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How to Choose a POS Cash Register
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2020

Learn about the differences between a traditional cash register and a POS system.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2020

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | June 26, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your store.

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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Are you properly valuing the services you provide?

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FAQs About the IRS 1040 Tax Form
By Mona Bushnell | June 26, 2020

Here's everything you need to know about tax form 1040 and reporting income.

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Are PEO Payroll Services Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | June 26, 2020

When you need help with your payroll, should you hire a payroll service or a PEO?

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How a Cash Advance Works
By Adam Uzialko | June 26, 2020

A cash advance provides you with fast cash, but is it worth the high price?

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SBA 504 Loans: Program Details and How to Apply
By Dock David Treece | June 26, 2020

The SBA 504 Loan Program is intended to spur economic development. Learn more about SBA 504 loans and how to apply for funding.

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5 POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a cashless system.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | June 24, 2020

Hard money loans are based on the value of real estate or another asset, rather than credit score or debt-to-income ratio. Is this the right type of financing for your business?

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
By Dan Rafter | June 24, 2020

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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What Are 7702 Plans, and How Can They Be Used for Retirement?
By business.com editorial staff | June 22, 2020

These life insurance policies are tax deferred over time to build cash value.

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Oh No, You Didn't! 3 Tips for Preventing Fraud by Employees
By business.com editorial staff | June 22, 2020

Fraud can happen anywhere, by anyone, including your own workers.

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: New Guidance Released by SBA
By Adam Uzialko | June 22, 2020

The SBA extended the deadline for businesses to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans to May 18. Here's what to know about returning your funds.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
By Adam Uzialko | June 19, 2020

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. How can your business accept them?

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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check? What Is the HEROES Act?
By Adam Uzialko | June 19, 2020

The HEROES Act, a $3 trillion spending bill intended to further address the economic impact of COVID-19, includes a second check for individual taxpayers. But it has to pass the Senate first.

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How Tokenization Can Democratize Your Business Investments and Transform Your Capital
By Alex Rosen | June 18, 2020

Blockchain offers some incredible finance opportunities, but is it right for your business?

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | June 18, 2020

Learn about high-risk business loans and potential financing alternatives.

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$15 Minimum Wage: How Have SMBs Been Affected?
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

When a city or state government increases the minimum wage, small business owners have no choice but to comply. How are minimum wage increases affecting small businesses?

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
By Simone Johnson | June 16, 2020

Learn about credit card processing fees and how to negotiate for lower costs.

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How to Change Your Business Structure
By business.com editorial staff | June 15, 2020

Is your original business structure no longer a good fit for your company? Change it.

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How to Attract Investors During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | June 15, 2020

If you have been turned down by banks for funding, it is critical to ensure you take the steps needed to make your business investor-friendly.

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Simone Johnson | June 15, 2020

Should you consider a merchant cash advance or working capital loan to alleviate your cash flow problems? Or would that make things worse?

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Buying a Business: The Pros and Cons of Seller Financing
By business.com editorial staff | June 12, 2020

Buying a business through seller financing is an overlooked option. How does it work? How do both parties get a good deal?

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
By Adam Uzialko | June 12, 2020

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.

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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
By Catherine vanVonno | June 11, 2020

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?