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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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Forget the Checks: 3 Reasons Why Your Construction Company Should Accept Credit Card Payments
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

Learn about the advantages to accepting credit card payments.

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How AI and Automation Technology Can Help Accountants
By business.com editorial staff | March 26, 2020

There is a right way to strike a balance between human brainpower and modern technology.

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9 Things to Look for in a Business Checking Account
By Meredith Wood | March 11, 2020

The business checking account you choose matters. Here's what to look for.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
By Matt D'Angelo | February 24, 2020

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?