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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
BY Catherine vanVonno

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?

Advice
what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I just want to learn ways to explore the accounting industry and how small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of cost-effective accounting services.

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What features are key when searching for the right accounting software system?
QUESTION | BY Simone Johnson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I want to know which elements I should focus on and recommend to readers when writing about accounting software systems.

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What's the best bookkeeping software for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 34 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I am planning on buying QuickBooks but wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that might be better or easier.

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How do I collect overdue payments from clients?
QUESTION | BY Kassandra Khoury | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I have a problem that I am trying to solve. Some of my customers are not paying their bills and we have to close our fiscal year. If they don't pay within three days how do I account for these...

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What is the best way to keep records as a real estate agent?
QUESTION | BY John Vogele | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

My wife used to work with web design for years. She enjoyed working with clients. So she is now a licensed real estate agent in rural Montana. I am charged with setting up a record-keeping system,...

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An Uncharted Path to the New Normal for Venture Capital Firms
BY Louis Lehot

COVID-19 has thrown economies into disarray. Data shows that a global recession, and maybe even a global depression, is now upon us.

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7 Quick Tips for Negotiating a Business Lease
BY business.com editorial staff

Get the office of your dreams within your budget.

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What Is the Best Accounting Software for Restaurants?
BY business.com editorial staff

Look for timesaving features, bank and POS integrations, and anytime, anywhere access.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2020
BY Chad Brooks

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2020. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2020? We review the top-rated services.

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5 Small Business Tax Mistakes To Avoid
BY Chris Porteous

Ensuring you aren't making any errors when filing your taxes is critical for many reasons, not the least of which is that it can help your bottom line.

Advice
How do I get a grant or loan from the government?
QUESTION | BY Javaro Munnings | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/08/20

How do I get a grant or loan from the government? Or get a loan for my new business? What is the best way to market my business and see fast results and which marketing website works better? Yelp?...

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What do smart businessmen do during recessions?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/07/20

There's always a business opportunity in a recession. Money doesn't really disappear. People simply begin to save and/or allocate funds to payoff the debt which created the good economic days before...

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How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/07/20

I want to start a business but I don't have any money to start the business with.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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The Best Tax Debt Relief Services of 2020
BY Andrew Martins

Looking for the best tax debt relief service? We have easy-to-read, unbiased expert reviews and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest services.

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
BY Simone Johnson

A break-even analysis is an essential element of financial planning. Here's how to apply it to your business.