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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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Intuit QuickBooks Online Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 09, 2022

Intuit QuickBooks Online is a top choice for accounting software with small businesses. Read our review and rating.

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What Is General Ledger Accounting?
By Jamie Johnson | December 08, 2022

General ledger accounting means maintaining a general ledger, a record of a company's financial transactions. Here's what it includes and how it works.

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Financial Accounting
By Dock David Treece | December 08, 2022

Learn what every business owner needs to know about financial accounting, accounting software and financial statements.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Accounting
By Katharine Paljug | December 08, 2022

Nonprofit organizations have specific accounting regulations and requirements. Learn what nonprofits need to know about accounting.

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Zoho Books Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 08, 2022

Zoho Books is online accounting software for microbusinesses. You can use it for bookkeeping, invoicing and inventory management.

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Xero Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 08, 2022

Xero is online accounting software for small businesses that includes accounts payable, accounts receivable and inventory tools.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By Dachondra Cason | December 08, 2022

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

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | December 08, 2022

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

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Accounting Cycle 101
By Dachondra Cason | December 08, 2022

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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Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 08, 2022

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is cloud-based accounting software for small businesses that is affordable and easy to use with a strong selection of features.

Review
Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software Review
By Chad Brooks | December 07, 2022

Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide. It offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions.

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Wave Financial Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 07, 2022

Wave is the best free accounting software, and is well suited for freelancers, small service-based businesses and new companies with little or no inventory.

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Which Is Better: Cash- or Accrual-Based Business Accounting?
By Sean Peek | December 02, 2022

Cash- and accrual-based business accounting are analysis methods for determining a business's financial health. Learn which is right for your business.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software for 2022
By Mike Berner | December 01, 2022

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

Review
FreshBooks Accounting Software Review
By business.com editorial staff | November 29, 2022

FreshBooks is an extremely intuitive program with the features you need to manage clients and projects, send invoices, and process payments.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | November 23, 2022

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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Disaster Loans: How to Qualify for PPP and EIDL Forgiveness
By Mike Savage | November 22, 2022

Both the EIDL and the PPP loans are eligible for some degree of loan forgiveness. Learn about the qualifications and how to apply for forgiveness.

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The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2022
By Joshua Stowers | November 22, 2022

Looking for the best construction software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews, and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
By Jamie Johnson | November 15, 2022

Need a free business budget template download? Get it here and learn how to use it to track your monthly and annual business revenue and expenses.

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | November 15, 2022

Follow these 11 tips to streamline your accounting processes and make sure you're on track with your accounting tasks.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Jamie Johnson | November 15, 2022

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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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | November 15, 2022

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

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Restaurant Accounting: How It’s Different
By Dock David Treece | November 11, 2022

Restaurant accounting has specific needs and features. Here's a look at restaurant accounting methods and expenses, how tips factor in, and more.

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QuickBooks Alternatives to Consider
By Jamie Johnson | November 10, 2022

Here are 10 alternatives to QuickBooks that could be better for your business.

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How to Improve Your Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | November 09, 2022

Accounting skills are always in high demand. Here are the skills all accountants and entrepreneurs should focus on improving.

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What Are Liabilities in Accounting?
By Dock David Treece | November 09, 2022

Small business owners should keep a close eye on their liabilities. Learn more about what those are.

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How to Reconcile a Business Bank Account
By Dock David Treece | November 08, 2022

This guide explains how to reconcile a business bank account and why it is important for a small business's cash flow and financial recordkeeping.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 08, 2022

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 | November 08, 2022

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

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How to Process Accounts Receivable: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Jamie Johnson | November 07, 2022

The accounts receivable (AR) process helps businesses monitor incoming payments from customers. Learn how to create an effective AR process today.