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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The balance sheet is one of the three most important financial statements for business owners, and includes assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
BY Max Freedman

To accurately pay your employees each pay period, you need to understand what to deduct from their paychecks.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Finance tracking can help you keep tabs on the money coming in and going out of your business and aid you in identifying ways to grow your enterprise.

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How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

I want to start a business but I don't have any money to start the business with.

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How Often Should Your Business Run Payroll?
BY Simone Johnson

Knowing how often to run payroll is essential to managing a business.

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What Is a 401(k)?
BY Simone Johnson

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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How to Calculate Loan Payments
BY Adam Uzialko

When you're considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Here's how to calculate loan payments.

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As a small business, is it better to save money and do my taxes myself or hire a professional?
QUESTION | BY Corey Miner | 71 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/29/20

This is my first year owning my own business. I've always done my own personal taxes but I have no experience filing taxes as an owner to a new business. We have hired several employees that I have...

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Form 7004: Business Tax Extensions Explained
BY Skye Schooley

Corporations and partnerships can use Form 7004 to get more time to file their business tax returns.

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Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
BY Adam Uzialko

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

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How do you run a successful accounting practice?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/25/20

I?m putting together a massive financial professional round-up post. If you have just a few minutes to answer this question, it will provide some great exposure for you and your brand. Here is my...

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Business Loan Terms You Should Know
BY Simone Johnson

Here are the business loan terms you should know before you apply for funding.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
BY Simone Johnson

Find out which payroll forms your small business needs.

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What Should Employers Know About Their Payroll Records?
BY Simone Johnson

Your business needs to keep payroll records but for how long? Here's what you need to know about storing payroll records.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
BY Andrew Martins

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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What features are key when searching for the right accounting software system?
QUESTION | BY Simone Johnson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

I want to know which elements I should focus on and recommend to readers when writing about accounting software systems.

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What are the best banks for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY Zack Lombardi | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

My production company is expanding, although we are still considered either a start up or small business. Any recommendations on the best banks for small businesses? We're interested in interest...

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What's the best bookkeeping software for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

I am planning on buying QuickBooks but wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that might be better or easier.

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What Is a POS System? (and Other Common Questions Answered)
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

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Understanding PayPal Credit Card Fees
BY Adam Uzialko

Using PayPal for credit card processing? Here's what you need to know about its fees.

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I?m buying a business. Should I sign the purchase and sale agreement before securing financing?
QUESTION | BY Matt Santos | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/21/20

I in the process of acquiring a business. I was sent a purchase and sale agreement from the broker however I?m still working on securing financing. Is it okay to sign the P&S without the...

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How difficult is it to take out a loan for my small business?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

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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Are financial projections needed for taking out a business loan?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 25 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

I am thinking about taking out a loan for my business. I know I need to put together a business plan for the bank and should include all historical financial data. What would I include for financial...

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Shopify vs. Square
BY Skye Schooley

Learn the differences between Shopify and Square to determine which one is best for your business.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing: How to Accept Card Payments With PayPal
BY Adam Uzialko

Accepting debit and credit card payments is easy with PayPal. Here's how to do it.

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How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
BY Chris Porteous

The small business lending space won't go back to its pre-pandemic configuration because a bumper crop of new highly-skilled fintech innovators are bringing new approaches to lending to the market.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

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How to Do Payroll
BY Matt D'Angelo

Our step-by-step guide will teach you how to process payroll yourself.

Advice
Do I need quickbooks?
QUESTION | BY Mike Seaman | 31 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/14/20

Or is excel enough for generating simple invoices and basic accounting?

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3 Steps to Attract the Next Generation of Investors With Social Responsibility
BY Brady Fletcher

COVID-19 brought CSR to the fore, and the increased consumer interest in it will remain. To capitalize on this, businesses must be transparent to investors and report on metrics tied to social good.