Author: jennyrollins


Thoughts on growing a business, raising money, getting the word out,
and increasing profits. Plus, ZipBooks news!

  • What Is a Schedule K-1 Form?

    Posted 1 year ago in TaxesSmall Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Taxes can get all kinds of complicated. You have to fill out a series of forms that you don’t understand and then the IRS penalizes you when it’s not done properly. There’s no reason to make things harder than they need to be. So, let’s break down the Schedule K-1 form together. Very basically, a […]

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  • Top 10 1099 Tax Deductions

    Posted 1 year ago in Taxes
    by Jenny Rollins

    Figuring out your tax liability for income reported on your 1099 forms can get pretty complicated. We’ll make sure you reduce your tax liability to the lowest level allowed by the IRS by walking you through some of the most common 1099 tax deductions. The tax rate for 1099 income is twice the rate of […]

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  • Top 69 Blockchain Companies

    Posted 1 year ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    You may have heard the phrase blockchain before, but we’re going to try to explain what it means so that small business owners that aren’t cryptocurrency gurus can keep up. Blockchain is basically a digital ledger for bitcoin transactions. But what’s a bitcoin?  Bitcoin is a brand name (think Kleenex or Band-Aid) that has become […]

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

    Posted 1 year ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    So, you’ve decided to pick up some freelance jobs so you can 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 begin? Luckily, here at ZipBooks, we get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to give you […]

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  • Cheapest Shipping Rates for Your Small Business

    Posted 1 year ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    The average person doesn’t usually include shipping rates as a regular, consistent category in the budget. But you aren’t the average person—you’re a proud small business owner—which means you are shipping a considerable number of packages weekly. But you’re also not getting the bulk shipping discounts like some bigger businesses that ship hundreds of packages […]

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  • 7 Ways to Start Off the Business Day Right

    Posted 1 year 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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  • Simple Logo Design Programs for Small Businesses

    Posted 1 year ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    A logo 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 your […]

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  • How to Write the Perfect Marketing Email

    Posted 1 year ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    We’re past the age of sending out catalogs and coupons to promote a business. It’s a digital age filled with discerning consumers of a digital world. So, how can you write the perfect marketing email for your business? Connecting with customers over social media can be difficult if you’re a small, up-and-coming business that doesn’t […]

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  • 6 Reasons You Should Try Cloud Accounting

    Posted 1 year 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 year ago in Random reads
    by Jenny Rollins

    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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