Category: Random reads


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

  • How to Write a Resignation Letter

    Posted 6 months ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    You might be wondering what an article about writing a resignation letter is doing on a blog about accounting software. Well, the connection’s pretty clear if you think about it for a second. Let’s say you have a full-time job, but you also do work on the side. Well, at some point, that kind of […]

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  • Going Green Can Save Your Business Money

    Posted 8 months 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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  • The Pros and Cons of Invoice Templates

    Posted 8 months ago in Random reads
    by Jenny Rollins

    Without invoices, small business owners would never get paid for their work. So, we think it’s pretty safe to say that making professional invoice templates is a big part of owning a business. But what do you do if you don’t have the design or coding background to design your own invoices? Luckily, there are […]

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  • Online Invoicing for Freelancers

    Posted 8 months ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    As a freelancer, your goals are to enjoy a higher income, more flexibility, better work-life balance, and increased overall freedom. No matter what kind of freelancing services you offer, a smooth invoicing process cuts out a lot of unnecessary hassle. ZipBooks provides online invoicing that helps freelancers like you get paid faster than ever. Three […]

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  • 5 Ways Donald Trump’s Policies Could Affect Your Small Business

    Posted 11 months ago in Random reads
    by Meg Sproul

    Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, January 20. Trump’s administration is making many changes. As a small business owner, one of the biggest things on your mind is how Donald Trump’s policies will affect you. While many of his proposals will likely be revised before being […]

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  • 4 Ways Mobile Payment Makes Renting Suck Less

    Posted 1 year ago in Random reads
    by Meg Sproul

    Dear Landlord, How does renting suck? Let me count the ways: Hunting for an apartment on Craigslist that comes with a roof and without a rat infestation Ending up with a roommate whose idea of “cleaning up” is moving the giant pile of dirty clothes from the floor to the bed Upstairs neighbors who think […]

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  • Best Small Business Software

    Posted 2 years ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    When you run a small business, every penny counts. Sometimes you have to cut corners in order to make sure you get everyone paid. Sometimes that means not paying yourself, or not investing in the newest gadgets or a fancy advertising campaign. One place you can’t cut corners, though, is in your tools. You must […]

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  • The Difference Between an Invoice and a Receipt

    Posted 2 years ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    During our most recent product update, I learned a lot more about the difference between an invoice and a receipt than I ever thought possible. We already had the ability to create an invoice or a recurring profile. You could either create a one-time bill and send it to your customer or create a profile that […]

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  • Free QuickBooks for Nonprofits

    Posted 2 years ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    Non-profits play a special role in people’s lives as well as in the economy, and they need access to the best software and tools on the market.  While some accounting software companies offer discounts to non-profits, Intuit does charge non-profits normal price for QuickBooks.  Since there’s no indication its parent company will release a free QuickBooks for […]

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  • CRM for Small Businesses

    Posted 2 years ago in Random reads
    by Brad Hanks

    The most successful companies focus on retaining their clients.  Because it costs more to gain new clients than to retain current ones, successful businesses also tailor products and services to customer needs in order to help with retention. Recognizing the need for customer retention, ZipBooks’ free accounting software helps small businesses meet this goal. This cloud-based software […]

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