The ZipBooks Small Businesses to Watch award recognizes small businesses displaying innovation and leadership in financial and business practices.
San Francisco, California – ZipBooks is proud to recognize Volunteer Forever as a ZipBooks Small Business to Watch for May 2017. Volunteer Forever was selected across all small businesses using the ZipBooks platform.
Volunteer Forever is a platform to help travelers find and fund their volunteer, intern, and teach abroad trips. They connect students and young professionals with international education program providers. Founded in 2012 and a startup in San Francisco, Volunteer Forever offers travel guides, profiles and reviews of international education providers with a crowdfunding platform to help travelers raise money for their trips.
“I started Volunteer Forever after my own pain points trying to find legitimate volunteer programs online,” explains Steve Weddle, CEO of Volunteer Forever, “and being shocked by the fact that travelers often pay thousands of dollars to engage in this meaningful form of travel.”
Discussing the winners of the Small Businesses to Watch, Jaren Nichols, COO at ZipBooks noted, “When a company has obsessively loyal customers or never has unpaid invoices, they seem to be doing something right. We should celebrate and learn from these companies.”
Using its research and data, ZipBooks looks for ways small business owners can get paid faster, improve customer retention and tackle other operational problems. “When ZipBooks shows business owners how they measure against their peers,” Jaren commented, ”we use the same research and technology to identify businesses that are ahead of the curve—the true inventors of best practices.”
Volunteer Forever helps volunteers, interns, and teachers find and fund trips abroad through connecting students and young professionals with international education program providers. Volunteer Forever is a next generation curated travel platform with travel guides, profiles and reviews of education providers with a crowdfunding platform to help travelers raise money for their trips.
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