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Is Your CNP Fraud-Detection System Confused by Consumer Behavior Now? That Could Damage Your Business
BY Rafael Lourenco

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how consumers behave. These changes could be causing a spike in good orders mistaken for fraud, creating irreparable damage for businesses.

Advice
What is the best way to capitalize on a new business idea?
QUESTION | BY Ray Dickerson | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/19/20

I am in the business of art production. I have essentially developed a new category/concept of art and my business involves the creation, design, and sale of these unique products. I?ve come up with...

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Outrageous Expense Reports and How to Avoid Expense Fraud
BY Sean Peek

There is no limit to what some people think is appropriate to charge to the business.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice Generating Software
BY Simone Johnson

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

Advice
How do I put together a business proposal to secure a bank loan?
QUESTION | BY Valerie Glasgow | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/20

My uncle was renting a space on a retail lot that has other working businesses. My uncle recently passed away, and the owner has offered the entire lot, along with the storefront and an extra parcel...

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What are the best software products used in the banking industry?
QUESTION | BY Roberto Romello | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/20

I want to know a list of recommended software products used in the banking sector that addresses a bank's core banking needs and helps manage evolving customer expectations. Please list out the...

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10 Tax Saving Tips to Not Forget
BY Chris Porteous

In order to maximize your profits, it's important to make sure you save as much on your taxes as possible.

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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
BY Tucker Mathis

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

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Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

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Supply Chain Finance or Invoice Factoring: Which Is Better for Managing Cash Flow?
BY Anne MacRae

Is supply chain finance right for your business, or would invoice factoring suit it better? Here's what you need to know about both types of financing.

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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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The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2020
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for the best construction software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews, and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2020
BY Sean Peek

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
BY Scott Gerber

Here are some tools to consider when looking for good ways to keep track of your finances.

Advice
What employee retirement plan provider do you use for your business?
QUESTION | BY Lori Fairbanks | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/20

What type of employee retirement plan does your business have (401k, SIMPLE IRA, etc.)? Which provider do you use? What do you like/dislike about them? If you were involved in choosing your...

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How do I determine the best place to invest in real estate?
QUESTION | BY Joseph V. Scorese | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/20

I am looking for to buy real estate in the Philadelphia area for investment? How do I determine the best neighborhood to invest in and should I go single family or multi family? The rates are so...

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How to Save on Business Insurance During a Crisis
BY Chris Porteous

Despite the allure of doing away with your insurance entirely, insurance coverage remains critical, especially when it comes to preparing for future crises.

Advice
Is the Square a direct credit card processor like TSYS and First Data?
QUESTION | BY Gary Smith | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/20

Several credit card salespeople want to sell me their credit card terminal services. Some tell me they are direct processors (meaning that my transactions do not go through a "middle-man" processor...

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
BY Chad Otar

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
BY Wesley Cherisien

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.