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Advice
How can we obtain funding for our solar power business idea?
QUESTION | BY Peter Madia | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

We want to build a solar power on a 50 hectares farm, we already have the land. We want to solve for our country, South Africa, experiencing issues with load shedding due to areas in the country not...

Advice
What are the pros and cons of accepting credit cards as a small business?
QUESTION | BY Tamara Kenney | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I am a relatively small business (I work full time M-F and have a small business I run nights and weekends). Not sure if it would be beneficial for me to begin accepting CC as a form of payment. I...

Article
Is Your CNP Fraud-Detection System Confused by Consumer Behavior Now? That Could Damage Your Business
BY Rafael Lourenco

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how consumers behave. These changes could be causing a spike in good orders mistaken for fraud, creating irreparable damage for businesses.

Article
Outrageous Expense Reports and How to Avoid Expense Fraud
BY Sean Peek

There is no limit to what some people think is appropriate to charge to the business.

Advice
How do I put together a business proposal to secure a bank loan?
QUESTION | BY Valerie Glasgow | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/20

My uncle was renting a space on a retail lot that has other working businesses. My uncle recently passed away, and the owner has offered the entire lot, along with the storefront and an extra parcel...

Advice
What is the best solution for a payment gateway for startups?
QUESTION | BY Amar Mehra | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/20

I am looking for a payment gateway for accepting international payments, especially finding high risk business such as Remote Technical support. My company is based out of India.

Advice
What are the best software products used in the banking industry?
QUESTION | BY Roberto Romello | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/18/20

I want to know a list of recommended software products used in the banking sector that addresses a bank's core banking needs and helps manage evolving customer expectations. Please list out the...

Article
Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
BY Tucker Mathis

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

Article
Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

Article
Supply Chain Finance or Invoice Factoring: Which Is Better for Managing Cash Flow?
BY Anne MacRae

Is supply chain finance right for your business, or would invoice factoring suit it better? Here's what you need to know about both types of financing.

Article
Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
BY Scott Gerber

Here are some tools to consider when looking for good ways to keep track of your finances.

Article
How to Save on Business Insurance During a Crisis
BY Chris Porteous

Despite the allure of doing away with your insurance entirely, insurance coverage remains critical, especially when it comes to preparing for future crises.

Advice
Is the Square a direct credit card processor like TSYS and First Data?
QUESTION | BY Gary Smith | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/12/20

Several credit card salespeople want to sell me their credit card terminal services. Some tell me they are direct processors (meaning that my transactions do not go through a "middle-man" processor...

Article
Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
BY Chad Otar

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.

Article
7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
BY Wes Cherisien

With consumer spending forecast to drop significantly due to the effects of COVID-19, small businesses will need to find innovative ways to mitigate economic impact.

Article
That Was Easy: How to Make Payment Effortless for Clients
BY business.com editorial staff

The ideal payment processes are rooted in the preferences of your customer – not those of your staff, or even your ideal business model.

Article
Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
BY business.com editorial staff

Find tax consulting services that fit your budget.

Article
Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
BY business.com editorial staff

Accountants in the construction industry face unique challenges. Here are four ways to simplify your construction accounting procedures.

Article
6 Creative Financing Ideas for Cash-Strapped Startups
BY business.com editorial staff

Consider these alternative funding options if you don't have enough cash to launch your startup.

Article
6 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
BY business.com editorial staff

There are risks when your business handles sensitive payment data. Here are six things most don't know about credit card processing.