You had a grand dream to start your own business. You LOVE the field, have a passion that’s contagious and even a personal story about your new career choice to boot. But as you get started in the daily work of running a small business, you realize that there’s a lot more to it than just designing websites or selling your product or serving your clients. Drumroll please…there’s a lot of paperwork. And it can be overwhelming.
Enter Zipbooks…an incredible tool I’ve been absolutely loving this year! It’s online and in-the-cloud, which is perfect for my website design business, allows me to track income on a per-client basis, offers a quick solution for creating and sending invoices and estimates via email (and even sends them as a PDF to the client!), has a feature for time tracking (but I personally use another tool, which will be a future blog post) and shows a month-at-a-glance income sheet. You can’t do too much with the design of the invoice / estimate, but it does let you upload your own logo to give it a little customization. The reports feature is somewhat confusing, but there’s a Help page on their site if you have questions.
Pricing for Zipbooks Accounting Tool
Maybe best of all, Zipbooks has a free tier! You can upgrade to paid plans for more features, but I’ve found the free level to offer just what I need. You can learn more about Zipbooks here: https://zipbooks.com/.
Anyway, if you’re a seasoned business owner or just looking at getting started, you may want to check out Zipbooks. I’ve had years of experience using QuickBooks for another small business and find that, while Zipbooks doesn’t offer all the full-featured solutions that QuickBooks does, it’s a good basic tool for sending invoices out.