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Advice
What are the duties of a tax accountant?
QUESTION | BY Sofhia Thomas | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/08/20

I am planning to get a tax accountant to manage my company's taxes. I am curious about knowing what the major duties or roles of a tax accountant are.

Advice
What is the best way to keep records as a real estate agent?
QUESTION | BY John Vogele | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/08/20

My wife used to work with web design for years. She enjoyed working with clients. So she is now a licensed real estate agent in rural Montana. I am charged with setting up a record-keeping system,...

Article
How to Keep Your Small Business on Track During the Coronavirus Pandemic
BY Nickolas Strain

You can't control the pandemic or the economy, but you can control your business's actions. Focus on these three areas.

Article
Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
BY business.com editorial staff

Following these eight tips can ensure a smooth, pain-free filing process this year.

Advice
Do I need quickbooks?
QUESTION | BY Mike Seaman | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/07/20

Or is excel enough for generating simple invoices and basic accounting?

Advice
How do I get factoring done ?
QUESTION | BY James Rolle | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/06/20

I have a 3.25mm dollar PO with the city of New York for face masks, they will not pay until 2 days after they receive them but my supplier wants a 50% deposit and 50% upon delivery, can I get a...

Article
Money Matters: Financial Literacy for Small Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

A surprising number of small business owners indicate that they are financially illiterate. The good news is that gaining literacy is easy.

Article
How to Self-Fund Your Business
BY Sean Peek

It can take years to get your vision off the ground, but the rewards of owning every aspect of your company is worth the hard work of bootstrapping. Here's how you can self-fund your business idea.

Advice
Which credit card company provides merchant account to high risk industry such as telecom/voip ?
QUESTION | BY Jason Carter | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/04/20

We have been looking to get a merchant account for quite a while to provide credit card purchase option since the demand is very high. Our main method of payment is wire transfer because of high...

Article
What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

Article
How Long Can Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus-Related Disruption?
BY Andrew Martins

We asked small business owners how their businesses are faring in the wake of the coronavirus. Here's what we found out.

Article
How to Decide on Your Company's Fiscal Year
BY Catherine vanVonno

Choosing when to start your fiscal year is one of the first things you need to do when setting up a new business. It may sound like the easiest thing to do, but this small step has a big impact.

Article
What Is Cash Flow Management?
BY Jennifer Post

Cash flow management is essential to a small business's survival. Here's how to improve your own cash flow management.

Article
8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

Article
What the Delayed Tax Deadline Means for Your Small Business
BY Andrew Martins

As the federal government tries to deal with the coronavirus disruption, officials extended the tax filing deadline to July 15. Here's what that means for your small business.

Article
3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
BY Travis Crabtree

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

Article
7 Steps to Sales Success in a Shutdown
BY Ken Gosnell

Downturns can impact organizations and many different departments in those organizations, but they should never impact sales activities.

Article
How to Pivot Without Falling Out With Your Investors
BY Howard Goldstein

It is important to make sure those providing you with funding are onboard when big changes are made.

Advice
How may I revise a business purchase contract after the due-diligence period?
QUESTION | BY Andrea Couture | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/28/20

The broker is representing both parties. Lately, I have seen comparable companies for sale much cheaper versus the sales revenu.

Article
The CARES Act: What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs?
BY Adam Uzialko

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. What measures could help your small business?