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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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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | September 29, 2020

To create a proper budget, you'll want to consider both your fixed and variable expenses. Here are some examples of each.

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What Are Cash Flow Statements?
By Simone Johnson | September 23, 2020

Cash flow statements break down the financial status of your company to show the money flowing in and out.

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
By Simone Johnson | September 11, 2020

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

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How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business
By Simone Johnson | September 10, 2020

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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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 03, 2020

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 | September 02, 2020

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 | August 31, 2020

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

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5 Simple Steps to Valuing Your Small Business
By Russell Smith | August 19, 2020

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.

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Must-Have Tools to Keep Self-Employed Finances in Order
By Max Freedman | August 10, 2020

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. These tools make it easier to keep your finances in order.

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The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2020
By Joshua Stowers | July 27, 2020

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 | July 23, 2020

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 | July 22, 2020

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 | 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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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?

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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.