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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

With mobile credit card processing, you can accept payments from mobile devices. See our picks for the best mobile credit card processors in 2020.

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The Best Merchant Services of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

See our expert and unbiased reviews of the top 10 merchant services. Compare 2020's top-ranked merchant account services for free at business.com.

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How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
BY Andrew Martins

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

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Can You Survive as a Cash-Only Restaurant?
BY business.com editorial staff

Can you go cash only and thrive?

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Looking for the best small business loan provider? We have expert reviews and feature comparisons of the top business loan providers.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get a Business Loan.
BY Sean Peek

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
BY Adam Uzialko

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.

Advice
Any helpful primers I should know about before I apply for a bank loan?
QUESTION | BY Renata Harrison | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/22/20

I want to apply for a small business loan. The banks I have researched so far have pretty tight standards for applying. Is there anything I can show or do beforehand to increase my chances of getting...

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Got Turned Down for SBA 7(a) or 7(b) Funding? What to Do Now
BY Rapid Finance

If you were unable to secure an SBA loan to keep your business afloat during COVID-19, you have other options. Here's what to do if you were turned down for an SBA loan.

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How to Finance Business Expenses Not Covered by SBA Loans
BY Rapid Finance

The response to COVID-19 led to the development of SBA loan programs, but they only cover certain expenses. Here's how to finance your remaining expenses not covered by the SBA loans.

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How to Improve Your Financial Literacy
BY Lil Roberts

Entrepreneurs must develop financial literacy, a critical skill set for business growth, profitability and success. They can increase their financial literacy by understanding some of the basics and...

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How to Spend Paycheck Protection Program Funds and Obtain Forgiveness
BY Adam Uzialko

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.

Advice
How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 30 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I want to start a business but I don't have any money to start the business with.

Advice
Does the credit I build for a holding company carry over to its subsidiaries?
QUESTION | BY Allen Young | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I want to start a holding company with many subsidiaries for the benefits of tax, liability, and credit... When forming an LLC as a holding company; and then a subsidiary as an LLC, would any...

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How can we obtain funding for our solar power business idea?
QUESTION | BY Peter Madia | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

We want to build a solar power on a 50 hectares farm, we already have the land. We want to solve for our country, South Africa, experiencing issues with load shedding due to areas in the country not...

Advice
How can I add a CSV of insurance and finance data to my website?
QUESTION | BY Messi Wealth | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I want to display information about finance, insurance, investment, and wealth data in a CSV format on my website to ensure readers have the information.

Advice
What are the pros and cons of accepting credit cards as a small business?
QUESTION | BY Tamara Kenney | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I am a relatively small business (I work full time M-F and have a small business I run nights and weekends). Not sure if it would be beneficial for me to begin accepting CC as a form of payment. I...

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How can I Increase my Mobile App Downloads & Installs?
QUESTION | BY Deep Gajbe | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I created mobile application for my business, a Wealth Management & Investments Service. I'm hoping people will download the app and find it useful but how can I get more people to download it?