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Stripe vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 13, 2021

When you're choosing a credit card processor, two top options to consider are Stripe and Square. Here is how they measure up against one another.

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How to Apply for Government Grants
By Max Freedman | October 12, 2021

Applying for government grants can be a confusing and lengthy process, but the end result could be a monetary award for your business. Here's how to apply for a government grant.

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PayPal 1099: How to Report Self-Employment Income to the IRS
By Jamie Johnson | October 12, 2021

If you earn money from selling products or services through a third-party provider, like PayPal, you must report that money to the IRS. Learn how to fill out a PayPal 1099.

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | October 12, 2021

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your company.

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What Is General Ledger Accounting?
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

A general ledger is a record of a company's financial transactions that gives you insight into your company's financial health. Learn what a general ledger is and why you need one.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Process?
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Processing your accounts payable is a vital part of running a business. Here's what you need to know about setting up a timely and accurate accounts payable process.

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How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

The right software will help you track critical financial data in your business, stay on top of your taxes, and pay your employees on time.

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PayPal vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 11, 2021

Choosing a credit card processor can be a tough decision. Here is how PayPal and Square stack up against each other. Content Type: Comparison

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Everything You Need to Know About QuickBooks POS
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 08, 2021

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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What Is a Profit and Loss Statement?
By Jamie Johnson | October 06, 2021

A profit and loss (P&L) statement summarizes a company's revenue, expenses, and profits or losses over a given period of time. Learn what a P&L statement is and why you need one.

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How to Create and Send Invoices With PayPal
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 06, 2021

PayPal Invoicing makes it easy to send professional invoices. This guide will have you doing it in no time.

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What Are Retained Earnings?
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Retained earnings are the funds remaining from a company's net income after all profit distributions are paid to shareholders. Learn how to calculate, track and use retained earnings.

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Revenue vs. Income: What's the Difference?
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

When you understand the relationship between revenue and income, you'll have a better grasp of company expenses and your overall business value.

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Financial Accounting
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Financial accounting is documenting your business's finances, often with the help of software. Here's what every business owner needs to know about how financial accounting works.

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How Much Does Insurance Cost for a Small Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Insurance is essential to protect small businesses, but costs can be prohibitive. Here's how to evaluate policy types, find out what's affecting your insurance price, and get the lowest rates.

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How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

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Best Uses for Tablets at Your Restaurant
By Sean Peek | September 30, 2021

You can save time and money and improve your customers' dining experience with tablets at your restaurant.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks. Here's a look at what sets restaurant accounting apart.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Max Freedman | September 30, 2021

Merchant cash advances are risky, but they can be a helpful tool if used correctly. Are they right for your business?

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | September 24, 2021

Find out how much it costs to use a payroll company and how it compares to having a CPA run payroll for you.

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How a Cash Advance Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 23, 2021

A cash advance provides you with fast cash, but is it worth the high price?

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How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

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How to Choose Payroll Software
By Nicole Fallon | September 21, 2021

Choosing the right payroll software for your small business can streamline operations and ensure your employees get paid correctly and on time.

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How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Making proper payroll journal entries is a task with which all small business owners should be familiar.

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15 Top POS System Features
By Sean Peek | September 20, 2021

Find out which features to look for when you're shopping for a new POS system.

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How to Calculate Night Shift Differential Pay
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2021

Night shift differential pay makes it easy to find and motivate daytime employees to work nighttime shifts. Here's how to implement it.

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How Much Does a New POS System Cost?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 14, 2021

There are more affordable point-of-sale system options available than ever.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 07, 2021

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

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | September 02, 2021

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