What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?

QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 29 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/10/19

I know a lot of people use Quickbooks. Is this the best accounting software for new businesses? Is there something else easier, more cost effective or should I go with what seems to be widely used?

Need a suggestion for accounting software for landscaping business?

QUESTION | BY Annmarie Long | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

Just getting ready to set up books and records and am looking for cloud based solution that will handle contract accounting . What are people using?

What are my obligations to my partner after dissolving our LLC?


I own 80% of my LLC. My associate (20%) put forth an initial investment of $10,000. Since the initial investment, they have put an additional $7,000 into the business. They have been making some...

What are the duties of a tax accountant?

QUESTION | BY Sofhia Thomas | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/03/19

I am planning to get a tax accountant to manage my company's taxes. I am curious about knowing what the major duties or roles of a tax accountant are.

Any recommendations on expense and cash flow management systems for sole proprietors?

QUESTION | BY Deb Thompson | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/01/19

I am a sole proprietor with an online business and no employees. Are there any free or low cost expense and cash management systems available?

Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees

BY Adam C. Uzialko

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

The Best Online Payroll Services of 2020

BY Matt D'Angelo

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2020. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

What Every Good Credit Application Should Include

BY Dean Kaplan

Learn how a credit application can help you screen new clients and protect your cashflow.

The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020

BY Lori Fairbanks

After months of analysis (including evaluating 85 credit card processors), these are the best credit card processing companies for 2019. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and fees for the top-rated...

What were the industry challenges for accounting leaders in 2019?

QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/14/19

I?m putting together a massive financial professional round-up post. If you have just a few minutes to answer this question, it will provide some great exposure for you and your brand. Here is my...

8 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know

BY Rashan Dixon

Even if it isn't your forte, you still need to know the basics of accounting to ensure your business is being run right.

I need some help classifying my work title and billing amounts, how do I bill a client?

QUESTION | BY Katharine Ehresman | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/06/19

I started working on a part-time basis for an individual as a personal assistant and agreed to 20 hrs a week at an hourly wage. My intent was to look for a corporate role somewhere while doing...

How to Accept Credit Card Payments on Your Phone

BY Adam C. Uzialko

Accepting credit card payments by phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond

BY Jason Milleisen

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business

BY Skye Schooley

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your store.

How do you determine the stock value in a buy/sell agreement?

QUESTION | BY Chris Knoebel | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/26/19

If a buy/sell agreement states when a partner retires, he/she is to sell remaining stock to the remaining partner... but the retiree doesn?t offer to sell until 5 years later, should the stock be...

How to Prepare Your Business for the 2020 Tax Season

BY Tracy Watson

Even though the 2020 tax season is still a few months off, there are some steps you can be taking now to ensure the process goes smoothly when it does arrive.

How to Do Payroll

BY Matt D'Angelo

Our step-by-step guide will teach you how to process payroll yourself.

10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices

BY Megan Totka

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

11 Brilliant Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money

BY Megan Totka

These smart tips will help you cut expenses and boost your bank account balance.