Category: Small Business Tips


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

  • PayPal Business Account: Everything you need to know

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    PayPal is a common payment processor that people use to purchase products and services. It enables the user to give a vendor their email address, instead of credit card information, to complete payment. But PayPal is also used by businesses and vendors themselves to collect and process payments from their customers. While a basic free […]

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  • Free leads? Generating business that won’t cost you an arm and a leg

    Posted 2 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Mosley

    Most companies realize the importance of engaging with customers. This is because they understand that happy customers can help them grow. Even if you have the best product on earth, if you’re not putting yourself out there, no one will know you exist. So even the average guys who put themselves out there can get […]

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  • QuickBooks Pro vs. Premier

    Posted 3 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    If you’ve read our article QuickBooks Online vs. Desktop, and you feel like desktop is the way to go, the next question is: which version should you use? The two products that small business owners tend to opt for are QuickBooks Pro and QuickBooks Premier. Comparison of Features QuickBooks Pro and Premier are both targeted […]

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  • QuickBooks Online vs. Desktop: Everything you need to know in 2018

    Posted 3 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    The biggest difference is that QuickBooks Online is what’s called a cloud-based application, meaning it’s not installed on one specific computer, but can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. QuickBooks Desktop is installed on the computer you choose, and can only be accessed from that computer. Check out these articles for more details […]

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  • PayPal Invoicing: Everything you need to know in 2018

    Posted 3 months ago in Small 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, so you can find exactly what you need. PayPal is a well-known service for […]

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  • Sole proprietorship: Advantages and disadvantages

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    A sole proprietorship is a business that is owned and operated by one person. In a sole proprietorship there’s legally no distinction between the business owner’s personal assets and debts and the business assets and debts. If you’re thinking about the best way to set up your business and you think a sole proprietorship is […]

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  • QuickBooks 2019: Everything you need to know

    Posted 4 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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  • Here’s How Accounting Can Help Manage Disputes

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Scott Stone

    Dispute management and accounting may have its distinct roles, but both rely on organization in order to make a business grow. Without organization, there is no knowledge of disputes, which in turn means no knowledge of revenue loss. That is what makes these roles more dependent with each other than most people think. Here, we […]

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  • Buy Yelp reviews? Don’t. Here’s a better way.

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Jessica Reschke

    Yelp reviews — especially good ones — can be vital to a successful local business. In fact, a survey conducted in 2017 by BrightLocal found that 85% of local consumers rely upon online reviews (such as on Yelp) as much as peer recommendations. Because online reviews have the potential to skyrocket a small business’s leads […]

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  • Xero vs. QuickBooks: Online Accounting Showdown

    Posted 5 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Okay, here’s the deal: There are many business accounting and billing products out there, and, sure, we’d love for you to check out ZipBooks. But we want you to find what’s best for your business. We’re here to help! So, here’s an honest review of two of our competitors, their major features and pricing, and […]

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