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PayPal vs. Merchant Account: What's the Difference?
By Jennifer Dublino | November 17, 2021

Learn about PayPal and how it is different from a merchant account to choose the best credit card processing solution for your business.

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How to Process Accounts Receivable: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Jamie Johnson | November 17, 2021

Learn why offering credit helps your bottom line and how to manage customer payments.

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Despite Increasing Demand, Amazon Drivers Say They’re Happier Than Other Gig Workers
By business.com editorial staff | November 18, 2021

Three in four of Amazon drivers expressed satisfaction with their pay, and 59 percent were pleased with their workloads.

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State of Small Business Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 17, 2021

It's a good time to be in the market for a small business loan. Interest rates are low, lenders have money to put to work, and underwriting standards are easing.

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Credit Card Processing Guide
By Jennifer Dublino | November 16, 2021

Letting your customers pay for purchases with credit cards can increase sales, but navigating this process might seem overwhelming. Here's what you need to know.

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What Is Cyber Extortion?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 15, 2021

Cyber extortion is when hackers gain access to your computer system, hijack your data or website, and demand a ransom.

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How to Get the Best Credit Card Machine for Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | November 15, 2021

There is a variety of credit card machines with different capabilities and price points. Here's what to look for when choosing one.

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What Is a Cyber Insurance Risk Assessment?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 15, 2021

To get cyber insurance, you'll need a cyber insurance risk assessment to identify your system's vulnerabilities. Here's how it works.

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Everything You Need to Know About NFC Mobile Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | November 11, 2021

Does your business need to accept NFC payments? You might if your customers use smartphones to pay for purchases.

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What Is Actual Cash Value in Business Property Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 11, 2021

If you're considering business property insurance, it's crucial to understand the difference between actual cash value and replacement cost.

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Business owners must be aware of payroll liabilities or they'll face repercussions from employees, payroll services and the IRS. Here's what you need to know.

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Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Employers have distinct responsibilities for payroll taxes. Learn how to calculate payroll taxes and comply with payroll tax rules.

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What Is a Cloud-Based Phone System?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

Many popular business tools now operate from the cloud, including modern phone systems. Will a cloud-based phone system work for your business?

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What Is a Cloud PBX?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

A cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) is a modern way for companies to communicate and route calls via the internet. Learn what to look for in a cloud PBX system.

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What Is Interactive Voice Response (IVR)?
By Jeff Hale | November 11, 2021

IVR systems can save your business time and money and boost customer satisfaction. Learn how IVR works.

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What Is Employee Benefits Management and Administration?
By Sean Peek | November 10, 2021

Managing employee benefits can take a lot of time and energy, but numerous software options can help you with employee benefits management.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are a set of rules used for financial reporting in the U.S. Learn more about GAAP standards and why they matter for U.S. companies.

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Accounts Payable vs. Accounts Receivable: What You Need to Know
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Accounts receivable is the money your business brings in, while accounts payable is the money your business owes its suppliers and vendors.

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6 Direct Deposit Alternatives
By Julie Thompson | November 09, 2021

Direct deposit is a popular way to handle paychecks, but it might not be right for every employee. Here are some other options.

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16 HR Tools Every HR Manager Needs
By Sean Peek | November 09, 2021

Using the right human resources tools is the key to success for any HR department. These options will help your organization increase productivity and efficiency.

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Wave Accounting Software Alternatives
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Looking for an alternative to Wave accounting software? These seven Wave alternatives include project management and time-tracking features.

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Builder's Risk Insurance: Not Just for Builders
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 08, 2021

Anyone with a financial stake in a property being built should consider builder's risk insurance. Here's what you need to know.

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Commercial Car Insurance Laws by State
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 08, 2021

If you're driving without appropriate coverage, you can be ticketed and fined. Find out your state's requirements for commercial auto coverage.

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What Is Commercial Liability Auto Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 08, 2021

If you use vehicles in the operation of your business, you'll need commercial auto liability insurance.

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What Is Intellectual Property Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 04, 2021

Without this coverage, your business could risk paying millions of dollars in legal battles.

