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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 and Invoice-Generating Software for 2023
By Mike Berner | October 03, 2023

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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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Jennifer Dublino | October 03, 2023

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

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How to Reconcile a Business Bank Account
By Dock David Treece | October 03, 2023

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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Zoho Books Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | September 21, 2023

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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QuickBooks Online Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | September 19, 2023

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

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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | September 15, 2023

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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Rippling Payroll Review and Pricing
By Jessica Elliott | September 13, 2023

Rippling's platform has hundreds of integrations and a user-friendly workflow builder. Learn why it's the best payroll system for automating processes.

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NetSuite Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Chad Brooks | September 13, 2023

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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Sage Business Cloud Accounting Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

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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ZarMoney Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

ZarMoney is a standout accounting solution with simple pricing and robust integrations. Learn why it's the best accounting software for report generation.

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Plooto Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023
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Xero Accounting Software Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

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 Best Accounting Software for Restaurants in 2023
By Mike Berner | September 07, 2023

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

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K-1s and How They Are Used
By Jennifer Dublino | August 22, 2023

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

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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Comparison
By Mike Berner | August 10, 2023

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

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | August 10, 2023

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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QuickBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | August 07, 2023

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

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | July 31, 2023

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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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By Dachondra Cason | July 31, 2023

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

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

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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How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

Here's how to perfect your payroll journal entries to avoid facing IRS fines.

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Financial Accounting
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

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

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What Is General Ledger Accounting?
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

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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How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

Accounting software helps you stay on top of taxes, manage critical financial data, and pay employees. Here's how to choose the right accounting software.

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Wave Accounting Software Alternatives
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

Wave is a good option for accounting software, but it has certain limitations. Consider seven Wave alternatives that can grow with your business.

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Accounts Payable vs. Accounts Receivable: What You Need to Know
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

Accounts payable is money your business owes, and accounts receivable is money owed to you. Learn how accounts payable and accounts receivable differ.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) ensure accurate financial reporting and help investors make informed choices. Learn GAAP's rules.

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | July 31, 2023

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

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QuickBooks Alternatives to Consider
By Jamie Johnson | July 31, 2023

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

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FreshBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | July 31, 2023

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