Accounting

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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Advice
How is Blockchain used in accounting?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/19/20

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...

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2020? We review the top-rated services.

Advice
what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/14/20

I just want to learn ways to explore the accounting industry and how small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of cost-effective accounting services.

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
BY Simone Johnson

Cash flow statements help businesses keep track of their finances. Here's what you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The statement of shareholder equity tells you the value of a business after investors and stockholders are paid out.

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How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business
BY Simone Johnson

Picking the right accountant is important for your business's financial future. Here's what you should check for when hiring an accountant.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2020
BY Chad Brooks

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

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Everything You Need to Know About the Income Statement
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The income statement, which tracks your revenue after expenses, paints a picture of how your business is performing over a period of time.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
BY Simone Johnson

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The balance sheet is one of the three most important financial statements for business owners, and includes assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Finance tracking can help you keep tabs on the money coming in and going out of your business and aid you in identifying ways to grow your enterprise.

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
BY Adam Uzialko

When you're considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Here's how to calculate loan payments.

Advice
As a small business, is it better to save money and do my taxes myself or hire a professional?
QUESTION | BY Corey Miner | 71 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/29/20

This is my first year owning my own business. I've always done my own personal taxes but I have no experience filing taxes as an owner to a new business. We have hired several employees that I have...

Advice
How do you run a successful accounting practice?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/25/20

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...

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
BY Simone Johnson

Find out which payroll forms your small business needs.

Advice
What features are key when searching for the right accounting software system?
QUESTION | BY Simone Johnson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

I want to know which elements I should focus on and recommend to readers when writing about accounting software systems.

Advice
What's the best bookkeeping software for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

I am planning on buying QuickBooks but wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that might be better or easier.

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5 Simple Steps to Valuing Your Small Business
BY Russell Smith

If you're looking for investors or are ready to sell your business, you need to determine its value. Follow these five steps to calculate your business's value.

Advice
What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 41 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/19/20

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?

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How to Do Payroll
BY Matt D'Angelo

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

Advice
Do I need quickbooks?
QUESTION | BY Mike Seaman | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

Or is excel enough for generating simple invoices and basic accounting?

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Advice
What are the duties of a tax accountant?
QUESTION | BY Sofhia Thomas | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

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.

Best Pick
The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2020
BY Joshua Stowers

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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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
BY Simone Johnson

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.

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Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
BY Adam 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.

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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small business.

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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
BY business.com editorial staff

Upgrade from a clipboard and pen to cloud-based apps to track subcontractors' work.

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How to Manage Accounts Receivable (and What to Do When Clients Won't Pay)
BY Max Freedman

To be an effective debt collector, educate yourself on the situation, document your actions, and avoid assumptions.

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5 Tips to Manage Your Restaurant's Cash Flow
BY Will Fleming

High volumes of transactions can make restaurant cash flow management seem intimidating, but it's actually straightforward.