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Domestic and Global Economic Recovery in 2021 Depends on the Course of COVID-19
By Nicole Fallon | January 06, 2021

KeyBank's Q4 Economic Outlook Report explores the prospect of economic recovery in 2021 and how the pandemic will influence consumer spending, business performance, and global growth.

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10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | January 04, 2021

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

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How to Build a Digital Product Ready for Angel/VC Funding Amid the Recession
By Dima Venglinski | December 31, 2020

Entering the market with a new product is not easy. However, it's still worth attempting regardless of challenging market conditions. This guide can help you navigate this process more easily.

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What Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | December 31, 2020

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | December 31, 2020

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Everything You Need to Know About QuickBooks POS
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 31, 2020

If you already use QuickBooks for your accounting software, you may be interested in its POS software as well. Here's what you need to know about its desktop POS product.

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New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Coming: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | December 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program has been revamped and funded under the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill that President Trump signed on Dec. 27.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | December 29, 2020

Small business owners face a number of challenges every day, and accounting is a big one.

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5 Money-Saving Customer Support Solutions for Small Businesses
By Daria Leshchenko | December 28, 2020

Learn how to cut expenses on customer support without compromising on its quality.

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Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | December 28, 2020

Wait! Before you sign a loan agreement, you need to read the fine print and make sure you understand what you're agreeing to. Here's what to look out for.

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Free Payroll Services: How Do They Compare to Paid Services?
By Simone Johnson | December 28, 2020

Free payroll services and apps have a lot to offer, but you need to know what to look for.

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What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Chris Porteous | December 23, 2020

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

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The Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package: How You Can Take Advantage of It
By Adam Uzialko | December 22, 2020

The second round of COVID-19 stimulus includes long-awaited support for both individuals and small businesses.

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11 Tips Accountants Should Share With Their Clients
By Max Freedman | December 22, 2020

Every accountant should offer their clients these 11 tips.

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The Best Payroll Software for Accountants
By Max Freedman | December 22, 2020

These are the most important features accountants should look for in payroll software.

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How to Calculate Gross and Net Pay
By Julie Ritzer Ross | December 22, 2020

To pay your employees the correct amount each pay period, you need to know how to calculate gross and net pay.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | December 18, 2020

When your business needs a quick infusion of cash, what are your options? Learn about the different types of fast business loans and what you need to apply for them.

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Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | December 17, 2020

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

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How to Raise Equity
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

Raising equity is an appealing funding option for many startups.

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

Debt and equity financing are two sources of capital you can consider when raising money for your startup.

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What Is an Audited Financial Statement?
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

When you need a loan for your business, potential lenders may ask to see your audited financial statement. Learn what this is and why lenders want to see it before they approve your business loan.

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How to Use POS Data Insights
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 16, 2020

POS systems provide a plethora of actionable insights about your products, customers and employees. Here's how to use the data from your POS system to grow your business.

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How POS Systems Improve Inventory Management
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 14, 2020

Here's everything you need to know about POS inventory management.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Tucker Mathis | December 14, 2020

Failing to have a firm grasp on your business's financial status can significantly hamper your ability to grow. Here are seven accounting mistakes to avoid.

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How Small Businesses Can Budget for a Tumultuous 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 10, 2020

Creating a business budget for the new year is challenging when it's not clear when the pandemic will end. Here's how to budget for an uncertain 2021.

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Business Loan Applications: The Five C's That Credit Lenders Look For
By Jake Eisenberg | December 09, 2020

Many companies need to apply for outside financing for one reason or another – be it keeping up with daily expenses, updating equipment or using it something bigger, like expansion.

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What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
By Brett Strickler | 43 Answers | Last Activity on December 09, 2020

I know a lot of people use Quickbooks. Is this the best accounting software for new businesses? Is there something else easier, more cost effective or should I go with what seems to be widely used?

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When to Consider Using a Factoring Company
By Sean Peek | December 09, 2020

Find yourself in a financial bind? A factoring service might be able to help.

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Cash Register Buying Guide: POS vs. Cash Registers vs. Tablet mPOS
By Mona Bushnell | December 07, 2020

Here's how to choose a cash register or the right POS system for your business.

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SBA Loan Forgiveness for PPP, EIDL and 7(a) Loans
By Jason Milleisen | December 04, 2020

What are the main features of PPP and EIDL loans, and how does the forgiveness process vary for each loan type?