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The Roadmap to Peer-to-Peer Lending
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for a loan or other business financing options? Find out which loans and lending platforms are right for you.

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7 Small Business Payment Processing Solutions
BY Maricel Rivera

Online shopping is becoming the new normal. Therefore, it bodes well for your business to offer flexible payment methods to your customers.

Advice
What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/02/20

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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FAQs About the IRS 1040 Tax Form
BY Mona Bushnell

Here's everything you need to know about tax form 1040 and reporting income.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
BY Matthew Gillman

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
BY Adam Uzialko

If you have a bad credit score and need a business loan, these financing options could help you secure the funding you need.

Advice
How do you determine the best accounting and payroll software for an early startup business?
QUESTION | BY Vaibhav Devaansh | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/28/20

How do you choose the best accounting and payroll software for a business in the early startup stage? I am looking for a software that is free and easily manageable.

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Minority Business Loans and Grants
BY Janet Gershen-Siegel

Owning your own business is the ultimate leveler of the playing field. These resources will help you get there.

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The Definitive Guide to Short-Term Business Loans
BY Michael Baynes

Learn how to use a short-term loan to fuel your business's growth.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
BY Mona Bushnell

Find out what makes up a cash flow statement and why it's important for your business.

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10 Ways to Drastically Cut Business Costs
BY Katharine Paljug

Cutting expenses is a priority for many small business owners. Here are 10 tips for drastically reducing the cost of doing business.

Advice
How is a limited liability company (LLC) taxed?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/26/20

What are the different types of taxes an LLC has to pay (e.g. income, state, federal, expenses, etc.)? What are the tax advantages of a filing taxes as an LLC, as opposed to an S-corp or C-corp?

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The Best Low-Cost Business Ideas When You're on a Tight Budget
BY Shane Barker

Consider these low-cost business ideas if you want to start a business but are short on funds.

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The Solopreneur's Guide to Retirement Funds
BY Simone Johnson

Find out which retirement savings plans solopreneurs can use and how to get started with them.

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6 Elements of a Successful Financial Plan for a Small Business
BY Diana Wertz

Improve your chances of growth by covering these bases in your plan.

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How to Manage Funding Grants for your Small Business
BY Ryan Ayers

Many small business owners don't have the finances to fund their own businesses. So they manage their funding and grants themselves.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
BY Matt D'Angelo

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?

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Bootstrapping or Investors: How Should You Fund Your Business?
BY Deborah Sweeney

Is one option better than the other when it comes to your small business?

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Should Your Small Business Bank Online?
BY Andrew Martins

Some banks have eliminated physical branches in favor of computers and mobile devices. Is such an option good for businesses?

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Learn the differences between capital and operating grants, and how to know which option is right for your business.