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

There are a lot of mobile point-of-sale apps out there. How do you choose the best mobile POS for your business?

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | January 23, 2023

Do you need a payment gateway or a payment processor? What's the difference, if there even is one? Learn about a payment gateway vs. payment processor.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Learn how you can accept credit card payments from your smartphone or tablet.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 23, 2023

Planning on using a credit card to finance your small business? Here's how to do it right.

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | January 23, 2023

Follow these 11 tips to streamline your accounting processes and make sure you're on track with your accounting tasks.

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

When you're looking for your first POS system, free options can be tempting. But is a free POS system right for your business?

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How to Choose a POS Cash Register
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

The ability to accept both cards and cash is a must for storefronts. Click to learn how to choose the best cash register for your business.

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Shopify vs. Square: Which Is Best for Your E-Commerce Business?
By Jamie Johnson | January 23, 2023

Shopify and Square are two popular POS systems for e-commerce. Learn how Shopify vs. Square compares and where each one stands out or falls short.

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Understanding PayPal Credit Card Fees
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

PayPal is an incredibly popular and easy-to-use service for those looking to accept credit cards for their business, but you need to understand its fees.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

As a small business owner, do you know enough about different payroll forms? Click to read about payroll deduction forms, certified payroll forms and more.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing: How to Accept Card Payments With PayPal
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Accepting debit and credit card payments from your customers is a must. Here is how to start credit card processing with PayPal.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Direct deposit is popular among large employers, but what options exist for small businesses? Learn more about direct deposit, including the pros and cons.

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Alternative lenders offer more flexible terms and faster approval and funding than traditional banks. Discover more about alternative loans.

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Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
By Dachondra Cason | January 23, 2023

Is your business considered a high risk by your credit card processor? Here's how to know and what that means for you.

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Find out if lenders consider your business high risk and which financing options are available to you if they do.

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How to Know an Investor Is Offering You a Good Deal
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

Before you sell equity, make sure the capital is well worth it. Here's how to spot a good investment deal.

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

How much do payroll services cost? How do they compare to hiring a CPA? Click to read about the costs of different online payroll services.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Applying for an SBA loan is an arduous process, whereas alternative loans are quick and easy, but interest rates vary widely.

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Should You Pick the Cheapest Payroll Service?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

If you're a new business owner, chances are you're looking for an affordable payroll option. But you know what they say – you get what you pay for.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Hard money loans make sense for businesses that need fast capital or can't access other financing, but a payback plan is key for this type of lending.

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2023

Could a merchant cash advance or working capital loan be the answer to your cash flow problems, or would it make them worse?

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Learn how to choose the best business loan for your unique business.

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What Are Chargebacks, and How Can You Avoid Them?
By Skye Schooley | January 23, 2023

Learn what a chargeback is, and the costs and consequences associated with it. Protect your business with these tips on preventing chargebacks.

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Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2023

Small business grants are basically free money from federal, state or privately funded programs. Learn about small business grants and how to apply.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2023

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.

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A Guide to Accounting Software Features and Benefits
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Here's everything you need to know about accounting software and the benefits of using it.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Sean Peek | January 23, 2023

Business owners need budgets to help them manage money and meet financial goals. Learn how and why to start budget planning for your business.

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The Solopreneur’s Guide to Retirement Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

How do self-employed people plan for retirement? Here are a few retirement plan options for the solopreneur.

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2023

Capital and operating grants are two different ways to fund your business. Here's what you need to know before applying for a business grant.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | January 23, 2023

Learn why cash flow statements are a vital part of financial tracking and many financial activities.