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5 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | January 25, 2024

Credit card payment processing brings risks that can expose your small business to fines, data breaches and more. Learn what SMBs must know about payment processing.

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Common Payroll Discrepancies and How to Fix Them
By Sean Peek | January 24, 2024

These are the most important steps you can take to prevent payroll discrepancies and, if they do occur, how to fix them.

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The Solopreneur’s Guide to Retirement Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 23, 2024

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

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | January 18, 2024

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | January 18, 2024

If you are considering debt or equity financing, it is important to know the pros and cons of each.

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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | January 18, 2024

Learn who should consider debt consolidation and what you need to know before deciding whether business debt consolidation is right for you.

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 18, 2024

Debt collection is the process of obtaining payment on a past-due account. Here's what to expect if you run into financial trouble.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | January 17, 2024

Find out the definitions and see examples of fixed, variable and mixed expenses. Read on to learn how to save on these costs.

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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

FreshBooks and QuickBooks are two of the best accounting software programs for small businesses. Here’s how they compare.

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FreshBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

FreshBooks and Xero are two top accounting software programs for small businesses. Here’s how they compare.

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Stripe vs Stax Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

Stripe and Stax are two popular credit card processors for small businesses. Here is how they compare.

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Merchant One vs. Square Comparison
By Jennifer Dublino | January 11, 2024
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QuickBooks vs. Xero Comparison
By Mike Berner | January 11, 2024

QuickBooks and Xero are two of the most popular accounting software choices for small businesses. Here is how they compare.

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | January 11, 2024

Small businesses that must cut costs may consider a free POS system. Learn the benefits and limitations of free POS systems and some options to consider.

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Spend Wisely: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Credit Cards
By Jennifer Dublino | January 11, 2024

As an SMB owner you’ll need quick access to funds. Here is how to maximize the benefits and reduce the risks of using your business credit card.

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
By Simone Johnson | January 05, 2024

Find out what to include in a cash flow statement, as well as its limitations and how cash flow is calculated.

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6 Elements of a Successful Financial Plan for a Small Business
By Jamie Johnson | January 05, 2024

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

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How to Improve Your Small Business’s Cash Flow
By Sean Peek | January 05, 2024

Cash flow is critical for businesses, so managing it is key. Here's how to improve your business's cash flow situation.

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How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | January 05, 2024

Successful businesses must stay on top of their accounting. Learn how to use payroll journal entries to track wages and other financial data.

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Guide to Employee Bonuses
By David Gargaro | January 04, 2024

Employee bonuses are any compensation paid in excess of an employee's base salary or hourly wage. Learn how to structure and implement employee bonuses.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 03, 2024

Credit cards offer an effective way to fund a small business, but only if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the available perks.

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What SMBs Need to Know When Choosing a Small Business Loan
By Mike Berner | January 03, 2024

Read what experts say about obtaining funding for a small business.

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What’s the Difference Between a Grant and a Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2024

Learn whether a grant or loan is better for your business, the different types of each, how to choose between them and the best loan providers.

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Grants for Felons
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

The government and nonprofits provide funds for felons who want to start a business. Here is a list of options, from grants to crowdfunding to loans.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | January 03, 2024

Applying for a business loan can seem like a daunting task, but following these steps can help you apply and get approved.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | January 03, 2024

When your small business needs a funding source, you may consider a loan or try crowdfunding. Learn how to choose the right option for your business.

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The Best Business Grants for Women
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 03, 2024

Women-run businesses make up nearly half of all businesses, yet they're far behind in business funding. Learn about grants for women entrepreneurs to help close the gap.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 03, 2024

Finding the right sources of funding for your business can be difficult. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

If you plan to outsource payroll, CPAs and payroll services are good options. Here's a look at what CPAs and payroll services offer and how much they cost.

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TriNet Review and Pricing
By Jessica Elliott | January 02, 2024

TriNet ensures error-free payroll processing. Learn why we chose TriNet as the best payroll service with time tracking and scheduling tools.