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PayPal vs. Merchant Account: What’s the Difference?
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Learn the difference between PayPal and merchant accounts, and decide which credit card system works best for your business.

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Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

If your business relies on credit card purchases, it's important to comply with the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know.

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POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

POS systems do more than capture sales at the point of sale. They can run detailed reports on everything from inventory to sales, giving you deeper insight

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Over the Phone
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

You may already be accepting credit cards online or in person, but how do you accept credit card payments over the phone and reduce your risk of fraud?

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Should You Pick the Cheapest Payroll Service?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

If you're a new business owner, chances are you're looking for an affordable payroll option. But you know what they say – you get what you pay for.

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Find out if lenders consider your business high risk and which financing options are available to you if they do.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

These steps will help you get your business loan application approved and secure the funding your business needs.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Every new business needs capital, but starting out with a large amount of debt can be a burden. Here's a rundown of small loan options to consider.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

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.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Applying for an SBA loan is an arduous process, whereas alternative loans are quick and easy, but interest rates vary widely.

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Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
By Dachondra Cason | June 29, 2022

Is your business considered a high risk by your credit card processor? Here's how to know and what that means for you.

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Guide to Merchant Accounts
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Learn what a merchant account is, why your business might need one, how to set it up, and what other payment options there are in this informative guide.

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How to File Employee Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | June 29, 2022

This guide to filing payroll taxes can help any business with employees better manage their payroll and meet their tax obligations.

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Customers prefer using their credit and debit cards for most purchases. Does it make sense for your restaurant to continue accepting cash?

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

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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How to Accept Apple Pay
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Apple Pay is a fast, contactless mobile payment option that's secure for businesses and users. Learn how your business can start accepting Apple Pay.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Learn how you can accept credit card payments from your smartphone or tablet.

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | June 29, 2022

While FreshBooks is popular accounting software, others might work better for your company. Learn about some alternatives.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner’s Guide
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Accepting credit card payments is a must for nearly every business. Here's what you need to know to get started.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Process?
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

When you're running a business, an efficient accounts payable (AP) process is critical. Here's how accounts payable works and how to set up an AP process.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Learn how to run payroll for your small business's employees.

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

When you're looking for your first POS system, free options can be tempting. But is a free POS system right for your business?

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What Are Solo 401(k)s?
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Solo 401(k)s offer those who are self-employed a great way to save money for retirement. Here is how they work.

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Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
By Jennifer Dublino | June 29, 2022

Find out which credit card processing fees you can expect, which ones you should never pay, and how to negotiate better rates for your company.

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How to Improve Your Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Accounting skills are always in high demand. Here are the skills all accountants and entrepreneurs should focus on improving.

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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | June 29, 2022

When a client doesn't pay you for a construction project, what do you do? Read about your options in our guide.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) ensure accurate financial reporting and help investors make informed choices. Learn GAAP's rules.

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What Are Assets in Accounting?
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

An asset in accounting is any company-controlled resource that generates an economic benefit for the owner.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Hard money loans make sense for businesses that need fast capital or can't access other financing, but a payback plan is key for this type of lending.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | June 29, 2022

Accounting challenges don't have to break your company. Here's how to overcome them.