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Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
Online payment app usage is surging. There are pros and cons to accepting this payment method.
Donna Fuscaldo
Donna Fuscaldo
From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
Debt collection occurs in phases, and although it can seem overwhelming, there are options for relief.
Kiely Kuligowski
Kiely Kuligowski
Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.
Donna Fuscaldo
Donna Fuscaldo
Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
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.
Donna Fuscaldo
Donna Fuscaldo
How Do Nonrecourse Loans Work?
Nonrecourse loans aren't popular for businesses, but they're a way to borrow money for a long-term project without a personal guarantee.
Donna Fuscaldo
Donna Fuscaldo

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What SMBs Need to Know When Choosing a Small Business Loan
By Mike Berner | January 26, 2023

Read what experts say about obtaining funding for a small business.

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19 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | January 23, 2023

With the IRS planning to ramp up the number of audits it will do in 2021, it's important that you know how to avoid scrutiny from the IRS.

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Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

No matter what type of taxes you need help preparing, it's crucial to choose the right business tax consultant – and one whose prices fit into your budget.

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How to Charge Interest and Late Fees on Unpaid Invoices
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Customers not paying? Here's how you can successfully charge interest and late fees on unpaid invoices.

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Credit Card Receivables Financing
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Credit card receivables are a vital short-term financing source. Learn how to leverage your credit card receivables to get cash for your business quickly.

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How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

It can be difficult to keep up with the costs associated with running a farm. Low-interest agricultural loans help farmers stay afloat.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Considering a merchant cash advance for your business? Before accepting one, learn the pros and cons.

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Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Here's a look at seven questions lenders ask small business borrowers and the reason for each one.

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Which Is Better: Cash- or Accrual-Based Business Accounting?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Cash- and accrual-based business accounting are analysis methods for determining a business's financial health. Learn which is right for your business.

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

A break-even analysis helps you identify how much your business must sell to recoup costs. Learn how to use it to make smart decisions for your business.

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Cash on Call: 5 Super-Fast Providers of Small Business Loans
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

If your small business needs money fast, these five loan providers can make the application process seamless and deliver your funds quickly.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

All businesses have both fixed and variable expenses. Here are the differences between the two.

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The SBSS Score Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters When Applying for a Loan
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Your SBSS score matters when you're applying for a small business loan. Here's what you need to know.

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5 Trending Digital Payment Methods: Is Your Business Ready For Them?
By Sammi Caramela | January 23, 2023

Check out the latest and most popular digital payments services to help you decide which one is right for your business.

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How FinTech Is Changing Business (and Bank Accounts)
By Ryne Landers | January 23, 2023

FinTech is the financial technology fueling innovation in payment processing, lending, wealth management, and more. Learn how FinTech is changing business.

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Business Debt: How Much Is Too Much to Carry?
By Chad Brooks | January 23, 2023

Debt can be a useful way to start your business, but without proper management and care, things can turn ugly quickly.

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How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | January 23, 2023

This guide explains how self-employed people can make Roth IRA contributions to save for their retirement.

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8 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

There are risks when your business handles sensitive payment data. Here are eight things most don't know about credit card processing.

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10 Credit Card Payment Services for Small Business Owners
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Ready for your business to accept credit cards? Consider these 10 credit card payment services to choose the right one for your small business.

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There’s a Fee for That: Pros and Cons of Surcharging Credit Cards
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Should you start surcharging to mitigate credit card processing fees? Learn the pros and cons of surcharging, as well as some alternatives.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | January 23, 2023

When your small business needs a funding source, you may consider a loan or try crowdfunding. Learn how to choose the right option for your business.

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5 Ways to Reduce Operational Costs for Your Small Business
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Because small businesses operate on tight margins, sustaining a healthy profit is critical. Learn how to increase revenue and reduce expenses. 

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5 Ways to Drastically Cut Business Costs
By Katharine Paljug | January 23, 2023

Small businesses often have slim profit margins. Learn how to cut expenses to boost cash flow, invest in growth and lower prices without impacting revenue.

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You Can Do It: How to Start a Business Without a Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Debt isn't the only way! Here are alternatives to getting a loan in order to start your business.

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The 4 Biggest Red Flags in Credit Card Processing
By business.com editorial staff | January 23, 2023

Learn to identify the ways credit card processors try to trick you into spending more on fees and equipment.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By Dachondra Cason | January 23, 2023

Understanding the distinction between accountants and bookkeepers can save your business a lot of money.

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How to Improve Your Small Business’s Cash Flow
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Cash flow is critical for businesses, so managing it is key. Here's how to improve your business's cash flow situation.

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A Guide to Restaurant Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Here's what you should consider before selecting a credit card processor for your restaurant.

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Understanding Omnichannel Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Your payment processing should be convenient and professional across all channels. Learn why you should offer omnichannel payments.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | January 23, 2023

Most entrepreneurs turn to small business loans when seeking startup cash, but there are other ways to raise working capital for a store. Learn more here.