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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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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.

Advice
How do I import Home Depot purchase receipts in QuickBooks?
By Marie Faulkner | 4 Answers | Last Activity on March 23, 2020

I do remolding and help real estate investors buy almost every other day at Home Depot. Then we go back to the office and hire someone part time to enter each receipt with the client's property name....

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 23, 2020

Business budgets are necessary for keeping a finger on the pulse of your business's financial health. Download our free business budget template and learn how to use it.

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How Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?
By business.com editorial staff | March 19, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you're the one paying yourself, and it's not always a steady income.

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How to Plan a Budget for Your Side Hustle
By Adam Uzialko | March 16, 2020

Trying to grow your side hustle into a business? Proper budgeting and financial planning are key. Here's how to budget for your side hustle.

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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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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | February 28, 2020

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | February 27, 2020

Find out what makes up a cash flow statement and why it's important for your business.

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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?

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Accounting Software Features and Benefits: A Guide for SMBs
By Simone Johnson | February 19, 2020

Accounting software helps you record the flow of your company's money and examine your financial condition.

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Financial Formulas Businesses Can Use in Excel
By Mona Bushnell | February 17, 2020

Learn business math basics and how to deploy them in Excel.

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Great Online Resources for Improving Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2020

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets. These online resources will help you improve your accounting skills.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Accounting
By Katharine Paljug | February 13, 2020

Accounting for a nonprofit organization can be complex with the strict tax requirements. This guide will help you stay on top of your nonprofit accounting responsibilities.

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Which Is Better: Cash- or Accrual-Based Business Accounting?
By Sean Peek | February 06, 2020

There are a couple methods of analysis you can use to determine the financial health of your business. But which is best?

Advice
Need a suggestion for accounting software for landscaping business?
By Annmarie Long | 18 Answers | Last Activity on December 03, 2019

Just getting ready to set up books and records and am looking for cloud based solution that will handle contract accounting . What are people using?

Article
SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

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How to Prepare Your Business for the 2020 Tax Season
By Tracy Watson | October 08, 2019

Even though the 2020 tax season is still a few months off, there are some steps you can be taking now to ensure the process goes smoothly when it does arrive.

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11 Brilliant Ways Your Small Business Can Save Money
By Megan Totka | September 20, 2019

These smart tips will help you cut expenses and boost your bank account balance.

Advice
What's the best bookkeeping accounting software to reconcile transaction history from the previous 12-24 months?
By Jeston McMoore | 3 Answers | Last Activity on September 12, 2019

What's the best bookkeeping accounting software to reconcile transaction history from the previous 12-24 months? We're looking for something that will help us during tax season and something that can...

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Why Every Company Should Have a Business Savings Account
By Ken Gosnell | September 04, 2019

Businesses often live from payroll to payroll. Smart business leaders understand the power of saving for future growth.

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Talking Shop: Smart Financial Habits Your Small Business Needs to Be Practicing
By Chad Brooks | August 26, 2019

Keeping on top of your finances is critical to the success of your business.

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5 Ways to Find a Niche for Your Startup
By Brian J. Roberts | August 16, 2019

Here's how to identify your niche and find a market need to base your business on.

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How to Keep Your Business Out of Bankruptcy
By Matthew Debbage | July 09, 2019

Managing your debt is critical to avoiding bankruptcy

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Slaying Bureaucracy in Your Small Business
By Kurt Rathmann | June 24, 2019

With the right tech, you can can tame paperwork and finances and run your business.

Advice
How do you recommend we resolve an issue with our billing company?
By Amy Pace | 3 Answers | Last Activity on June 12, 2019

We recently changed to a "professional" billing company, during the selection phase asked all the appropriate questions. After signing a contract, billing company wouldn't respond to emails,...

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It's Time for a Universal Business OS
By Kurt Rathmann | April 26, 2019

A unified business operating system would eliminate repetitive administrative tasks.

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Inside Job: How to Create a Fraud Response Plan
By Kelly Todd | April 23, 2019

Businesses need a fraud response plan in place to deal with embezzlement.

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12 Tax Write-Offs for Real Estate Agents
By Tracy Watson | April 01, 2019

Use these loopholes to simplify your tax preparation.

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Translating Finances: Is Math the Same Everywhere?
By Sean Hopwood | March 10, 2019

Translating financial data is not just about the numbers.