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  • 60 Sites for Royalty-Free Images Free of Charge

    Posted 4 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    So, your business has hit the ground running with a great product or service? Fantastic! Now you’re looking to make a bigger splash with your online presence. The best websites create ripple effects with attractive websites. Not quite a tidal wave, but something to make users relaxed as they use it. But what makes a […]

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  • Purchase Orders and Invoices: What’s the Difference?

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    Understanding all of the paperwork you need to file for your new business can be a little confusing at first. And if you’re a business that deals with physical inventory, you’ll likely be juggling both purchase orders and invoices—but what exactly is the difference between the two? In this post, we’ll explain how each is […]

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  • Practicing Customer Empathy for Greater Profit

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    You may think to yourself, “I’ve already read an article about the importance of client communication. We know how important it is in business.” But unless customer communication comes naturally, it’s something you always have to keep working at. Even if you are a client whisperer, there’s always more to be learned from others’ experiences. […]

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  • Cash vs Accrual Accounting: What’s the difference?

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    One of the first things you should consider as a new business owner is cash vs accrual. how to handle your business’ cash flow. And when it comes to business accounting, one of the most important things to consider is how you plan to file taxes. Whether you choose to hire a CPA or do […]

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  • 1099 Form: A Complete Guide for Businesses and Contractors

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    Hi! I’m Meg, and I’m self-employed. Confession time: I recently did something pretty awful. I read everything I could find about the 1099 form on the IRS’s website. I kind of had to because, for me, tax time is a bit trickier than just including submitting my standard W-2 forms. To avoid being penalized, I […]

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  • ZipBooks Scholarship Program application details for Fall 2018 announced

    Posted 1 month ago in News
    by Brad Hanks

    The ZipBooks Scholarship Program (ZSP) supports educational development for promising students enrolled in higher education. The ZSP recognizes that, in some cases, institutions of higher learning are not structured to support independent learning to the degree sought by students. Students rarely have a complete picture of career options open to them upon graduation. The ZSP […]

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  • 6 reasons you should try cloud accounting

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Software has recently made perhaps its coolest change in history: It entered the cloud. What is the cloud and why cloud accounting? Basically, the cloud is a big space in the Internet where everything gets stored, documents, photos, videos, and now software. Cloud-based software is easily one of the best technological assets for users yet […]

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  • Going green can save your business money

    Posted 1 month ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    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

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    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

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    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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