Category: Small Business Tips


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

  • Management vs Leadership: 3 Key Differences

    Posted 3 months ago in Random readsWomen at workSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    “The Office” is a hilarious TV show because it’s so painfully accurate.   We’ve all worked for a manager we didn’t like—whether they were good at their job or not—because they weren’t a good leader. For an organization to thrive, you need more than a task-master.  You need someone who cares about individuals, leads by […]

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  • 10 Stats Every SME Needs to Know about Online Reviews

    Posted 3 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    What was good ole fashioned word of mouth is now the online review.  A critical part of the modern small business owner’s marketing strategy needs to be maintaining online review profiles and actively collecting feedback. Let’s look at a few stats that prove this shift in consumer behavior. 10 Stats Every Small Business Owner Needs […]

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  • Vendasta Review: Reputation Management

    Posted 3 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    Vendasta’s Marketplace offers a wide variety of white-label services.  One of of it’s more recent offerings is their “Reputation Management” software.  If you are a well-established agency, looking for a solution to some of your mundane business tasks, Vendasta has some great options.   This review specifically considers Vendasta’s Reputation Management platform.  While some of […]

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  • Comparing Document Automation Software for Small Business

    Posted 3 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Danine Pontarelli

    Would your job be easier if you could automate contracts, quotes, and other crucial documents with a few clicks? Small businesses could benefit from the time-saving functionality of such a software. But, when it comes time to evaluating the options, things can get a little…messy. For a small business, the cost to invest in a […]

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  • PayPal Working Capital: Everything you need to know

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    PayPal has a whole arsenal of products designed to help businesses accept and process payments for goods and services. Aside from traditional payment acceptance capability, PayPal also offers loans to certain business customers. What is PayPal Working Capital? When businesses needs extra money to get off the ground, to fund a certain venture, or even […]

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  • Freelance programming: how to start, grow, and succeed

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    So, you’re considering starting a freelance programming career. Maybe you’ve been programming for a while, or maybe you’ve just graduated with a degree in computer science.  Either way, you’re in a good place. In a recent survey, Glassdoor named Computer Science as the major with the highest starting salary and Bloomberg said the software industry […]

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  • Business owners may be hiring fewer workers in your state

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Victoria Beecroft

    Tax cuts advertised to fuel spending on jobs, yet small business owners feel differently 4.8% of owners said that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will reduce their hiring plans, 6.9% planned an increase in hiring and 88.3% had no effect on hiring plans based on a recent survey of 663 small business owners. The Tax […]

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  • How to Find Independent Contractor Jobs

    Posted 4 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    In 2018, 1 in 5 jobs in America is held by a worker under contract.  If you are one of these contracted employees–or you want to be–there are a likely a lot of questions you’d like answers to. Let’s discuss some of the concerns of independent contractors and how you can be proactive in finding […]

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  • PayPal Business Account: Everything you need to know

    Posted 4 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 5 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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