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Going green can save your business money

Going green can save your business money

Going green can save the planet and your business’s budget. A lot of the same things that can lessen your impact on the environment can also save you a large amount of money. But how do you know if it’s right for your business? And how do you even go about going green anyway? We’re…

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How to become a better content writer

How to become a better content writer

Writing is everywhere. It remains the most commonly used medium to express information, especially marketing. Content marketing involves writing scripts, blurbs, blogs, social media posts, and other types of copy. So here’s my confession. Ready? I am a content writer that has been running away from writing my whole life. I don’t like writing. I…

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ZipBooks Update: Cash Reports & Easy Transfers

Hey ZipBookers, We want to let you know about some great new changes that we’ve made for you. Here we go! Cash vs. Accrual Basis Reporting When you complete a job for someone, and then send them an invoice, you’ve technically earned revenue for your business. But the question is: when do you count it…

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The pros and cons of invoice templates

The pros and cons of invoice templates

Without invoices, small business owners would never get paid for their work. So, we think it’s pretty safe to say that making professional invoice templates is a big part of owning a business. But what do you do if you don’t have the design or coding background to design your own invoices? Luckily, there are…

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Online invoicing for freelancers

Online invoicing for freelancers

As a freelancer, your goals are to enjoy a higher income, more flexibility, better work-life balance, and increased overall freedom. No matter what kind of freelancing services you offer, a smooth invoicing process cuts out a lot of unnecessary hassle. ZipBooks provides online invoicing that helps freelancers like you get paid faster than ever. Three…

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It’s not too late to procrastinate filing your taxes

It’s not too late to procrastinate filing your taxes

So today’s the deadline for filing your taxes, but you’ve procrastinated filing your taxes this long, why stop now? With one form from the IRS, you can keep up your streak of “I’m going to get to that really soon” for another 6 months. Then sit back and enjoy that sweet, sweet procrastination. IRS makes…

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How to network if you’re an introvert

How to network if you're an introvert

There are a lot of stereotypes about introverts. That they just need to be tough and step out of their comfort zones. That they hate interacting with people. That they are inherently negative. That they can’t be successful in the business world. These are all myths. Most studies agree that one in every two or…

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The 6 B’s of social media

The 6 B’s of social media

Social media has pretty much become the lifeblood of digital marketing. If you know you want to build your business’s online presence, but you’re not sure how to do it, we’ve created a basic guide for you. Here are some rules to follow as you’re figuring out how to run your company’s social media. Be…

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Late payment reminders

Late payment reminders

We use alarms to get up in the morning, to take out the dog, to remember a birthday, to take the casserole out of the oven—the reasons are endless. We have planners and calendars and watches, all to keep us on track. We all get busy. We all forget. Here at ZipBooks we understand that…

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How to overcome business burnout

How to overcome business burnout

Any entrepreneur can tell you—running a business is hard. Businesses take time, energy, and money. It can be easy to get burned out. So, what you can do to get out of slump that impacts your morale and the health of your business? Here are a couple of ideas. Eat your frog first If you…

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How to check out fake news claims

How to check out fake news claims

Just read something in the news that has you feeling skeptical? There might be a good reason for that. Fake news and propaganda have always been around but with a 24-hour news cycle, it’s worse now than ever before. One of the biggest things currently affecting business owners is finding real news and real facts.…

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ZipBooks Launches New Accounting App With Focus on Maturing Businesses

ZipBooks Launches New Accounting App With Focus on Maturing Businesses

Lehi,UT—Lehi-based ZipBooks announced the accounting software startup has officially released a new version of its popular accounting software to its web and native iPhone apps. This revamped version leverages ZipBooks’ rich accounting data to understand best practices of successful businesses, and allows ZipBooks to provide intelligence and insights that help users make even better financial…

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Avoid debt like the plague

Avoid debt like the plague

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, over 58,000 businesses filed for some sort of bankruptcy protection in February 2017. Many of those business are seeking debt restructuring so that they can bounce back stronger than ever, but not all businesses do. Small businesses are the growth engine of the US economy, but there is plenty…

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Getting the right invoicing solution for your business

Getting the right invoicing solution for your business

We might be a little biased here at ZipBooks, but we think that our invoicing software is some of the best in the industry. But we also know that it isn’t going to be the perfect fit for every business. So, how do you evaluate which invoicing software solution is going to be best for…

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Keep your small business safe in age of cyber attacks

Keep your small business safe in age of cyber attacks

While I hate to the bearer of bad news, if you have a Yahoo email account, you’ve probably been hacked at least once in your life already. I can say that with relative certainty because the accounts of over 1 billion Yahoo users were compromised back in February, so let’s talk security. We think a…

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Slack integration update

Slack integration update

You already knew that ZipBooks automates many of the more tedious aspects of handling your finances, but did you know that we’ve updated our Slack integration so that you can generate a quick income summary? Now you can grow your business without ever leaving Slack. Let’s get you started. First, click the Add to Slack…

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New variables for your email templates

New variables for your email templates

When we started getting requests to make our email templates smarter, we jumped at the chance. That’s why we’re adding over 40 more shortcuts to make your business emails more personalized. We hope that these additional email template variables help your business life run smoother than ever. Below is a list of variables you can…

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Your Business Health & Invoice Quality

Our goal has always been to help ZipBooks users make even smarter business decisions. Whether it’s effortlessly preparing your financial statements, delighting your customers, or getting you paid faster, we spend all day working hard to create truly intelligent software that anticipates your business needs. Here are two of the unique features in ZipBooks that…

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Which state has the lowest LLC application fee?

Which state has the lowest LLC application fee?

An important factor that goes into the creation of an LLC is knowing just how much it will cost to get started. You may be asking yourself, “Is the cost and work of creating an LLC going to be worth it for my company?” LLC creation costs vary from state to state, so we’ve provided…

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Hiring a virtual bookkeeper for your small business

Hiring a virtual bookkeeper for your small business

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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