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  • Freelance Jobs Are Easier than Ever to Find Online 2017 (47 websites)

    Posted 4 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    So, you’ve decided to pick up some freelance jobs to work from home and be your own boss. Getting started freelancing can be pretty tricky, whether it’s a side hustle or full-time job. Where do you even get started? Luckily, here at ZipBooks, we get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to give you […]

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  • 10 Team Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Sinclaire Hancock

    Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. But playtime shouldn’t end when we grow up. Play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity, and innovation. Success at work isn’t just dependent on the amount of time you work—it depends on the quality of your work. The quality of your work is highly […]

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  • Introduction to Financial Reports: Balance Sheets and Income Statements

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    All financial reports are built up from debits and credits that make up all the recorded transactions, also called “journal entries”, on your general ledger, so here’s a quick accounting review before we dive into an intro on the two most important financial reports, or you can just jump to the income statement guide or […]

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  • What is the difference between double-entry accounting and single-entry accounting?

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    Here at ZipBooks, we’re working hard to make accounting simple enough for anyone to understand. So, let’s break it down. Essentially, there are two solid ways to do accounting: double-entry accounting and single-entry accounting. So, which one is better? That gets a little more complicated. It depends on what you want to do. Double-entry accounting […]

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  • 7 Ways to Start Off the Business Day Right

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Weekend’s over people. This is not a drill! I am about as far from a morning person as you can possibly get. If anyone talks to me before 9:00 AM, I tend to grunt in response. I love my job at ZipBooks, but it can sometimes take a while for me to get myself into […]

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  • Product Update: Saved Items and Tagging

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Product Updates
    by Megan Jensen

    We want to highlight two ZipBooks features that can help streamline your business recordkeeping and reporting. Saved Items When you create invoices, you might use the same line items repeatedly. Entering all the info over and over again can be majorly monotonous and time-consuming.   Save Items on the Spot Add a new item or […]

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  • Top 37 Electronic Wallet Apps

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    There are literally hundreds of wallet apps out there competing for your attention. Banks, credit card companies and app developers are all trying to capture market share by creating the best, or most familiar, digital wallet app for consumers. We’ve narrowed it down to 37 wallets that can help both consumer and business to budget […]

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  • DIY Bookkeeping in 3 Easy Steps (with Examples)

    Posted 1 month ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    You probably know at least one fact about bookkeeping already: it’s boring. Also, DIY bookkeeping can be a little intimidating. Just be glad for computers. Bookkeepers used to handwrite every transaction. They literally kept the books. Now, accounting software is a lot more forgiving of newbie mistakes than pen and paper. DIY bookkeeping today can […]

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  • Simple Logo Design Programs for Small Businesses

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    A logo design is much more than a flashy symbol or a fancy-looking name. Your logo is the physical representation of your brand identity. Like a flag or a coat of arms, it shows what’s important to your company, what sort of style you have, and what sort of ideas you are promoting along with […]

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  • How to Write a Resignation Letter

    Posted 1 month ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    You might be wondering what an article about writing a resignation letter is doing on a blog about accounting software. Well, the connection’s pretty clear if you think about it for a second. Let’s say you have a full-time job, but you also do work on the side. Well, at some point, that kind of […]

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