Category: Small Business Tips


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

  • Your Freelancing Toolkit: What You Need to Get Started

    Posted 9 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Kristina Meek

    Today’s business world is different than it was ten years ago. Many people are leaving the usual 9-to-5 workday, whether by choice or out of frustration with the availability of those jobs. Often, they find themselves freelancing, which is not always easy but frequently rewarding. When you take this path, whether as a writer, designer, […]

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  • How to Set Up Google Drive: A Quick Guide for Small Businesses

    Posted 10 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Ariel Diaz

    If you’re a small business owner, you’ve likely used a personal Gmail and Google Drive account, and at some point discovered you needed to upgrade to a G Suite account. Maybe you added headcount or needed a business email address with secure document storage and sharing capabilities. Regardless of why you made the decision, there’s […]

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  • QuickBooks Online vs Desktop: Which option is best in 2019?

    Posted 10 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Cloud-based applications are the norm in business today. In 2018, the public cloud services market reached around 175.8 billion U.S. dollars in revenue and is forecast to exceed 278.3 billion by 2021. When it comes to comparing accounting software in 2019–like QuickBooks Online vs Desktop–it’s hard to ignore the impact of cloud-computing.  QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a […]

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  • PayPal Invoicing: Everything you need to know in 2019

    Posted 10 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall 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 or Square Invoices, so you can find exactly what you need. Features of PayPal […]

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  • PayPal Business Account Fees as of 2019

    Posted 10 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    If you are using a PayPal Business Account, you are probably already aware of the processing fees.  If not, we want to take a little time to tell you about the kinds of fees you’ll encounter using your account.  Maybe you are not sure what the difference is between a PayPal Business Account and a […]

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  • PayPal Recurring Payments: Everything you need to know

    Posted 10 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Recurring payments are incredibly useful to businesses that provide monthly services. When customers pay the same amount every month, this kind of billing is called a subscription model. It’s common for businesses like TV and internet providers, food delivery kits, gyms, and other consistent products and services. Recurring billing can save you time, but it […]

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  • QuickBooks 2019: Everything you need to know

    Posted 11 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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  • QuickBooks Online Backup: How to do it

    Posted 11 months ago in Product ReviewsSmall Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    The data you store in QuickBooks is crucial for running your business, managing your finances and paying your taxes. Most QuickBooks users depend on some sort of online backup for their data security and peace of mind. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the minutiae of backing up QuickBooks data—both Desktop and Online. […]

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  • Top Time Tracking Software

    Posted 11 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    Time can be hard to keep track of, even with time tracking software. It’s something that gets wasted, paid-for, kept, tracked, and ignored. Some say that time is money, and in a job where you get paid based on the time you spend on a specific project, that saying becomes fairly literal. If you’re like […]

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  • How to Respond to Customer Reviews (Hint: Keep your Cool)

    Posted 11 months ago in Small Business Tips
    by Rachel Cottam

    ZipBooks Growth is all about getting you tons of online reviews.  And while we’re happy to put that process on auto-pilot, we can’t actually respond to reviews for you.  But we can help! Making an effort to respond to both positive and negative reviews is a great way to show appreciation for and awareness of […]

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