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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
BY Adam Uzialko

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

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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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Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
BY Adam Uzialko

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small 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 Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
BY Adam Uzialko

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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Selecting the Right Credit Card Processor for Your Business
BY Austin Mac Nab

Selecting a credit card processor that is the right fit has major bottom-line implications for businesses.

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Stripe Credit Card Processing: How to Accept Credit Card Payments with Stripe
BY Adam Uzialko

Stripe is a relatively new credit card processor that offers good pricing and features.

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Do Small Businesses Pay Taxes?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn how small businesses are taxed and what tax breaks small business owners can take advantage of.

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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.

Advice
What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 40 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/20/20

I know a lot of people use Quickbooks. Is this the best accounting software for new businesses? Is there something else easier, more cost effective or should I go with what seems to be widely used?

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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Have a budget template for your small business you're willing to share?
QUESTION | BY Kiely Kuligowski | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/16/20

I am writing an article on small business budget templates and am seeking some sample templates to include in the article. If you have one you have used that you are willing to share, please send it...

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How can I Increase my Mobile App Downloads & Installs?
QUESTION | BY Deep Gajbe | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/16/20

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?

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How can I add a CSV of insurance and finance data to my website?
QUESTION | BY Messi Wealth | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/16/20

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.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

Looking for the best retirement plans? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best employee retirement plans.

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What do smart businessmen do during recessions?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/13/20

There's always a business opportunity in a recession. Money doesn't really disappear. People simply begin to save and/or allocate funds to payoff the debt which created the good economic days before...

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Tech Tools to Manage Subcontractors
BY business.com editorial staff

Upgrade from a clipboard and pen to cloud-based apps to track subcontractors' work.

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How difficult is it to take out a loan for my small business?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/13/20

What should I keep in mind when approaching banks? Which banks and programs are best for startups/entrepreneurs? Are there other options that I should consider? Thanks!

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

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.