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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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When to Upgrade Your Business Structure
By Lori Fairbanks | February 05, 2019

Taxes too high? Worry about liability? It may be time to upgrade your business structure.

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12 Tax Issues for Startups to Watch
By Scott Gerber | January 09, 2019

A little preparation can save hours – and bills. Here are some things to remember.

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Expense Tracking Services Buying Guide
By Kayla Harrison | January 03, 2019

Which expense tracking service is right for you? Our buying guide explains what to look for in a provider and how to choose the best one for your needs.

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How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Business
By Russell Smith | December 06, 2018

Accounting firms are unique, and selecting the right one is crucial for your business.

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Looking for a Business Credit Card? Discover Exec Highlights What to Consider
By Chad Brooks | October 15, 2018

When used properly, business credit cards can be a valuable tool for small business owner.

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8 Tips for Cutting Wide-Format Printing Costs
By Brian Nadel | September 20, 2018

Wide-format printing can be a budget buster if you don't follow these simple tips.

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Advice
How many small business owners are doing their own accounting/taxes?
By Deborah Jacobs | 14 Answers | Last Activity on September 14, 2018

Now that tax season just ended, I'm curious to know if small business owners filed their own taxes or hired an hourly CPA. If they did it themselves, was it easy or would they hire an accountant in...

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How the New Tax Law Will Affect Your Paycheck
By Marcus Arkan | July 06, 2018

Don't be surprised by a huge tax bill next April.

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Bank of America Executive on What It Takes to Get a Business Loan
By Chad Brooks | June 14, 2018

The head of small business lending highlights the advantages of getting a bank loan.

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Need a POS System? Lightspeed's Dasilva Highlights What to Look For
By Chad Brooks | June 06, 2018

Learn how a POS system can benefit your business.

Advice
How should I pay myself?
By Anthony Addesso | 8 Answers | Last Activity on April 20, 2018

Being the owner of a services company I was wondering if it is better to pay myself with a paycheck, or have tax deductions taken out of each pay check, or just take a draw and try to figure out the...

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10 Personal Finance Rules Every Small Business Should Live By
By Meredith Wood | April 12, 2018

Use these principles to rein in your business's finances.

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Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | March 14, 2018

Here's how you know your startup is ready for an investor.

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Is a $15 Minimum Wage Good for Small Business?
By Andreas Rivera | March 05, 2018

There are pros and cons to this change in wages.

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Are You Paying a Living Wage?
By Adam Uzialko | February 27, 2018

Employees who earn enough to get by improve performance and overall business.

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Why Offering Paid Leave Is Good for Your Business
By Adam Uzialko | February 16, 2018

It's more of an investment than a simple expense.

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Know the Lingo: Construction Accounting Glossary
By Brittney Morgan | February 12, 2018

Do you know your types of prices and various accounting methods?

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How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin' Dots Fortune Around
By Chad Brooks | January 31, 2018

It's no simple thing to turn around a company facing financial ruin.

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Accountancy 101: 5 Tips to Manage Your Small Business's Finances
By Russell Smith | October 03, 2017

Being your own business's accountant can be daunting, but it's possible with some tric

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Making Sure Your Construction Business Gets Paid on Time
By Amy Nichol Smith | July 19, 2017

It all starts with an in-depth knowledge of the contract

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A Guide to Construction Accounting
By Karina Fabian | June 12, 2017

Accounting in the construction business carries some unique challenges.

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Restaurant Accounting Guide
By business.com editorial staff | March 18, 2017

Accounting software, POS systems, inventory trackers and more can help your restaurant.

Advice
What affordable accounting services are startups using?
By Irina Mladenova | 12 Answers | Last Activity on September 02, 2016
Advice
What apps do you recommend for tracking business expenses?
By David Jon | 11 Answers | Last Activity on August 12, 2016

I downloaded Mint recently to better keep track of my personal expenses. Overall, I like the structure of the app and how it categorizes your transactions for you. However, it accounts more for...

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Checks and Balances: What Should You Look for in a Business Bank Account?
By Brett Chatz | February 12, 2016

Not every business bank account is created equal. There are certain benefits to look for before you accept just any business bank account.

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How FinTech Is Changing Business (and Bank Accounts)
By Ryne Landers | January 07, 2016

Bringing some Mountain View innovation to Wall Street's cloistered enclave

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Trim the Fat: 3 Easy Ways To Cut Office Expenses
By AJ Agrawal | November 13, 2015

Have you found yourself a little over budget for the year? Make these simple changes in your office to save some cash.

Advice
How do you properly categorize a company? (LLC, Corp, etc.)
By Andrea Rozman | 6 Answers | Last Activity on October 15, 2015

I'm starting up a new venture with a partner. It's a consulting company, so it's all online - no brick and mortar. She's in one state and I'm in another. What's the best way to file this? Or...

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What Should New Business Owners Expect When Requesting a Bank Loan?
By Deborah Sweeney | September 04, 2015

Asking for a small business loan is a complicated, trying process. But if you prepare, you can begin stacking the odds in your favor.

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Bank Loan Request, Denied: Who Will Help Fund Your Business Now?
By Business.com for LoanMe | August 12, 2015

Alternative Lending Sources to Finance Your Dream Venture