Home

Product and service reviews are conducted independently by our editorial team, but we sometimes make money when you click on links. Learn more.

Finance

Everything you need to know about how your business can achieve financial success.

Presented by in Partnership with
Rapid Finance
Last Updated: February 24, 2021

Expert Business Financial Advice, Tips and Resources

The Best Financial Products and Services

More Best Picks

Trending Financial Articles

Expert Financial Advice from the business.com Community

Get answers to your pressing business questions directly from finance professionals in our community.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in Finance

Article
How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

There are steps you can take in the event you do not get your payment.

Article
How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

Article
Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Online payment app usage is surging. There are pros and cons to accepting this payment method.

Article
Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Business checking account fees can eat away at your profits and impact your cash flow if you aren't careful. Before you choose a business checking account, make sure you know what fees it may charge.

Category
The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 24, 2021

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

Advice
When does a startup company have to start paying taxes?
By Shania Redmon | 11 Answers | Last Activity on February 23, 2021

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?

Article
From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 23, 2021

Debt collection occurs in phases, and although it can seem overwhelming, there are options for relief.

Category
The Best Online Payroll Services of 2021
By Chad Brooks | February 22, 2021

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2021. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

Advice
How do I get funding for a business startup?
By Onke Makalima | 5 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

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
I have a billion dollar idea, but no money. What are my funding options?
By Sabrina Johnson | 10 Answers | Last Activity on February 20, 2021

My idea is to get everyone involved in children's lives. Take the power away from iPads and tablets, and put it back in the hands of human beings. I want to do this in a fun, educational way. I have...

Category
The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 19, 2021

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

Article
PCI Compliance: What It Means for Your Digital Security
By Zahra Bajgiran | February 18, 2021

If your business accepts credit cards, PCI compliance is essential.

Advice
As a small business, is it better to save money and do my taxes myself or hire a professional?
By Corey Miner | 72 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

This is my first year owning my own business. I've always done my own personal taxes but I have no experience filing taxes as an owner to a new business. We have hired several employees that I have...

Advice
How can I Increase my Mobile App Downloads & Installs?
By Deep Gajbe | 8 Answers | Last Activity on February 18, 2021

I created mobile application for my business, a Wealth Management & Investments Service. I'm hoping people will download the app and find it useful but how can I get more people to download it?

Article
Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

Article
How Do Nonrecourse Loans Work?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Nonrecourse loans aren't popular for businesses, but they're a way to borrow money for a long-term project without a personal guarantee.

Advice
How will charitable contributions (on behalf of my business) impact my business's taxes?
By Colette Hamilton | 8 Answers | Last Activity on February 15, 2021

Which types of charities can we donate to that will also allow us to receive a deduction? Are there certain types of businesses that are not eligible for this type of deduction? Are we also eligible...

Advice
How do I determine the best place to invest in real estate?
By Joseph V. Scorese | 12 Answers | Last Activity on February 12, 2021

I am looking for to buy real estate in the Philadelphia area for investment? How do I determine the best neighborhood to invest in and should I go single family or multi family? The rates are so...

Article
Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | February 12, 2021

Accounting software is critical to virtually every business. These 10 bookkeeping tools are recommended by small business owners for their ease of use, versatility and effectiveness.

Category
The Best Credit Card Processors of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | February 10, 2021

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

Article
How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | February 10, 2021

A stock purchase agreement outlines the sale of company stock to buyers. Here's how to create a stock purchase agreement, along with a helpful template.

Category
The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
By Simone Johnson | February 09, 2021

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

Article
Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 05, 2021

If your small business is in need of capital, angel investors are an option you can turn to for funding. Here's everything you need to know about finding an angel investor.

Article
4 Tips to Help You Secure Funding From International Investors
By Howard Goldstein | February 05, 2021

International investors present a big opportunity for startups in need of capital.

Article
Understanding and Utilizing Total Compensation Packages
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

Total compensation helps employers attract top talent and grasp the full related costs of each full-time employee.

Category
The Best Factoring Companies of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 03, 2021

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.

Article
Sponsored Content
Beyond the Paycheck Protection Program: Loans to Supplement PPP Funding
By Nicole Fallon | February 03, 2021

A PPP loan can help struggling businesses, but it's not the only option if you need more of a financial boost.

Article
Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

Article
Everything You Need to Know About Installment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 03, 2021

Installment loans are a viable funding option for many small businesses. Before you take one out, check out our guide.

Article
Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

Private equity and venture capital funding are both considered alternative investments, but there are significant differences between the two.