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How to Save Thousands of Dollars With the Employee Retention Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 2022

Here's how to get money through the Employee Retention Credit.

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Guide to Employee Bonuses
By David Gargaro | September 20, 2022

This guide explains employee bonuses, regulations, tax considerations, and various bonus structures company owners and managers should consider.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Do you need a payment gateway or a payment processor? What's the difference, if there even is one? Learn about a payment gateway vs. payment processor.

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Bots and Credit Card Testing
By John Canfield | September 20, 2022

Credit card testing fraud, driven by bots, is costly and damaging to SMBs and credit cardholders. Learn how to protect your business and customers.

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Employee Payroll Social Security Tax
By David Gargaro | September 20, 2022

All employers must withhold Social Security tax from their employees' paychecks. Here is how to calculate what is owed.

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Toast Review
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Toast offers an all-in-one, Android-based restaurant POS platform with a strong mix of tools to help your company succeed.

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Epos Now Review
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Epos Now offers full-featured POS systems for retail and hospitality businesses. Systems include mobile and tablet-based POS systems for iOS and Android, as well as software-based systems for Mac and...

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How to Choose a POS Cash Register
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 2022

The ability to accept both cards and cash is a must for storefronts. Click to learn how to choose the best cash register for your business.

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What Is a POS System? (And Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

You've been told you need a POS system, but how does one work, how can it benefit your business, and what are its advantages over a cash register?

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How to Choose a Mobile POS System
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

There are a lot of mobile point-of-sale apps out there. How do you choose the best mobile POS for your business?

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | September 20, 2022

Planning on using a credit card to finance your small business? Here's how to do it right.

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Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | September 20, 2022

Small business grants are basically free money from federal, state or privately funded programs. Learn about small business grants and how to apply.

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4 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

Marketing strategy is a crucial aspect of landing investors. Use your marketing skills to identify, message and pitch potential business investors.

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Everything You Need to Know About Installment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 2022

Installment loans have stable repayment terms and fixed interest rates. Here's what else you need to know about this business loan type.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | September 20, 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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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 2022

Thinking about funding your new business yourself? Learn how bootstrapping a business works and check out the pros and cons of this funding strategy.

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Spend Wisely: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Credit Cards
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 2022

While business credit cards can be a good source of funding, if you aren't careful, you could easily find yourself in mounting debt.

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Lightspeed Review
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Lightspeed is a full-featured, cloud-based iPad POS system that offers solutions for retail, restaurant and online businesses. Both versions have a rich assortment of back-office tools to help you...

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2022 Payment Processing Outlook
By business.com editorial staff | September 20, 2022
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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review
By business.com editorial staff | September 20, 2022

FreshBooks is an extremely intuitive program with the features you need to manage clients and projects, send invoices, and process payments.

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Helcim Review
By Jennifer Dublino | September 20, 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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POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 2022

With a POS system installed on your phone or tablet, you can accept payments on the job, send digital receipts, and accurately record payment details.

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The Ins and Outs of Farm Equipment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 20, 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.

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How to Choose a Bar POS System
By Skye Schooley | September 20, 2022

Every bar owner understands that bars have unique needs, and so does your bar POS system. Learn how to choose the best bar POS system for your business.

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How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | September 16, 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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QuickBooks Alternatives to Consider
By Jamie Johnson | September 16, 2022

Here are 10 alternatives to QuickBooks that could be better for your business.

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Rapid Finance Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 14, 2022

Rapid Finance bills itself as a company offering fast and easy small business loans. The company lends to small businesses in any industry, as long as the business has shown signs of profitability...

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | September 14, 2022

If you are considering debt or equity financing, it is important to know the pros and cons of each.

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Guide to Choosing a Business Equipment Loan
By Julie Thompson | September 07, 2022

With a business equipment loan, you can finance machinery and other equipment costs. Learn how to apply for one.

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SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | September 07, 2022

If your business is struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, get answers to your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise program.