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Everything you need to know about how your business can achieve financial success.

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in Finance

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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?

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An Uncharted Path to the New Normal for Venture Capital Firms
By Louis Lehot | June 10, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown economies into disarray. Data shows that a global recession, and maybe even a global depression, is now upon us.

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7 Quick Tips for Negotiating a Business Lease
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Get the office of your dreams within your budget.

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What Is the Best Accounting Software for Restaurants?
By Lori Fairbanks | June 09, 2020

Look for timesaving features, bank and POS integrations, and anytime, anywhere access.

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | June 05, 2020

A break-even analysis is an essential element of financial planning. Here's how to apply it to your business.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | June 04, 2020

Accepting credit card payments by phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

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Save the Planet With These Business and Personal Credit Cards
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | May 29, 2020

Busy entrepreneurs may have charitable impulses but no time to act on them. Why not use business credit which donates directly to charity?

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Is a Walmart Credit Card Right for Your Business?
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

How well does the Walmart credit card compare to other credit cards?

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18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
By Scott Gerber | May 28, 2020

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

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Types of POS Systems
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

Here's what you need to know about various types of POS systems.