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  • Can you delete Google reviews?

    Posted 8 mins ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    Business owners know that their reputation today is built from online feedback—and customers know this too. Sometimes this means that vindictive exes or jealous competitors will try to troll your company by writing fake reviews for your GMB listing. But, there’s no need to fear—it’s possible to delete Google reviews. Platforms like Yelp or Facebook […]

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  • Your Freelancing Toolkit: What You Need to Get Started

    Posted 1 week ago in Small Business Tips
    by Kristina Meek

    Today’s business world is different than it was ten years ago. Many people are leaving the usual 9-to-5 workday, whether by choice or out of frustration with the availability of those jobs. Often, they find themselves freelancing, which is not always easy but frequently rewarding. When you take this path, whether as a writer, designer, […]

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  • Introducing Color Accessibility Mode for ZipBooks Transactions

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Product UpdatesSupportZipBooks Newsletter
    by Rachel Cottam

    1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide are affected by color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency (CVD). The most common types of CVD are red and green weak forms, (deuter and proton). The key issue for red-green colorblindness is that hues that most people can clearly distinguish, look very similar. […]

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  • How to Set Up Google Drive: A Quick Guide for Small Businesses

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small Business GuideSmall Business TipsSupport
    by Ariel Diaz

    If you’re a small business owner, you’ve likely used a personal Gmail and Google Drive account, and at some point discovered you needed to upgrade to a G Suite account. Maybe you added headcount or needed a business email address with secure document storage and sharing capabilities. Regardless of why you made the decision, there’s […]

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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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  • QuickBooks Online vs Desktop: Which option is best in 2019?

    Posted 1 month ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Cloud-based applications are the norm in business today. In 2018, the public cloud services market reached around 175.8 billion U.S. dollars in revenue and is forecast to exceed 278.3 billion by 2021. When it comes to comparing accounting software in 2019–like QuickBooks Online vs Desktop–it’s hard to ignore the impact of cloud-computing.  QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a […]

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  • PayPal Invoicing: Everything you need to know in 2019

    Posted 1 month ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Sending your customers invoices is key to getting paid for the products and services that you provide. While we think ZipBooks has a fantastic invoicing system, we’re here to help you get info on all kinds of products, like PayPal invoices or Square Invoices, so you can find exactly what you need. Features of PayPal […]

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  • PayPal Business Account Fees as of 2019

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

    If you are using a PayPal Business Account, you are probably already aware of the processing fees.  If not, we want to take a little time to tell you about the kinds of fees you’ll encounter using your account.  Maybe you are not sure what the difference is between a PayPal Business Account and a […]

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  • QuickBooks Payments: 2019 Review

    Posted 1 month ago in Product Reviews
    by Rachel Cottam

    If you are already using QuickBooks as your accounting software, you might want to consider adding Intuit Merchant Services, now known as “QuickBooks Payments,” to your account.  Read on for detailed information, pricing and reviews regarding Intuit’s payment processor. What is QuickBooks Payments? QuickBooks Payments, formerly known as Intuit Merchant Services, is a payment processor […]

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  • PayPal Recurring Payments: Everything you need to know

    Posted 1 month ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Recurring payments are incredibly useful to businesses that provide monthly services. When customers pay the same amount every month, this kind of billing is called a subscription model. It’s common for businesses like TV and internet providers, food delivery kits, gyms, and other consistent products and services. Recurring billing can save you time, but it […]

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