Category: Small Business Tips


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

  • 60 Sites for Royalty-Free Images Free of Charge

    Posted 4 days ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    So, your business has hit the ground running with a great product or service? Fantastic! Now you’re looking to make a bigger splash with your online presence. The best websites create ripple effects with attractive websites. Not quite a tidal wave, but something to make users relaxed as they use it. But what makes a […]

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  • Purchase Orders and Invoices: What’s the Difference?

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    Understanding all of the paperwork you need to file for your new business can be a little confusing at first. And if you’re a business that deals with physical inventory, you’ll likely be juggling both purchase orders and invoices—but what exactly is the difference between the two? In this post, we’ll explain how each is […]

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  • Practicing Customer Empathy for Greater Profit

    Posted 2 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    You may think to yourself, “I’ve already read an article about the importance of client communication. We know how important it is in business.” But unless customer communication comes naturally, it’s something you always have to keep working at. Even if you are a client whisperer, there’s always more to be learned from others’ experiences. […]

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  • 1099 Form: A Complete Guide for Businesses and Contractors

    Posted 4 weeks ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    Hi! I’m Meg, and I’m self-employed. Confession time: I recently did something pretty awful. I read everything I could find about the 1099 form on the IRS’s website. I kind of had to because, for me, tax time is a bit trickier than just including submitting my standard W-2 forms. To avoid being penalized, I […]

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  • 6 reasons you should try cloud accounting

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    Software has recently made perhaps its coolest change in history: It entered the cloud. What is the cloud and why cloud accounting? Basically, the cloud is a big space in the Internet where everything gets stored, documents, photos, videos, and now software. Cloud-based software is easily one of the best technological assets for users yet […]

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  • How to become a better content writer

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    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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  • ZipBooks Update: Cash Reports & Easy Transfers

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Brad Hanks

    Hey ZipBookers, We want to let you know about some great new changes that we’ve made for you. Here we go! Cash vs. Accrual Basis Reporting When you complete a job for someone, and then send them an invoice, you’ve technically earned revenue for your business. But the question is: when do you count it […]

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  • How to network if you’re an introvert

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    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

    Posted 1 month ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    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

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jenny Rollins

    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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