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  • PayPal Working Capital: Everything you need to know

    Posted 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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