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 years 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 years 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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  • What Is IRS Form 1099-SA: Distributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA?

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Karin Hernandez

    While most health insurance plans offer the ability to pay for your premiums with pre-tax dollars, there are now some plans that offer additional tax-free or tax-deferred benefits. If you participate in a high-deductible plan that is paired with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Medical Savings Account (MSA) for your out-of-pocket expenditures, then your […]

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  • QuickBooks Pro vs. Premier

    Posted 2 years 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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  • 4 Reasons to Ditch Credit Cards for Invoice Financing

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Meg Sproul

    One of the challenges of running a small business is that every dollar counts. This means that while paying by credit card may be convenient for your customers, it likely isn’t as convenient for your business, which winds up paying service fees as high as 3% in order to receive your money quickly. Yuck. But […]

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  • Sole proprietorship: Advantages and disadvantages

    Posted 2 years 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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  • Here’s How Accounting Can Help Manage Disputes

    Posted 2 years 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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  • Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC vs. S-corp: Pros and Cons

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Deborah Sweeney

    For many entrepreneurs fresh to the startup world, they’re likely to incorporate as either a sole proprietorship or a limited liability company (LLC). Both legal structures are affordable and require little paperwork in order to get up and running. So, which one should your business choose? Are there pros and cons associated with these entities? […]

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  • 10 Careers for INTJ People

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by Megan Jensen

    People. We’re all different, and that’s a good thing! What fun would this world be if we were all carbon copies of our neighbors? No fun at all! Being different from each other means that we have different characteristics, different strengths and weaknesses, different things we each excel (or don’t excel) at, and different talents […]

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  • Tax Gap: Unpaid Federal Taxes in the US Could End World Hunger 3.5x

    Posted 2 years ago in Small Business Tips
    by David McSweeney

    In a 2015 report, the U.N. estimated the annual cost of eliminating world hunger to be $116 billion per year. In 2016, the IRS published their Federal Tax Compliance report, which estimated the annual tax gap (true tax liability – tax eventually collected) at $406 billion — enough to end world hunger 3.5x.   Ending World […]

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