Category: Bookkeeping


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  • Bookkeeping Terms: a Small Business Reference

    Posted 7 months ago in BookkeepingSmall Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    I can’t think of anyone who started their own business because they were excited about the bookkeeping. In fact, very few small business owners have  any background in accounting–yet finances are a crucial part of staying afloat!  Hopefully, you’ve got smart bookkeeping software to do the heavy-lifting for you. You shouldn’t have to count beans, but […]

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  • The Best Receipt Scanners: From Mobile Apps to Magic Wands

    Posted 7 months ago in BookkeepingProduct ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    Experienced business owners know to save their receipts. Not only is this data crucial to expense reports, if you hope to claim any deductions or credits on your tax return, you’ll need proof. In the olden days, entrepreneurs might have stuffed their receipts into a shoebox until the IRS came knocking. But now, a digital […]

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  • DIY Bookkeeping in 3 Easy Steps (with Examples)

    Posted 2 years ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    You probably know at least one fact about bookkeeping already: it’s boring. Also, DIY bookkeeping can be a little intimidating. Just be glad for computers. Bookkeepers used to hand write every transaction. They literally kept the books. Now, accounting software is a lot more forgiving of newbie mistakes than pen and paper. DIY bookkeeping today […]

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  • Accounting Basics Introduction (with Meg and Earl)

    Posted 2 years ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    Not many business owners open up shop with a deep understanding of accounting principles. Unfortunately, no matter how big your dream is, your business won’t go anywhere with a little bookkeeping knowledge.  We built ZipBooks to bridge that gap. In short, it’s simple to use—and though it’s capable of doing accounting for high-revenue businesses, the […]

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  • What Are Non-core Accounting Features?

    Posted 2 years ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    Not all features in an accounting app fit neatly into what are traditionally considered to be “core accounting.” Because software allows us to add extra perks to anything we build, it’s difficult to know which features are convenient and which are “core,” or necessary to the program. What are Non-core Accounting Features? One way to look […]

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

    Posted 2 years ago in Bookkeeping
    by Brad Hanks

    As you set up your new business, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether to use the cash or the accrual method of accounting when creating your financial statements and filing your taxes. 

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  • S Corporations, Taxes, & You

    Posted 3 years ago in BookkeepingTaxes
    by Brad Hanks

    I put together a presentation on S corps for an Assembled 2017 breakout session and decided to turn it into a blog post. Maybe it’s just me, but I much prefer reading my information to watching it in video form where you are limited by the speed of the presenter. I’m going to walk you […]

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  • What Does the Deal Bookkeeping Service Look Like?

    Posted 3 years ago in BookkeepingSmall Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Running a business is a balancing act. It can be hard to keep track of your clients, products, and employees all at once, let alone doing it while balancing a budget. Bookkeeping services can take a lot off your plate, but not all bookkeeping companies are created equal. Here are some qualities to look for […]

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  • Small Business Bookkeeping: What to Do When You Fall Behind

    Posted 3 years ago in BookkeepingSmall Business Tips
    by Jennifer Ringger

    One of the dreaded tasks of owning a small business is doing your own bookkeeping and accounting. When you fall behind on your books, it can become very disheartening. You’re continually trying to dig yourself out and get caught up, only to get more behind. Soon, it seems easier to just put the bookkeeping tasks […]

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  • When Should I Start Outsourcing My Bookkeeping?

    Posted 3 years ago in BookkeepingSmall Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    As your business grows, you will naturally begin to have more work that you can reasonably handle by yourself. Before you run out to hire more employees, consider another cost-effective solution: Outsourcing.  Contrary to its negative connotation, outsourcing can be a really good thing. Many of the biggest tech companies, including Slack, Skype, and Box, attribute their […]

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