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Grants for Felons
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 30, 2020

There are grants available for felons who are looking to start a small business.

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Complete List of POS Charges and Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 27, 2020

Thanks to a downward trend in pricing and advances in technology, every size business can benefit from a POS. Here's what you can expect to pay.

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Business Owner's Guide to FICA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | November 26, 2020

The FICA tax is a federal tax that both employers and employees pay to support Medicare and Social Security. Here's how it works and what you need to know as an employer.

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
By Ben Mizes | November 25, 2020

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

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Federal Tax ID Numbers and How to Protect Your Business From Fraud
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Businesses need a federal tax ID number before they can open their doors, but did you know they're vulnerable to fraud?

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card Without a Personal Guarantee
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Though many credit card providers require a form of collateral for certain small business cards, not all do. Here's what you need to know about getting an unsecured business credit card.

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SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | November 19, 2020

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 16, 2020

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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How LaFlore Paris Became the Most-Funded Female-Owned Business on Kickstarter
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 16, 2020

LaFlore Paris co-founder Natacha Seroussi shares her tips on being successful on crowdfunding sites.

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Should You Buy or Lease an ATM?
By Jennifer Post | November 13, 2020

Consider these six things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Shiv Nanda | November 12, 2020

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

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Understanding Business Credit Lines
By Julie Ritzer Ross | November 12, 2020

Learn what a business credit line is, what type of business credit lines are available and when you should use each option.

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | November 10, 2020

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor
By Andrew Martins | November 10, 2020

If you're a sole proprietor, here's a step-by-step guide on how you can obtain a business credit card.

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Closing Because of the Pandemic? Beware of Potential Tax Hits
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 10, 2020

Thousands of small businesses have shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding insult to injury, many are facing tax hits as they wind down.

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How to Survive When Business Is Slow
By Simone Johnson | November 09, 2020

Many businesses experience financial ups and downs. Here are tips to help you stay afloat when business slows down.

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Disaster Loans: How to Qualify for PPP and EIDL Forgiveness
By Mike Savage | November 06, 2020

More than 5 million businesses have received COVID relief funds. It's important to keep loan forgiveness in mind from the moment you receive your funds to avoid unforeseen costs.

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What Is Credit Card Funding?
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 06, 2020

Credit cards are extremely convenient to use, but there are several things you should consider before using them to fund your small business.

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4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
By Joy Gendusa | November 05, 2020

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.

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How to Cash in on Your Excess Inventory
By Bennett Conlin | November 04, 2020

If you find yourself with excess inventory, here are six ways you can cash it in.

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How to Raise Venture Capital
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 04, 2020

Venture capital is a viable way to fund a startup, but not every business will be successful. Here's what you need to know about this type of funding.

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The Best Amazon Business Credit Cards
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 30, 2020

There's more to Amazon than free shipping and same-day delivery. It also has a suite of credit cards that reward you for doing business with the e-commerce giant.

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Time Is Running Out for SMB Owners Impacted by 2018-19 Natural Disasters to Claim Federal Income Tax Credits
By Jason Fry | October 29, 2020

Businesses in 19 states could be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was designed to help businesses recover the cost of retaining employees during a natural disaster.

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How Credit Card Issuers Approve Credit Card Applicants
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 29, 2020

Business credit cards have a lot of benefits, if you can get approved for one. Here's what credit card companies look for in a borrower.

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How to Increase Your Small Business Market Share
By Joshua Stowers | October 28, 2020

Looking to increase your small business market share? Find out how to calculate and improve your share of the market.

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Rollover for Business Startups: What Is a ROBS?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 28, 2020

Looking for a way to fund your startup but don't want to take out a loan? A ROBS may be the answer.

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How to Find Business Investors
By Matt D'Angelo | October 27, 2020

Need an investor to help you grow your startup? Here's how to find an investor and which types to look for.

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | October 26, 2020

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 23, 2020

A business line of credit and a business credit card are both useful tools for managing your business's finances. Find out which one is right for you.