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Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

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How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Find out how you can reduce the amount you pay for transactions.

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How do I determine the best place to invest in real estate?
By Joseph V. Scorese | 9 Answers | Last Activity on January 18, 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...

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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How should I set the prices for my new clothing brand?
By Dashia Saunderlin | 14 Answers | Last Activity on January 16, 2021

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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Fighting Post-Holiday Chargebacks in 2021
By Adrian DeGus | January 15, 2021

While the holiday season is a lucrative time for merchants, the inevitable holiday hangover of chargebacks is less welcome. Here's how to ease the process and increase how much you recoup.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | January 15, 2021

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

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The Best Merchant Services of 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | January 15, 2021

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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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
By Simone Johnson | January 14, 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.

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The Truth About Free Credit Card Processing
By Mona Bushnell | January 13, 2021

Here's how to minimize your credit card processing fees the legal way.

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The Pros and Cons of Borrowing From Your 401(k) Plan
By John Riddle | January 13, 2021

You can borrow from your 401(k), but is it the best solution to your money problems?

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Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 13, 2021

Credit cards can be an effective way to fund your small business if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the many perks available to you.

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How do you recommend we resolve an issue with our billing company?
By Amy Pace | 4 Answers | Last Activity on January 12, 2021

We recently changed to a "professional" billing company, during the selection phase asked all the appropriate questions. After signing a contract, billing company wouldn't respond to emails,...

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | January 12, 2021

Even if it isn't your forte, you still need to know the basics of accounting to ensure your business is being run right. Here are 11 accounting tips all small business owners should follow.

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Credit Card Processing Scams (and Other Things to Look Out For)
By Adam Uzialko | January 11, 2021

Don't get caught in one of these common credit card processing scams.

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9 Ways to Take the Pain out of Your Bookkeeping
By Micah Fraim | January 08, 2021

Your business's books don't have to be such an annoyance.

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10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

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The Pandemic Recession Calls for a Whole New Collections Playbook
By Sachin Goyal | January 07, 2021

The pandemic has led to an escalating debt crisis, with businesses facing mountains of late or unpaid invoices. You need to be tactful in how you collect late customer payments, however.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Simone Johnson | January 07, 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.

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5 Tips to Keep Control of Company Credit Card Accountability
By Steven Johansson | January 07, 2021

Increase accountability for your company's credit card holders.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

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Why Businesses Should Consider a Merchant Cash Advance
By Chad Otar | January 07, 2021

A merchant cash advance can be a valuable tool for small businesses with outstanding invoices.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2021
By Chad Brooks | January 06, 2021

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

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The Best Tax Debt Relief Services of 2021
By Andrew Martins | January 06, 2021

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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Domestic and Global Economic Recovery in 2021 Depends on the Course of COVID-19
By Nicole Fallon | January 06, 2021

KeyBank's Q4 Economic Outlook Report explores the prospect of economic recovery in 2021 and how the pandemic will influence consumer spending, business performance, and global growth.