Shoeboxed #SpringCleaning Sweepstakes

It’s official: Spring is in the air! For some, that means it’s time to refill the allergy medications, but this time of the year most everyone seems to have a little extra skip in their step. For most of us, springtime is also the perfect time of year to de-clutter, re-organize, and attempt to be more productive. That’s right; it’s time for spring cleaning.

This week, from Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18, we’ve decided we should give everyone some extra motivation. In fact, one lucky winner will receive a handy ScanSnap S1300 scanner along with 6 months of Shoeboxed Classic to help make this Spring Cleaning a breeze! Ladies and gentlemen, gather your piles of paper and join us on Twitter for the @Shoeboxed #SpringCleaning Sweepstakes! Here are the details:

To enter the Shoeboxed #SpringCleaning Sweepstakes

  1. Send a tweet using the hash tag #SpringCleaning and complete the sentence of the day:
  • Monday, 5/14: Hey @Shoeboxed & @ScanSnap, I found a _____ while #springcleaning!
  • Tuesday, 5/15: #SpringCleaning without @Shoeboxed & @ScanSnap, I would be drowning in _____.
  • Wednesday, 5/16: #SpringCleaning without @Shoeboxed & @ScanSnap, I would have lost my _____.
  • Thursday, 5/17: #SpringCleaning with @Shoeboxed & @ScanSnap, I can finally throw out those old _____.
  • Friday, 5/18: #SpringCleaning with @Shoeboxed and @ScanSnap, I finally have room for my _____ in the garage.
  1. Make sure your tweet includes #SpringCleaning, @Shoeboxed, and @ScanSnap for it to count as a submission
  2. Enter as many times as you like from May 14 until May 18. One random tweet will be selected and the winner will receive the grand prize! Winners will be announced on Twitter!

So grab your broom and break out the feather duster – let’s clear out that junk drawer! Stop looking at that growing stack of business cards, and that pile of receipts on your desk. Shoeboxed (with some help from our friends at ScanSnap) can make the daunting task of organizing your office as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Simply put all your documents in a Magic Envelope, snap a picture, or scan your documents directly to your Shoeboxed account using the Shoeboxed Desktop Uploader (available free for Windows and Mac users). If you have a ScanSnap scanner, you can use the new ScanSnap ProfileMaker for Shoeboxed (also free for Windows and Mac users). The best part? You can try Shoeboxed free for 30 days (should be enough to give you a good start on the spring cleaning).
  2. Shoeboxed will automatically extract and verify important data from your documents and store the data securely in your Shoeboxed account.
  3. Using one of the preconfigured Shoeboxed integrations, data can be exported into many different applications making that tedious, time-consuming process of hand-keying all your data off of paper a thing of the past.

Happy #SpringCleaning!

Announcing the Shoeboxed Shop Local Badge!

Hey Shoeboxers! We know you love supporting local business as much as we do. Now you can show your support publicly with the new Shoeboxed Shop Local badge!

Shoeboxed Shop Local BadgeThe Shoeboxed Shop Local badge is the easy, verified way to tell friends, family, and co-workers that you shop at businesses in your local community. With a unique algorithm we’ve determined who is making a clear commitment to shop locally, and we wanted to give those top percentage of users a way to share this news with the world and encourage others to shop locally too.

To learn more, or to see if you’re eligible, click here.

Does your own small business support local shopping as well? Great! Our badge is completely customizable so you can also use it to tell potential customers that your business supports other small businesses in your community.

Once you’ve earned the Shop Local badge, it’s yours forever! You can then  customized and share your badge on your website, blog, Pinterest board, Facebook wall, Twitter feed or anywhere else you’d like.

Hundreds of people (like awesome Shoeboxer Carla Fisher) are already showing their support for small business with the new Shoeboxed Shop Local badge. Share yours today!

Click here to share your Shop Local badge today.

If you have any feedback or questions about the Shop Local Badge, please reach us 24/7 at help@team.shoeboxed.com or give us a shout on Twitter @ShoeboxedHelp.

Stay Organized,

The Shoeboxed Team

Prevent Post-Tax Day Hangovers with Outright and Shoeboxed

It’s happened to all of us. You squint awake in the bright morning sunshine, wondering “What happened last night?” A zillion tiny hammers pound inside your skull while your shaking hands reach reflexively for the aspirin. Your next thought is a solemn promise to yourself to never, ever, ever let that happen again. Sure, it was fun to push it to the limit, but the morning after is so not worth it.

Yes, almost all of us have woken up with that post-Tax Day hangover.

The (Tax) Hangover
Did you look like this the morning after tax day?

During the year, it’s easy to put off tracking your business income and expenses, dealing with receipts, entering your financial records into accounting software, and just gene-
rally taking care of tax preparation. Most of us promise ourselves the day after a particularly brutal Tax Day that we’ll never let that happen again. Of course, the headache wears off and the months start to fly by…

Coffee, a greasy breakfast, Red Bull and apples… we all have our hangover cures. But the best prevention for a hangover? No devil-may-care binge at all! Instead of ignoring your business finances until April 14th, sign up for accounts with Outright and Shoeboxed and let us help you prepare for taxes all year long – on auto-pilot!

Outright imports all of your businesses’ financial information from your bank accounts, credit cards and PayPal, making it a snap to keep up with income and expenses and fill out your Schedule C come tax time. Plus, Outright allows you to monitor your business’s financial health all year long – with easy-to-understand visual reports and no pesky data entry.

Shoeboxed scans your receipts and then extracts the data from them, so you have all you need for taxes, bookkeeping and expense reports. More importantly, in case you are audited and need to prove an expense, bank statements are sometimes not enough. No worries! When you store your receipts in Shoeboxed, they are put in a searchable, online, IRS-accepted archive – forever.

Together, Outright and Shoeboxed keep you prepared for taxes all season long, so you never have to experience the terrible, horrible, post-tax hangover ever again. Don’t wake up squinting into the sun, cursing the little chirping birds. Sign up with Outright and Shoeboxed today!