Category: Small Business Tips


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

  • Freelance Jobs Are Easier than Ever to Find Online 2017 (47 websites)

    Posted 4 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    So, you’ve decided to pick up some freelance jobs to work from home and be your own boss. Getting started freelancing can be pretty tricky, whether it’s a side hustle or full-time job. Where do you even get started? Luckily, here at ZipBooks, we get it. We’ve been there, and we’re here to give you […]

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  • 10 Team Building Activities Your Team Won’t Hate

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Sinclaire Hancock

    Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we’ve stopped playing. But playtime shouldn’t end when we grow up. Play brings joy. And it’s vital for problem solving, creativity, and innovation. Success at work isn’t just dependent on the amount of time you work—it depends on the quality of your work. The quality of your work is highly […]

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  • Introduction to Financial Reports: Balance Sheets and Income Statements

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    All financial reports are built up from debits and credits that make up all the recorded transactions, also called “journal entries”, on your general ledger, so here’s a quick accounting review before we dive into an intro on the two most important financial reports, or you can just jump to the income statement guide or […]

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  • What is the difference between double-entry accounting and single-entry accounting?

    Posted 3 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    Here at ZipBooks, we’re working hard to make accounting simple enough for anyone to understand. So, let’s break it down. Essentially, there are two solid ways to do accounting: double-entry accounting and single-entry accounting. So, which one is better? That gets a little more complicated. It depends on what you want to do. Double-entry accounting […]

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  • 7 Ways to Start Off the Business Day Right

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Weekend’s over people. This is not a drill! I am about as far from a morning person as you can possibly get. If anyone talks to me before 9:00 AM, I tend to grunt in response. I love my job at ZipBooks, but it can sometimes take a while for me to get myself into […]

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  • Top 37 Electronic Wallet Apps

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    There are literally hundreds of wallet apps out there competing for your attention. Banks, credit card companies and app developers are all trying to capture market share by creating the best, or most familiar, digital wallet app for consumers. We’ve narrowed it down to 37 wallets that can help both consumer and business to budget […]

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  • Simple Logo Design Programs for Small Businesses

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    A logo design is much more than a flashy symbol or a fancy-looking name. Your logo is the physical representation of your brand identity. Like a flag or a coat of arms, it shows what’s important to your company, what sort of style you have, and what sort of ideas you are promoting along with […]

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  • Top 8 Marketing Email Services of 2017

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    There are plenty of marketing email services out there. Some get plenty of praise for social media sharing tools, customizability, or easy user interface. Like other types of marketing or advertising, businesses are paying these email services to directly connect with their customers. The goal with these marketing email services is to create engaging emails […]

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  • Top 7 Independent Contractor Tax Deductions for 2017

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Taylor Larsen

    We’re nearly a whole year away from tax season, but it’s never too early to be prepared, right? Let’s get a jump start on taxes, and more importantly, letting people know what receipts they need to hold on to. We’ve come up with a list of the seven most important tax deductions for independent contractors […]

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  • Is QuickBooks Too Big to Fail?

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    When it comes to accounting software for businesses, QuickBooks is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. It is well-known and well-established—the first accounting software available. Goliaths like this are intimidating. So, why do we even try to compete? Is QuickBooks too big to fail? First, let’s walk through why we chose to create ZipBooks. Limited […]

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