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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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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

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

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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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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card If You Have Bad Credit
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

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When does a startup company have to start paying taxes?
QUESTION | BY Shania Redmon | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/16/20

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 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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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

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

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How can I get a loan for my cleaning business?
QUESTION | BY Nishcole Goggins | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/15/20

I have been in business for a year and seven months, my revenue is under the required revenue of most loan companies that offer loans and the time in business required is two years, along with a...

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
BY Andrew Martins

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/14/20

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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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/14/20

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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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
BY Simone Johnson

Cash flow statements help businesses keep track of their finances. Here's what you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The statement of shareholder equity tells you the value of a business after investors and stockholders are paid out.

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How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

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

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business
BY Simone Johnson

Picking the right accountant is important for your business's financial future. Here's what you should check for when hiring an accountant.

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The Best Business Grants for Women in 2020
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2020 that can help close the gap.

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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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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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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works and How to Calculate Overtime
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Income Statement
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The income statement, which tracks your revenue after expenses, paints a picture of how your business is performing over a period of time.

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The Best iPad Restaurant POS Systems of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've reviewed the best iPad restaurant POS systems for 2020. Read up-to-date comparisons on features and prices for the top iPad POS systems for restaurants.

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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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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The balance sheet is one of the three most important financial statements for business owners, and includes assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
BY Max Freedman

To accurately pay your employees each pay period, you need to understand what to deduct from their paychecks.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Finance tracking can help you keep tabs on the money coming in and going out of your business and aid you in identifying ways to grow your enterprise.

Advice
How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

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

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How Often Should Your Business Run Payroll?
BY Simone Johnson

Knowing how often to run payroll is essential to managing a business.

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How is Blockchain used in accounting?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

I?m putting together a massive financial professional round-up post. If you have just a few minutes to answer this question, it will provide some great exposure for you and your brand. Here is my...