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A complete resource for all your accounting needs. Here you can find a range of basic to advanced accounting information, resources, and best practices.

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The Best Accounting Software for Restaurants in 2024
By Mike Berner | February 29, 2024

This article reviews the best accounting and invoicing software providers for restaurants.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software for 2024
By Mike Berner | February 29, 2024

Our team has compared the best accounting software. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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QuickBooks Online Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | February 27, 2024

QuickBooks Online is an excellent small business accounting package. Learn about QuickBooks Online's features, like automation, security and integrations.

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Plooto Review
By Mike Berner | February 23, 2024
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Xero Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | February 21, 2024

Xero is a reasonably priced accounting software package with excellent integrations and an intuitive user interface. Learn why Xero is our top pick for growing companies.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | February 20, 2024

Accounting challenges don't have to break your company. Here's how to overcome them.

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Revenue vs. Income: What’s the Difference?
By Dock David Treece | February 16, 2024

Learn how the relationship between revenue and income affects your business and its value.

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Zoho Books Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | February 14, 2024

Zoho Books is an accounting solution that uses automation to make managing business finances easier. Learn about Zoho's features, integrations and more.

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Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | February 14, 2024

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is a cloud-based accounting solution ideal for customizations. Learn how businesses can use Sage to customize integrations.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | February 14, 2024

FreshBooks is cloud-based accounting software that's ideal for invoice creation. Learn how businesses use FreshBooks for accounting, including custom invoicing.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Learn why cash flow statements are a vital part of financial tracking and many financial activities.

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | February 14, 2024

Even if accounting isn't your forte, it's important to understand accounting basics to run your business. Learn 11 tips for small business accounting.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Jamie Johnson | February 14, 2024

Minor small business accounting errors can have a significant effect on your business's finances. Learn the most common accounting mistakes to avoid.

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How to Improve Your Accounting Skills
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Mathematical skills can determine financial success. Whether or not it comes naturally, here are tips to sharpen your ability.

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K-1s and How They Are Used
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

Partnerships use schedule K-1 tax forms to avoid tax penalties by distinguishing business income and personal income.

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How to Reconcile a Business Bank Account
By Dock David Treece | February 14, 2024

Learn how to reconcile your business’s bank account by comparing your recorded transactions to the bank statements. Then, you can follow up on any errors.

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How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business
By Mike Berner | February 14, 2024

An accountant can add financial balance to your life. But how do you pick the right accountant for your business? Here are our tips.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2024

Knowing when to hire a CPA can have a dramatic impact on your business's financial health. Find out all of your tax options here.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | February 14, 2024

GAAP refers to a set of rules and standards used for financial reporting in the U.S. Learn how GAAP principles work and what they mean for your business.

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Accounting Cycle 101
By Dachondra Cason | February 14, 2024

The accounting cycle tracks a transaction until it's added to your company's financial statement. Follow this eight-step process to organize the data.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Jennifer Dublino | February 14, 2024

To achieve financial goals you might need a top-notch finance department. Learn how your company can become more competitive.

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | February 13, 2024

While FreshBooks is popular accounting software, others might work better for your company. Learn about some alternatives.

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How to Process Accounts Receivable: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Jamie Johnson | February 05, 2024

Learn how the accounts receivable process works and how accounting software can streamline your business’s ability to track and collect money owed.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2024

Whether you do it yourself or rely on accounting software, finance tracking is essential for small business owners.

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A Guide to Accounting Software Features and Benefits
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2024

Here's everything you need to know about accounting software and the benefits of using it.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By Dachondra Cason | February 01, 2024

Understanding the distinction between accountants and bookkeepers can save your business a lot of money.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | January 17, 2024

Find out the definitions and see examples of fixed, variable and mixed expenses. Read on to learn how to save on these costs.

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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

FreshBooks and QuickBooks are two of the best accounting software programs for small businesses. Here’s how they compare.

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FreshBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

FreshBooks and Xero are two top accounting software programs for small businesses. Here’s how they compare.

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QuickBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

QuickBooks and Xero are two of the most popular accounting software choices for small businesses. Here is how they compare.