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Helcim Review
By Jennifer Dublino | April 06, 2022

Helcim makes credit card processing simple and affordable for small businesses. It offers retail, mobile, and virtual credit card processing solutions with transparent pricing and month-to-month...

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Square Review
By Skye Schooley | April 06, 2022

Square is the simplest and fastest way to accept credit cards using a smartphone or tablet. It has clear, affordable pricing with no contracts, credit checks or complicated setup processes, so you...

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Payment Depot Review
By Jennifer Dublino | April 06, 2022

Like other top processing companies, Payment Depot uses interchange-plus pricing, but it's membership-based, so there's no percentage markup, just a per-transaction fee and a monthly membership fee....

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ProMerchant Review
By Jamie Johnson | April 06, 2022

ProMerchant is a credit card processor that offers transparent interchange plus rates and multiple pricing plans. If your business is considered "high risk," such as a check-cashing service, or your...

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Stax by Fattmerchant Review
By Jennifer Dublino | April 06, 2022

Stax is a merchant services company with membership-based wholesale pricing that can help your small business accept credit and debit cards.

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Clover Credit Card Processing Review
By Jennifer Dublino | April 06, 2022

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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Merchant One Review
By Jennifer Dublino | April 06, 2022

Merchant One offers merchants very good tiered pricing. Its low monthly fee includes PCI compliance. Read more about this credit card processor in our review.

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Credit Card Processing Guide
By Jennifer Dublino | April 01, 2022

Learn why your business benefits from accepting credit cards, and how to make them an option for customer purchasing.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | April 01, 2022

Learn why cash flow statements are a vital part of financial tracking and many financial activities.

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The Best PayPal Alternatives
By Jennifer Dublino | April 01, 2022

PayPal is a popular payment facilitator with many helpful business features. But other services, such as Square and Stripe, may be better options for some.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | April 01, 2022

Here is the ultimate guide on how to get a business loan that explains all your funding options. Find out the best path to financing your business.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | April 01, 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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What Is an Audited Financial Statement?
By Max Freedman | April 01, 2022

Find out what an audited financial statement is, who prepares it, what information it contains, and why lenders want to see it.

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8 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | April 01, 2022

There are risks when your business handles sensitive payment data. Here are eight things most don't know about credit card processing.

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19 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | April 01, 2022

With the IRS planning to ramp up the number of audits it will do in 2021, it's important that you know how to avoid scrutiny from the IRS.

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How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 2022

Accounting software helps you stay on top of taxes, manage critical financial data, and pay employees. Here's how to choose the right accounting software.

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PayPal 1099: How to Report Self-Employment Income to the IRS
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 2022

You have to report PayPal income to the IRS. Learn how PayPal tracks your income and how to fill out a PayPal 1099.

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What Is Facebook Pay?
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 01, 2022

Learn how Facebook Pay works, its pros and cons, and whether a small business should consider this alternative to PayPal as a checkout option.

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7 Medical Billing Tips
By Max Freedman | April 01, 2022

These seven tips can help medical practices receive reimbursements sooner and bolster their cash flow.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Sean Peek | April 01, 2022

Business owners need budgets to help them manage money and meet financial goals. Learn how and why to start budget planning for your business.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 01, 2022

A statement of shareholder equity can tell you if your business is doing well or if it's time to fine-tune some of your activities.

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 2022

Need a free business budget template download? Get it here and learn how to use it to track your monthly and annual business revenue and expenses.

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What Is a Profit and Loss Statement?
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 2022

A profit and loss statement (P&L) details a company's revenue and expenses. Learn how to create and read a P&L to grasp your business's health.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | April 01, 2022

All businesses have both fixed and variable expenses. Here are the differences between the two.

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How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | April 01, 2022

A stock purchase agreement allows your company to sell shares directly to individual investors. Here is how to structure a stock purchase agreement.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | April 01, 2022

Applying for a business loan can seem like a daunting task, but following these steps can help you apply and get approved.

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
By Simone Johnson | April 01, 2022

Need to keep track of your finances? A cash flow statement is a great tool. Learn how to prepare one for your small business.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 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 Is General Ledger Accounting?
By Jamie Johnson | April 01, 2022

General ledger accounting means maintaining a general ledger, a record of a company's financial transactions. Here's what it includes and how it works.

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The Ins and Outs of Farm Equipment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 01, 2022

Farm equipment is costly, and for many in the agriculture industry, it's imperative to find affordable financing. Read our guide on farm equipment loans.