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Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources in Finance

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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Guide to Choosing a Business Equipment Loan
By Julie Thompson | March 09, 2021

Need financing for business equipment? Here's what you need to know about choosing a business equipment loan.

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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works, and How to Calculate Overtime
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 08, 2021

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 02, 2021

Should you use a business credit card or debit card? The answer depends on a few factors. Here's what you need to know about both types of payment cards for business owners.

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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

There are steps you can take in the event you do not get your payment.

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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

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Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Online payment app usage is surging. There are pros and cons to accepting this payment method.

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Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Business checking account fees can eat away at your profits and impact your cash flow if you aren't careful. Before you choose a business checking account, make sure you know what fees it may charge.

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 23, 2021

Debt collection occurs in phases, and although it can seem overwhelming, there are options for relief.

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PCI Compliance: What It Means for Your Digital Security
By Zahra Bajgiran | February 18, 2021

If your business accepts credit cards, PCI compliance is essential.

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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

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How Do Nonrecourse Loans Work?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Nonrecourse loans aren't popular for businesses, but they're a way to borrow money for a long-term project without a personal guarantee.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | February 12, 2021

Accounting software is critical to virtually every business. These 10 bookkeeping tools are recommended by small business owners for their ease of use, versatility and effectiveness.

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How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | February 10, 2021

A stock purchase agreement outlines the sale of company stock to buyers. Here's how to create a stock purchase agreement, along with a helpful template.