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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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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
By Joshua Stowers | July 22, 2020

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 | July 13, 2020

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 | July 13, 2020

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 | July 08, 2020

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

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Retail Accounting: What You Need to Know About Inventory
By business.com editorial staff | July 06, 2020

What makes retail accounting different from accounting in other industries? Learn the different methods you can use.

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What Is Cash Flow Management?
By Jennifer Post | July 02, 2020

Cash flow management is essential to a small business's survival. Here's how to improve your own cash flow management.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | June 30, 2020

Need a business budget? Find out why your business needs to start budget planning.

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | June 26, 2020

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

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Are you properly valuing the services you provide?

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5 POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

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Oh No, You Didn't! 3 Tips for Preventing Fraud by Employees
By business.com editorial staff | June 22, 2020

Fraud can happen anywhere, by anyone, including your own workers.

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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
By Catherine vanVonno | June 11, 2020

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?

Advice
How do I collect overdue payments from clients?
By Kassandra Khoury | 22 Answers | Last Activity on June 11, 2020

I have a problem that I am trying to solve. Some of my customers are not paying their bills and we have to close our fiscal year. If they don't pay within three days how do I account for these...

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What Is the Best Accounting Software for Restaurants?
By Lori Fairbanks | June 09, 2020

Look for timesaving features, bank and POS integrations, and anytime, anywhere access.

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | June 05, 2020

A break-even analysis is an essential element of financial planning. Here's how to apply it to your business.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | June 04, 2020

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

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

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Outrageous Expense Reports and How to Avoid Expense Fraud
By Sean Peek | May 19, 2020

There is no limit to what some people think is appropriate to charge to the business.

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Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
By business.com editorial staff | May 07, 2020

Find tax consulting services that fit your budget.

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Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
By business.com editorial staff | May 04, 2020

Accountants in the construction industry face unique challenges. Here are four ways to simplify your construction accounting procedures.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.

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How to Protect Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
By Leslie Hassler | April 17, 2020

Follow these six steps to protect your business's cash flow in uncertain times.

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Dollars & Sense: How to Build an Accounting System for Startups
By business.com editorial staff | April 16, 2020

Having a robust accounting system in place right in the early stages of the business helps you build a strong foundation for your business.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | April 14, 2020

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

Article
What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
By Paula Fernandes | April 10, 2020

The triple bottom line is a sustainability-based accounting method that focuses on people, profit and planet. Here's how it works for businesses.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks.

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The Future of Blockchain for Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

While blockchain technology is all the rage right now, it hasn't yet hit its stride.

Advice
How is a limited liability company (LLC) taxed?
By Skye Schooley | 3 Answers | Last Activity on April 08, 2020

What are the different types of taxes an LLC has to pay (e.g. income, state, federal, expenses, etc.)? What are the tax advantages of a filing taxes as an LLC, as opposed to an S-corp or C-corp?

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Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

Following these eight tips can ensure a smooth, pain-free filing process this year.

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How to Decide on Your Company's Fiscal Year
By Catherine vanVonno | April 02, 2020

Choosing when to start your fiscal year is one of the first things you need to do when setting up a new business. It may sound like the easiest thing to do, but this small step has a big impact.