Author: Rachel Cottam


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

  • QuickBooks Online Pricing: What does it really cost?

    Posted 2 days 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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  • PayPal Business Account Fees as of 2019

    Posted 2 days ago in Small 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 4 days 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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  • Inova Payroll: 2019 Review

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Product Reviews
    by Rachel Cottam

    Inova Payroll started out in 2011 as just a wage management system, but has since expanded to a full HR suite under the same name. According to their founder, Farsheed Ferdowsi, “As the market demands additional functionality, we deliver it.” The company prides themselves on exceptional customer service, personalized solutions, tech innovation and fair pricing. […]

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  • QuickBooks Online Backup: How to do it

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    The data you store in QuickBooks is crucial for running your business, managing your finances and paying your taxes. Most QuickBooks users depend on some sort of online backup for their data security and peace of mind. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the minutiae of backing up QuickBooks data—both Desktop and Online. […]

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  • How to Respond to Customer Reviews (Hint: Keep your Cool)

    Posted 1 month ago in ZipBooker InsightsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    ZipBooks Growth is all about getting you tons of online reviews.  And while we’re happy to put that process on auto-pilot, we can’t actually respond to reviews for you.  But we can help! Making an effort to respond to both positive and negative reviews is a great way to show appreciation for and awareness of […]

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  • Square Payroll: 2019 Review

    Posted 1 month ago in Product Reviews
    by Rachel Cottam

    Square is best known as a credit card processor and Point of Sale (POS) system.  But Square offers a variety of other services—like Square Invoices and Working Capital—that help you manage business finances more efficiently.  Today, we want to tell you everything you need to know about Square Payroll. What is Square Payroll? Square Payroll […]

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  • Dental Ads: 17 of the best ways for dentists to advertise

    Posted 2 months ago in Small business guideSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    We all hate going to the dentist. I mean, at least when you were a kid you got to pick out a cool prize afterwards. As an adult, all you get is a hairy arm scratching at your teeth for an hour. It’s awful. And because the prospect of going to the dentist is so […]

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  • Does ZipBooks follow review regulations?

    Posted 2 months ago in
    by Rachel Cottam

    We have built our software to fully honor FTC and third-party regulations.   How can I keep my reviews HIPAA compliant? The information patients choose to include in their reviews may or may not align with privacy expectations. However, your responses to patient reviews must remain HIPAA compliant. Here are some additional steps you should […]

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  • How do I import a contact list?

    Posted 2 months ago in
    by Rachel Cottam

    We send reviews via text and email, so it’s important to have current customer contact information stored in ZipBooks.  If you’re already invoicing with our software, you likely have updated phone numbers and emails already available to you.  If, however, you want to import more client information for review collection, it’s easy to do. Import […]

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