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What is the best way to capitalize on a new business idea?
QUESTION | BY Ray Dickerson | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

I am in the business of art production. I have essentially developed a new category/concept of art and my business involves the creation, design, and sale of these unique products. I?ve come up with...

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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

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...

Advice
How are your business finances affected during the COVID-19 pandemic?
QUESTION | BY Stacey Howard | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

As a business owner, how has COVID-19 impacted your business finances? Which challenges are you facing and what are your actions to overcome them?

Advice
What are the duties of a tax accountant?
QUESTION | BY Sofhia Thomas | 14 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/07/20

I am planning to get a tax accountant to manage my company's taxes. I am curious about knowing what the major duties or roles of a tax accountant are.

Advice
When does a startup company have to start paying taxes?
QUESTION | BY Shania Redmon | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/20

I want to start a record label eventually. For now I'm wanting to sell beats and merchandise. Do I have to pay taxes? What if I'm making little to no money at first?

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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.

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

Article
What You Need to Know Before Pitching a Product Idea to Investors
BY Dima Venglinski

Follow these proven strategies to create a successful investment pitch deck – with recommendations on how to avoid missteps when introducing an idea to a funding organization or angel investor.

Advice
How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/31/20

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

Advice
what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/20

I just want to learn ways to explore the accounting industry and how small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of cost-effective accounting services.

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The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2020
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for the best construction software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews, and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

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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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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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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

With mobile credit card processing, you can accept payments from mobile devices. See our picks for the best mobile credit card processors in 2020.

Advice
What are your biggest financial concerns during the coronavirus outbreak?
QUESTION | BY Matthew Gillman | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/24/20

As a SMB owner/professional, how have you been financially impacted by the coronavirus? What precautions are you taking to try and protect yourself financially?

Advice
How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 34 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/24/20

I want to start a business but I don't have any money to start the business with.

Article
10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
BY Adam Uzialko

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

Article
What Are Chargebacks, and How Can You Avoid Them?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a chargeback is, how much it costs, and how you can prevent it from happening.

Article
Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
BY Adam Uzialko

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

Article
The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small business.