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How to Find Business Investors
BY Matt D'Angelo

Need an investor to help you grow your startup? Here's how to find an investor and which types to look for.

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How should I set the prices for my new clothing brand?
QUESTION | BY Dashia Saunderlin | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/27/20

I just started my own clothing called Crowns Clothing Collection that I want to sell at an affordable price for my target market. Crowns Clothing Collection is targeted towards teens and young adults...

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
BY Dock David Treece

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/24/20

Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one? What are the things you should look for in a...

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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/23/20

Here in Ghana, it is difficult and expensive to get a loan usually with a very high-interest rate. Can anyone give me advice and information on where I can get a loan of US $500,000 for a period of 5...

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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

A business line of credit and a business credit card are both useful tools for managing your business's finances. Find out which one is right for you.

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What are the best practices for maintaining books and records?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/23/20

I have been working on a startup on the side and am incurring expenses. I have not set up any accounting software or record books and realize I need to start. I don't have a lot of expenses so...

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

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Pad That Bank Account: 6 Strategies for Companies Raising Capital
BY Faizan Raza

Whether you run a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you need capital to grow. Here are six strategies for raising capital as a small business owner.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About IRS Form 1099
BY Dock David Treece

If your business pays independent contractors or vendors for freelance work, rent, or other items, you'll need to fill out IRS Form 1099.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what severance pay is and when you should offer it.

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What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 46 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/19/20

I know a lot of people use Quickbooks. Is this the best accounting software for new businesses? Is there something else easier, more cost effective or should I go with what seems to be widely used?

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2020? We review the top-rated services.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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The Best Merchant Services of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

See our expert and unbiased reviews of the top 10 merchant services. Compare 2020's top-ranked merchant account services for free at business.com.

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Which Business Credit Card Fees Are Tax-Deductible?
BY Dock David Treece

Can you deduct that credit card fee? Find out which credit card fees are tax-deductible.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2020
BY Chad Brooks

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2020. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

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5 Ways to Consolidate Business Debt
BY Dock David Treece

Learn how to use business debt consolidation to simply your business loan payments and get a lower interest rate.

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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
BY Julie Thompson

If you have multiple business debts, you may be considering business debt consolidation to simplify your payments. Here's what you need to know before deciding if it's right for your business.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
BY Simone Johnson

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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When Your Business Can No Longer Pay Rent Due to COVID-19
BY Austin Andrukaitis

If your business can no longer pay rent, here are five options available as a lifeline.

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Embracing Emerging Technologies in the Remote Work World
BY Nicole Fallon

KeyBank relied on emerging technologies to transition its team to remote work during the pandemic.

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The Best Tax Debt Relief Services of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Looking for the best tax debt relief service? We have easy-to-read, unbiased expert reviews and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest services.

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Your Guide to Small Business Tax Forms
BY Andrew Martins

What tax forms are you required to submit for your small business? When are they due to the IRS? Here's what you need to know.

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Business Financing Options for Every Credit Score
BY Dock David Treece

Regardless of your credit score, there are financing options available to fund your small business. Here are some ways to get the funding you need, even if your credit is less than stellar.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
BY Dock David Treece

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2020
BY Max Freedman

Franchises are a way to own and run your own business, without having to put in the legwork to determine what to sell or how to market it.

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How to Find Funding for Your Small Business
BY Jacob Wolinsky

Securing funding for your business can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of work and planning, you can get the money you need to build your dream business.

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
BY Dock David Treece

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.