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What Is Coinsurance in Business?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 04, 2021

Coinsurance for small businesses applies mainly to business property, such as vehicles, buildings and office equipment. Here's what business owners need to know.

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What Is a Cyber Attack?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | November 04, 2021

Discover the type of damage a cyber attack can do to any business, and some of the top ways to prevent them.

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What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Julie Thompson | November 04, 2021

Merit increases can boost worker productivity and retention, but you need to know if they're right for your business and the best ways to implement them.

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Guide to Merchant Accounts
By Jennifer Dublino | November 03, 2021

Learn what a merchant account is, why your business might need one, and how to set it up.

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Understanding Data Breach vs. Cyber Liability Insurance
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 03, 2021

Both insurance types cover data breach costs, like lost revenue and credit monitoring, but cyber insurance adds more protection.

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What Is Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 03, 2021

Directors and officers insurance is designed to protect people who represent the company through the board of directors or as officers against personal losses if they're sued.

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Onboarding vs. Orientation: What's the Difference?
By Sean Peek | November 03, 2021

Many people conflate onboarding and orientation, but these two important HR processes have key differences that set employees up for success.

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What Is Subrogation in Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 03, 2021

Subrogation is a way for your insurer to recoup losses from an incident where a third party is at fault. Here's what business owners should know about subrogation.

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When Is Auto Insurance Tax Deductible?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 02, 2021

You have several tax strategies to consider for your business vehicle and insurance deductions. Learn what you can write off for auto insurance, mileage and more.

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What Is Tail Insurance in Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | November 02, 2021

Tail coverage can protect your business when an incident that happened during coverage gets reported after a policy expires.

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What Is Employee Self-Service?
By Sean Peek | November 02, 2021

Employee self-service portals are increasingly popular in human resources information systems because they improve efficiency, accuracy and accessibility.

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Email Design Guide (With Examples)
By Rachelle Gordon | November 02, 2021

Email marketing is crucial for businesses of all types, but creating engaging content isn't difficult. Discover how you can design stunning and sales-boosting emails in this complete guide.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Because the payroll process has many moving parts, payroll reports can clarify labor costs, budgets and compliance issues.

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2021

Employers keep paycheck records to meet state and federal storage requirements. Here's how to manage and store records that pertain to payroll.

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How to Accept Mobile Payments via SMS
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2021

SMS payments are growing in popularity as an alternative payment option. Here's how to get started accepting SMS payments for your business.

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How to Accept ACH Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2021

Small business owners should consider payment methods beyond cash, checks and credit cards. See if ACH payments are right for your company.

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What Is Risk in Business Insurance?
By Nicole Urbanowicz | November 01, 2021

In insurance, risk is the chance of an adverse or unexpected event that results in an insurance claim. Learn how insurance companies assess risk and what your business should do to mitigate it.

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Only Six Percent of Windows-Based Companies Have Fully Migrated to Windows 11
By business.com editorial staff | November 02, 2021

Nearly 3 in 4 IT professionals who’ve installed the new operating system are pleased with its performance

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What Is a POS System? (And Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

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Email Retargeting Campaigns and Best Practices
By Rachelle Gordon | October 19, 2021

Email marketing is most effective when customers receive content that resonates with them. Retargeting emails are both personalized and pertinent. Learn how to use retargeting in your campaigns.

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Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | October 19, 2021

Compliance is critical if your business relies on credit cards, but you need to know what the rules are and who makes them.

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Why You Should Ditch No-Reply Emails
By Rachelle Gordon | October 19, 2021

Digital marketing is a crucial tool for conversion, but no-reply emails hurt your messages. Find out why no-reply messages are problematic and learn alternatives in this guide.

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Creating an Employee-Centric Company Culture Will Not Be the Death of Your Business
By Jennifer Post | October 19, 2021

Companies with an employee-centric culture are surrounded by employees who take pride in the business and feel valued and encouraged to make suggestions.

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Venmo for Business: Is It Right for You?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 18, 2021

Venmo isn't just for Gen Z anymore. Venmo for Business is an easy, contactless payment solution small businesses should consider. Here's what you need to know.