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How Small Businesses Can Budget for a Tumultuous 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 10, 2020

Creating a business budget for the new year is challenging when it's not clear when the pandemic will end. Here's how to budget for an uncertain 2021.

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Business Loan Applications: The Five C's That Credit Lenders Look For
By Jake Eisenberg | December 09, 2020

Many companies need to apply for outside financing for one reason or another – be it keeping up with daily expenses, updating equipment or using it something bigger, like expansion.

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What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
By Brett Strickler | 48 Answers | Last Activity on December 09, 2020

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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When to Consider Using a Factoring Company
By Sean Peek | December 09, 2020

Find yourself in a financial bind? A factoring service might be able to help.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 07, 2020

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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Cash Register Buying Guide: POS vs. Cash Registers vs. Tablet mPOS
By Mona Bushnell | December 07, 2020

Here's how to choose a cash register or the right POS system for your business.

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SBA Loan Forgiveness for PPP, EIDL and 7(a) Loans
By Jason Milleisen | December 04, 2020

What are the main features of PPP and EIDL loans, and how does the forgiveness process vary for each loan type?

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What's a Healthy Level of Business Debt?
By Matt D'Angelo | December 04, 2020

Financing can accelerate any business's growth, but it's vital to approach it properly.

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How to Choose a Bar POS System
By Skye Schooley | December 04, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best bar POS system for your business.

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What Is a 401(k)?
By Simone Johnson | December 03, 2020

A 401(k) is an important retirement savings vehicle that many employers offer to their employees. Here's what you should know about this type of plan.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | December 03, 2020

Tax season can be a very stressful time, but by folding tax planning into your business strategy, you can quickly and efficiently process your taxes.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | December 02, 2020

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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How much should I expect to pay for merchant services?
By Mary-Alice Miller | 24 Answers | Last Activity on December 02, 2020

I am curious who people recommend for merchant services and how much they charge. Bank of America charges 1.99% and 20 cents per transaction, $16 monthly fee (which includes payment gateway), $94...

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Types of Small Business Loans You Can Secure Quickly
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

Sometimes your business needs funding fast. That's when these loans come in handy.

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Types of Small Business Funding and When You Need Them
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

There are many different types of funding for small businesses. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common types and when each is right for your business.

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10 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2020

Learn how a new POS system can help your restaurant manage orders, inventory, staff and a host of other back-office tasks.

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
By Daniel Morrill | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 30, 2020

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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Grants for Felons
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 30, 2020

There are grants available for felons who are looking to start a small business.

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Complete List of POS Charges and Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 27, 2020

Thanks to a downward trend in pricing and advances in technology, every size business can benefit from a POS. Here's what you can expect to pay.

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Business Owner's Guide to FICA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | November 26, 2020

The FICA tax is a federal tax that both employers and employees pay to support Medicare and Social Security. Here's how it works and what you need to know as an employer.

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Where do I find investors who can invest in my software company?
By Rupesh Raut | 10 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I am looking for an investment against equity in a 6 year old software company based in India. I am clueless as to where to start and how to find potential investors.

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
By Ben Mizes | November 25, 2020

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

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What is the apt accounting software for start-ups?
By Sofhia Thomas | 12 Answers | Last Activity on November 25, 2020

I want to know an apt accounting software that can be employed by a start-up concern. By this, I mean a software that includes all the mandatory features and is at a reasonable rate.

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Federal Tax ID Numbers and How to Protect Your Business From Fraud
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Businesses need a federal tax ID number before they can open their doors, but did you know they're vulnerable to fraud?

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card Without a Personal Guarantee
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Though many credit card providers require a form of collateral for certain small business cards, not all do. Here's what you need to know about getting an unsecured business credit card.

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Have a budget template for your small business you're willing to share?
By Kiely Kuligowski | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

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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SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | November 19, 2020

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 16, 2020

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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How LaFlore Paris Became the Most-Funded Female-Owned Business on Kickstarter
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 16, 2020

LaFlore Paris co-founder Natacha Seroussi shares her tips on being successful on crowdfunding sites.

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Should You Buy or Lease an ATM?
By Jennifer Post | November 13, 2020

Consider these six things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.