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Advice
How can we obtain funding for our solar power business idea?
QUESTION | BY Peter Madia | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/19/20

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
Do I need to charge/pay sales tax or VAT when my LLC gets donations?
QUESTION | BY Max Stone | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/16/20

I was wondering whether I need to pay any form of sales tax or VAT (or similar taxes in other countries different from the US or EU) when someone makes a contribution. My LLC is a normal...

Article
Are PEO Payroll Services Worth It?
BY Joshua Stowers

When you need help with your payroll, should you hire a payroll service or a PEO?

Article
Why You Should Consider Investing in a Co-Working Space
BY Chris Porteous

Coworking spaces are increasingly popular. Find out why you should consider investing in one.

Article
Free Payroll Services: How Do They Compare to Paid Services?
BY Simone Johnson

Free payroll services and apps have a lot to offer, but you need to know what to look for.

Advice
What is the proper way to calculate COGS for a retail organic grocer?
QUESTION | BY Dan Breneman | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/13/20

I am working as a consultant for a retail organic grocery that is confusing me regarding their calculations for COGS. One of the owners, an 83-year old that has an extensive grocery background is...

Article
Everything You Want to Know About Business Planning
BY Dave Lavinsky

The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that achieves great heights.

Article
Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
BY Adam Uzialko

Is your business considered high risk by your credit card processor? Here's how to know and what that means for you.

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The Best POS Systems of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've compared the best POS systems for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and prices for the top-rated systems.

Article
How to Prepare a Grant Letter for Nonprofit Funding
BY Ryan Ayers

Grant writing is essential for nonprofit organizations looking to acquire the funding they need to stay afloat or grow.

Article
Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
BY Adam Uzialko

Looking for funding? When banks let you down, consider an alternative loan.

Advice
Any recommendations on expense and cash flow management systems for sole proprietors?
QUESTION | BY Deb Thompson | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 01/02/20

I am a sole proprietor with an online business and no employees. Are there any free or low cost expense and cash management systems available?

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The Best Data Recovery Services & Software of 2020
BY business.com editorial staff

Our team of experts has compared the best data recovery software for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated programs.

Article
How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing
BY Howard Goldstein

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.

Article
16 Ways to Make Filing Business Taxes Easier
BY Scott Gerber

Organization, and the right tools, can help save you a lot of time and grief when it comes time to file your taxes.

Article
The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
BY Derek Gallimore

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

Article
Why Entrepreneurs Should Have Life Insurance Plans
BY Anand Srivastava

Find out how insurance policies could help with your business maintenance.

Article
Tax Reform: 5 Things You Need to Know
BY Joshua Stowers

Find out how recent tax changes could affect your small business.

Article
Key Data and Analytics Small Businesses Need to Manage Finances and Drive Growth
BY Tucker Mathis

Use of financial data analytics is a way to glean key insights from your small business’s past performance.

Article
What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
BY Simone Johnson

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.