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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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  • Inova Payroll: 2019 Review

    Posted 1 month 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 2019: Everything you need to know

    Posted 2 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Quick note: ZipBooks is a  cloud-based Quickbooks alternative that helps you not just manage, but grow your business. And while lots of people are switching and we’d love to have you join the ZipBooks family, we’re all about you getting the accounting product that’s best for your business. So here, you’ll get an honest evaluation […]

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  • QuickBooks Online Backup: How to do it

    Posted 2 months 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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  • Square Payroll: 2019 Review

    Posted 2 months 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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