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Getting to Know Zao: Our Founder, Justin Sainton

One of the cornerstones of how Zao works is the way we prioritize collaboration. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, rather than acting as one-off vendors. We’re invested in their success, and build technology that lays a foundation for them to meet their business goals. Since we work so closely with our clients, we … Continue Reading

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How Communication Plans Improved Our Projects

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been going through Louder Than Ten‘s Project Management apprenticeship since the spring. As the program has been progressing forward, we’ve been integrating many of the things I’ve learned into Zao processes (with, of course, some tweaks to make them a perfect Zao fit). One of our early takeaways from LTT … Continue Reading

#WooConf 2017 Recap

I had the opportunity to attend WooConf 2017 in Seattle last week. Thankfully, Seattle is just a stone’s throw from my backyard (a three-hour-drive stone’s throw, but a stone’s throw nonetheless). After a brief road-trip up I-5, getting settled into an Airbnb with some random stranger, and getting a good night’s rest, we were ready … Continue Reading

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Tools and Tactics We’re Using for Remote Team Bonding

The entire Zao team is distributed and remote, which means we don’t work from one location. We have no official headquarters or central meeting place. While Justin, Liz, and I are all in Oregon, JT is in North Carolina and Mihai is in Romania. We work with contractors who are based elsewhere, too! While we’ve … Continue Reading

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Quickbooks and WooCommerce: It Was Only a Matter of Time

At Zao, one of our passions is building modular tools that solve client problems, and (our favorite part) releasing them to the public. We were tasked with integrating QuickBooks Online with WooCommerce for one of our super rad clients, Brooklyn Tweed. Specifically, Brooklyn Tweed needed to be able to create QuickBooks invoices every time a … Continue Reading