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Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

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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The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
By Jennifer Post | January 23, 2023

Many small business loans require the business owner to sign a personal guarantee. Learn about the risks of personally guaranteeing a loan.

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How to Apply for Government Grants
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Government grants provide successful applicants with money that doesn't have to be repaid. Here's how your business can apply for a government grant.

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What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
By Paula Fernandes | January 23, 2023

The triple bottom line is a method of accounting that incorporates people, profit and planet into a business's measure of success. Here's how it works.

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Considering Going Cashless? Electronic Payment Expert Discusses the Benefits
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Accepting payments from mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay gives consumers the safest and most secure way to pay.

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What Is a Rising Rate Environment?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

If interest rates rise, small business owners should prepare. Here's how.

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Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
By Dachondra Cason | January 23, 2023

With new tax laws taking effect, follow these best practices to ensure your business is well positioned come tax time.

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4 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

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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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

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

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 23, 2023

Find out what happens when your debt goes into the collections phase and what you can do about it.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

SMB owners are responsible for their own nest eggs. Which retirement account should they choose? Compare the pros and cons of traditional and Roth IRAs.

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How to Choose and Open a Business Checking Account
By Meredith Wood | January 23, 2023

Creating a new company banking account is important so you want to do your research. Here are three steps to opening your business checking account.

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

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12 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

From tracking inventory to running promotions, there's a lot of benefits to using a POS system for your restaurant.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 23, 2023

Check out these loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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Spend Wisely: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Credit Cards
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

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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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

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

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Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | January 23, 2023

Important information is tucked away in the fine print of a loan agreement. Learn what to look for and what you're agreeing to before you sign it.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

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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Why Every Company Should Have a Business Savings Account
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Learn why it makes fiscal sense for your company to have a dedicated business savings account.

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Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | January 23, 2023

Discover whether you are eligible for SBA loan forgiveness through its offer in compromise program.

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How to Cash in on Your Excess Inventory
By Bennett Conlin | January 23, 2023

Excess inventory doesn't have to be a problem if you know how to cash it in.

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10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | January 23, 2023

Learn how to create an invoice that gives your clients the information they need to promptly pay your business for services rendered.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | January 23, 2023

Learn how to run payroll for your small business's employees.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner’s Guide
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Accepting credit card payments is a must for nearly every business. Here's what you need to know to get started.

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Find Out Which Credit Card Payment App for Android Works Best for You
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Choosing a credit card payment app for Android shouldn't be a guessing game. Learn how to find the best app for accepting credit cards on an Android phone.

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How to Choose a Bar POS System
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

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 Accept Credit Card Payments Over the Phone
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

You may already be accepting credit cards online or in person, but how do you accept credit card payments over the phone and reduce your risk of fraud?

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What Happens if You Can’t Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Learn what happens when you can't pay back your small business loan from the SBA.

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What to Do if You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Here's what to do if you can't get a business loan, and why being turned away isn't the end of the world.