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Is a Walmart Credit Card Right for Your Business?
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

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 | May 28, 2020

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 | May 28, 2020

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 | May 28, 2020

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 | May 27, 2020

Can you go cash only and thrive?

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

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Small Business Guide on How to Get a Business Loan
By Sean Peek | May 22, 2020

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 2020

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.

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Any helpful primers I should know about before I apply for a bank loan?
By Renata Harrison | 18 Answers | Last Activity on May 22, 2020

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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Got Turned Down for SBA 7(a) or 7(b) Funding? What to Do Now
By Rapid Finance | May 21, 2020

If you were unable to secure an SBA loan to keep your business afloat during COVID-19, you have other options. Here's what to do if you were turned down for an SBA loan.

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How to Finance Business Expenses Not Covered by SBA Loans
By Rapid Finance | May 20, 2020

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.

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How can we obtain funding for our solar power business idea?
By Peter Madia | 3 Answers | Last Activity on May 20, 2020

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...

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What are the pros and cons of accepting credit cards as a small business?
By Tamara Kenney | 18 Answers | Last Activity on May 20, 2020

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...

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Is Your CNP Fraud-Detection System Confused by Consumer Behavior Now? That Could Damage Your Business
By Rafael Lourenco | May 19, 2020

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.

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Outrageous Expense Reports and How to Avoid Expense Fraud
By Sean Peek | May 19, 2020

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

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How do I put together a business proposal to secure a bank loan?
By Valerie Glasgow | 3 Answers | Last Activity on May 18, 2020

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...

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What is the best solution for a payment gateway for startups?
By Amar Mehra | 28 Answers | Last Activity on May 18, 2020

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.

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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
By Tucker Mathis | May 15, 2020

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

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Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
By business.com editorial staff | May 14, 2020

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

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Supply Chain Finance or Invoice Factoring: Which Is Better for Managing Cash Flow?
By Anne MacRae | May 14, 2020

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.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | May 13, 2020

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

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Is the Square a direct credit card processor like TSYS and First Data?
By Gary Smith | 3 Answers | Last Activity on May 12, 2020

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...

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
By Chad Otar | May 12, 2020

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

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7 Smart Strategies to Help Small Businesses Survive the Global Pandemic
By Wesley Cherisien | May 10, 2020

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.

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That Was Easy: How to Make Payment Effortless for Clients
By business.com editorial staff | May 08, 2020

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

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Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
By business.com editorial staff | May 07, 2020

Find tax consulting services that fit your budget.

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Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
By business.com editorial staff | May 04, 2020

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

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6 Creative Financing Ideas for Cash-Strapped Startups
By business.com editorial staff | May 04, 2020

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

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6 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Credit Card Payment Processing
By business.com editorial staff | May 04, 2020

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

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 2
By Adam Uzialko | May 04, 2020

These three small business owners are coping with challenges facing many entrepreneurs due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.