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6 Elements of a Successful Financial Plan for a Small Business
BY Diana Wertz

Improve your chances of growth by covering these bases in your plan.

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How to Manage Funding Grants for your Small Business
BY Ryan Ayers

Many small business owners don't have the finances to fund their own businesses. So they manage their funding and grants themselves.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
BY Matt D'Angelo

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?

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Bootstrapping or Investors: How Should You Fund Your Business?
BY Deborah Sweeney

Is one option better than the other when it comes to your small business?

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Should Your Small Business Bank Online?
BY Andrew Martins

Some banks have eliminated physical branches in favor of computers and mobile devices. Is such an option good for businesses?

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Learn the differences between capital and operating grants, and how to know which option is right for your business.

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Tax Filing Tips for Independent Contractors
BY Andrew Martins

Striking out on your own as an independent contractor comes with its own set of tax hurdles. Follow these tips to help you file your taxes the right way.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
BY Joshua Stowers

Need a business budget? Find out why your business needs to start budget planning.

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Accounting Software Features and Benefits: A Guide for SMBs
BY Simone Johnson

Accounting software helps you record the flow of your company's money and examine your financial condition.

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What Should Employers Know About Their Payroll Records?
BY Simone Johnson

Your business needs to keep payroll records but for how long? Here's what you need to know about storing payroll records.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
BY Matt D'Angelo

Small, short-term loans are ideal for startups and small businesses that need some capital but don't want to be saddled with a lot of debt.

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Overspending Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Overlooking
BY Chris Porteous

For small businesses, every dollar counts. That's why it is important to make sure you aren't overspending in areas you can't afford to.

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Cannabis Investing 4.20
BY Michael Sassano

Rather than be depressed by the current negative readings, investors need to focus and make better choices.

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Financial Formulas Businesses Can Use in Excel
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn business math basics and how to deploy them in Excel.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
BY Katharine Paljug

Merchant cash advances can be risky, but if used correctly, they can be a useful tool. Are they right for your business?

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
BY Adam Uzialko

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.

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Great Online Resources for Improving Accounting Skills
BY Sean Peek

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets. These online resources will help you improve your accounting skills.

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What Are Chargebacks, and How Can You Avoid Them?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a chargeback is, how much it costs, and how you can prevent it from happening.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Accounting
BY Katharine Paljug

Accounting for a nonprofit organization can be complex with the strict tax requirements. This guide will help you stay on top of your nonprofit accounting responsibilities.

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13 Facts You Need to Understand About SBA Default
BY Jason Milleisen

The topics that all borrowers need to understand if they have defaulted, or are in danger of defaulting, on their SBA loan.