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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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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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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.

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The Escalating Adaptability Imperative for Small Business
BY Austin Mac Nab

The COVID-19 pandemic challenges the resiliency of small businesses who are adapting their strategies in response to shifting market conditions and changing consumer preferences.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
BY Simone Johnson

Accepting credit card payments by phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

Advice
How can I get international funding support for a business?
QUESTION | BY Syed Rossedi Tuan Dalam | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

I want to start a service-oriented business - Auto Carpet Cleaning Services in Malaysia. All this while, only manual cleaning available. I have done my homework and produced my business plan, which I...

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How can I get Clients for my starting Call Center?
QUESTION | BY Luis Ramirez | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I'd like to get some help to get some clients so we as Call Center can start with the expanding process of our services, we are able to work as BPO, and we are already with the people and equiipment...

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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Save the Planet With These Business and Personal Credit Cards
BY Janet Gershen-Siegel

Busy entrepreneurs may have charitable impulses but no time to act on them. Why not use business credit which donates directly to charity?

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Is a Walmart Credit Card Right for Your Business?
BY business.com editorial staff

How well does the Walmart credit card compare to other credit cards?

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18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
BY Scott Gerber

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

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Types of POS Systems
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what you need to know about various types of POS systems.

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How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
BY Andrew Martins

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

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Can You Survive as a Cash-Only Restaurant?
BY business.com editorial staff

Can you go cash only and thrive?

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
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.

Advice
Any helpful primers I should know about before I apply for a bank loan?
QUESTION | BY Renata Harrison | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/22/20

I want to apply for a small business loan. The banks I have researched so far have pretty tight standards for applying. Is there anything I can show or do beforehand to increase my chances of getting...

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How to Finance Business Expenses Not Covered by SBA Loans
BY Rapid Finance

The response to COVID-19 led to the development of SBA loan programs, but they only cover certain expenses. Here's how to finance your remaining expenses not covered by the SBA loans.