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How Pass-Through Entities Work
By Andrew Martins | January 25, 2021

Millions of small businesses in the U.S. operate as pass-through entities.

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The Impact of COVID-19 and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on the Business World
By Nicole Fallon | January 22, 2021

With his experience and passion, Agapito "Aga" Morgan is uniquely poised to lead KeyBank's Commercial Banking Healthcare Team and serve as the co-chair of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

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What Is the IRS Mileage Deduction?
By Andrew Martins | January 21, 2021

If your employees use a business car or travel around in their own vehicle for work, you need to know how to track and manage the mileage tax deduction.

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SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

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How Double-Entry Accounting Works
By Max Freedman | January 20, 2021

Using double-entry accounting can provide a complete picture of your business's finance at any given moment.

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7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business (With Case Studies)
By Wesley Cherisien | January 19, 2021

What should a small business do when facing a recession? Here are some practical ways to recession-proof your business.

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Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

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How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Find out how you can reduce the amount you pay for transactions.

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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Fighting Post-Holiday Chargebacks in 2021
By Adrian DeGus | January 15, 2021

While the holiday season is a lucrative time for merchants, the inevitable holiday hangover of chargebacks is less welcome. Here's how to ease the process and increase how much you recoup.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

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The Truth About Free Credit Card Processing
By Mona Bushnell | January 13, 2021

Here's how to minimize your credit card processing fees the legal way.

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The Pros and Cons of Borrowing From Your 401(k) Plan
By John Riddle | January 13, 2021

You can borrow from your 401(k), but is it the best solution to your money problems?

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Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 13, 2021

Credit cards can be an effective way to fund your small business if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the many perks available to you.

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | January 12, 2021

Even if it isn't your forte, you still need to know the basics of accounting to ensure your business is being run right. Here are 11 accounting tips all small business owners should follow.

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Credit Card Processing Scams (and Other Things to Look Out For)
By Adam Uzialko | January 11, 2021

Don't get caught in one of these common credit card processing scams.

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9 Ways to Take the Pain out of Your Bookkeeping
By Micah Fraim | January 08, 2021

Your business's books don't have to be such an annoyance.

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10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

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The Pandemic Recession Calls for a Whole New Collections Playbook
By Sachin Goyal | January 07, 2021

The pandemic has led to an escalating debt crisis, with businesses facing mountains of late or unpaid invoices. You need to be tactful in how you collect late customer payments, however.

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5 Tips to Keep Control of Company Credit Card Accountability
By Steven Johansson | January 07, 2021

Increase accountability for your company's credit card holders.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

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Why Businesses Should Consider a Merchant Cash Advance
By Chad Otar | January 07, 2021

A merchant cash advance can be a valuable tool for small businesses with outstanding invoices.

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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.