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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in Finance

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Types of Business Loans and How to Choose
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Learn how to choose the best business loan for your unique business.

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Unsecured Small Business Loans for Startups From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Every new business needs capital, but starting out with a large amount of debt can be a burden. Here's a rundown of small loan options to consider.

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | June 06, 2024

Need a small business loan with low interest rates? Learn about the government loans available to entrepreneurs.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

These steps will help you get your business loan application approved and secure the funding your business needs.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Finding the right sources of funding for your business can be difficult. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

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Stripe vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | May 29, 2024

Stripe and Square give merchants an easy and convenient way to accept credit cards. Learn how their features, plans, pricing and integrations compare.

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Stripe vs Stax Comparison
By Mike Berner | May 29, 2024

Stripe and Stax are two popular credit card processors for small businesses. Here is how they compare.

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Stax vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | May 29, 2024

Stax and Square give merchants an easy and convenient way to accept credit cards. Learn how their features, plans, pricing and integrations compare.

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Shopify vs. Square: Which Is Best for Your E-Commerce Business?
By Jamie Johnson | May 29, 2024

Shopify and Square are two popular POS systems for e-commerce. Learn how Shopify vs. Square compares and where each one stands out or falls short.

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QuickBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | May 29, 2024

QuickBooks and Xero are two of the most popular accounting software choices for small businesses. Here is how they compare.

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Square vs. PayPal
By Jennifer Dublino | May 24, 2024

Square and PayPal give merchants an easy and convenient way to accept credit cards. Learn how their features, plans, pricing and integrations compare.

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Merchant One vs. Square Comparison
By Jennifer Dublino | May 23, 2024
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FreshBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | May 23, 2024

FreshBooks and Xero are two top accounting software programs for small businesses. Here’s how they compare.

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Clover vs. Toast Comparison
By Jennifer Dublino | May 21, 2024

Clover and Toast are payment processors that can provide POS functionality and hardware. Learn how their features, service and costs compare.

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4 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | May 15, 2024

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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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | May 09, 2024

Learn how to tackle taxes more effectively and get bigger deductions by folding tax plans into your overall business strategy.

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10 QuickBooks Alternatives to Consider
By Jamie Johnson | May 07, 2024

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

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Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
By Mark Fairlie | May 02, 2024

Looking to increase your small business's cash flow? Follow these tips to make sure you have enough liquid capital to keep growing.

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10 Ways to Reduce Operational Costs for Your Small Business
By Jennifer Dublino | May 02, 2024

Because small businesses operate on tight margins, sustaining a healthy profit is critical. Learn how to increase revenue and reduce expenses. 

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Medical Billing Process Step by Step
By Max Freedman | May 01, 2024

The medical billing process can be complicated. Follow this step-by-step process to ensure you do it correctly.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Affect Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Jennifer Dublino | May 01, 2024

From tighter lending criteria to the rise of payment processors, many changes are underway in small business lending.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | May 01, 2024

Find out which fast lending methods you can choose from when you need a business loan and what you need in order to apply.

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2024

Capital and operating grants are two different ways to fund your business. Here's what you need to know before applying for a business grant.

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Is a Line of Credit or a Term Loan Better For Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 23, 2024

You need to know which type of loan is best for your small business's situation. Learn the difference between term loans and lines of credit.

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The Solopreneur’s Guide to Retirement Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 23, 2024

How do self-employed people plan for retirement? Here are a few retirement plan options for the solopreneur.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Jamie Johnson | April 22, 2024

Minor small business accounting errors can have a significant effect on your business's finances. Learn the most common accounting mistakes to avoid.

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Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
By Dachondra Cason | April 19, 2024

Is your business considered a high risk by your credit card processor? Here's how to know and what that means for you.

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Podcaster Jannese Torres Wants to “Level Up Your Dinero”
By Antonio Ferme | April 19, 2024

Our full Q&A with the author of Financially Lit!

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Square Review and Pricing
By Mike Berner | April 18, 2024

Square is a top credit card processor with no fees, low rates and pay-as-you-go terms. Learn why Square is the best credit card processor for startups.

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PayPal vs. Merchant Account: What’s the Difference?
By Jennifer Dublino | April 18, 2024

As you expand the types of payment options available at your business, here are the pros and cons of two popular ways for customers to pay.