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Going green can save your business money

Going green can save your business money

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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How to become a better content writer

How to become a better content writer

Writing is everywhere. It remains the most commonly used medium to express information, especially marketing. Content marketing involves writing scripts, blurbs, blogs, social media posts, and other types of copy. So here’s my confession. Ready? I am a content writer that has been running away from writing my whole life. I don’t like writing. I…

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The pros and cons of invoice templates

The pros and cons of invoice templates

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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It’s not too late to procrastinate filing your taxes

It’s not too late to procrastinate filing your taxes

So today’s the deadline for filing your taxes, but you’ve procrastinated filing your taxes this long, why stop now? With one form from the IRS, you can keep up your streak of “I’m going to get to that really soon” for another 6 months. Then sit back and enjoy that sweet, sweet procrastination. IRS makes…

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How to network if you’re an introvert

How to network if you're an introvert

There are a lot of stereotypes about introverts. That they just need to be tough and step out of their comfort zones. That they hate interacting with people. That they are inherently negative. That they can’t be successful in the business world. These are all myths. Most studies agree that one in every two or…

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The 6 B’s of social media

The 6 B’s of social media

Social media has pretty much become the lifeblood of digital marketing. If you know you want to build your business’s online presence, but you’re not sure how to do it, we’ve created a basic guide for you. Here are some rules to follow as you’re figuring out how to run your company’s social media. Be…

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How to overcome business burnout

How to overcome business burnout

Any entrepreneur can tell you—running a business is hard. Businesses take time, energy, and money. It can be easy to get burned out. So, what you can do to get out of slump that impacts your morale and the health of your business? Here are a couple of ideas. Eat your frog first If you…

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How to check out fake news claims

How to check out fake news claims

Just read something in the news that has you feeling skeptical? There might be a good reason for that. Fake news and propaganda have always been around but with a 24-hour news cycle, it’s worse now than ever before. One of the biggest things currently affecting business owners is finding real news and real facts.…

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Avoid debt like the plague

Avoid debt like the plague

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, over 58,000 businesses filed for some sort of bankruptcy protection in February 2017. Many of those business are seeking debt restructuring so that they can bounce back stronger than ever, but not all businesses do. Small businesses are the growth engine of the US economy, but there is plenty…

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Getting the right invoicing solution for your business

Getting the right invoicing solution for your business

We might be a little biased here at ZipBooks, but we think that our invoicing software is some of the best in the industry. But we also know that it isn’t going to be the perfect fit for every business. So, how do you evaluate which invoicing software solution is going to be best for…

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Keep your small business safe in age of cyber attacks

Keep your small business safe in age of cyber attacks

While I hate to the bearer of bad news, if you have a Yahoo email account, you’ve probably been hacked at least once in your life already. I can say that with relative certainty because the accounts of over 1 billion Yahoo users were compromised back in February, so let’s talk security. We think a…

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Which state has the lowest LLC application fee?

Which state has the lowest LLC application fee?

An important factor that goes into the creation of an LLC is knowing just how much it will cost to get started. You may be asking yourself, “Is the cost and work of creating an LLC going to be worth it for my company?” LLC creation costs vary from state to state, so we’ve provided…

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Hiring a virtual bookkeeper for your small business

Hiring a virtual bookkeeper for your small business

Modern technology simplifies and streamlines staffing a small business, no matter where you are. You no longer need to the traditional full office with people typing away in cubicles. Skype, instant messaging, and webinars allow us to work from anywhere in the world, and still get the job done. But technology doesn’t just help you…

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8 best apps for small business owners

8 best apps for small business owners

Financial advisor, problems solver, project manager, marketer—these are just a few of the many roles you fill as a business owner. Especially if you are a small business owner. You’re often pulled in many directions at once. Not only are you in charge of everyday operations, but you also handle employee issues, vendor relations, payroll,…

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5 Common Freelance Problems: Myth vs. Reality

5 Common Freelance Problems: Myth vs. Reality

So you’re thinking about going freelance? It’s a tough decision and definitely one that can be life-changing for the better if done correctly. Or for the worst if not. Before you quit your horrible day job with your horrible boss to work from the comfort of your bed and work for yourself, here are a…

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Which corporate structure is right for you?

Which corporate structure is right for you?

With tax season quickly approaching, now is the time to make a decision about the legal structure of your company. This decision will not only have an impact on how you pay your taxes, but it will also affect the liability you face, your ability to raise money, and the amount of paperwork that will…

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What is a sole proprietorship?

What is a sole proprietorship?

Sole proprietorship If you’re making money on your own and aren’t sure how the IRS is going to classify your income, chances are you’re a sole proprietor and didn’t even know it. A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned by a single person. You can either be running an unincorporated business or an…

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Doing Business As (DBA): What is it?

Doing Business As (DBA): What is it?

In the course of setting up and running your business, you’ve probably encountered more new legal terms, tax law, and regulation hoops to last the whole “perpetual existence” of your business. The bad news is that there’s probably more to come that you aren’t even aware of yet. Here’s the good news—you don’t have to…

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The 5 best podcasts for small business owners

The 5 best podcasts for small business owners

Never say, “I don’t have time to learn new business strategies” again. Chances are, you spend a fair amount of time every day doing things like commuting, driving, washing dishes, folding laundry—tasks that are necessary, but that also make it difficult to read up on ways to better your business. However, this also means you have…

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4 reasons to ditch QuickBooks for ZipBooks

4 reasons to ditch QuickBooks for ZipBooks

Many of our customers are small business owners who have discovered ZipBooks after becoming dissatisfied with the poor customer service and bad user experiences common to QuickBooks users. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons we started ZipBooks. We believed we could build a better DIY platform for small business owners to handle invoicing…

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