSP eligibility conditions are structured to encourage applicants who may be […]

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  • Introducing payroll and benefits management with Gusto

    Posted 8 months ago in Product updateZipBooks newsletter
    by Megan Jensen

    Hey ZipBookers! We’ve got some news that we hope will help make your business life a lot easier, especially if you pay contractors or employees. Producing an accurate and on-time payroll is part of keeping your employees happy. But we know it can be a little hectic. ZipBooks has partnered with Gusto to pull off […]

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  • Announcing auto-categorization with ZipBooks machine learning

    Posted 8 months ago in Product updateZipBooks newsletter
    by Megan Jensen

    Happy October ZipBookers! We’ve been working hard to create a smarter experience—something that will save you time and help the bookkeeping process go more smoothly. The more you work in the application, the more ZipBooks learns about your habits, the way you record transactions, and how you categorize each entry. We then combine your work […]

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