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How to Protect Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
BY Leslie Hassler

Follow these six steps to protect your business's cash flow in uncertain times.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: How Cost Structure Determines Your Profitability
BY business.com editorial staff

Knowing the relationship between revenue and expenses is the key to understanding your business's profitability.

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Do You Have to Offer Severance Pay?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what severance pay is and when you should offer it.

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Dollars & Sense: How to Build an Accounting System for Startups
BY business.com editorial staff

Having a robust accounting system in place right in the early stages of the business helps you build a strong foundation for your business.

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Time to Ban Tips? How to Figure Out What's Best for Your Restaurant
BY business.com editorial staff

Banning tipping is still controversial, but it's gaining in popularity. Is it right for your restaurant?

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What to Do If You're Behind on Your Taxes
BY business.com editorial staff

Don't let fear of the IRS paralyze you. Get your taxes sorted.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
BY Max Freedman

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

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Retailers: Avoiding Transaction Risk of Keyed Payments
BY business.com editorial staff

In the majority of transactions, this risk is minor and ephemeral. However, certain transactions come with a greater degree of risk.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profit Margin
BY business.com editorial staff

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.

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5 Best Construction Estimating Tools
BY business.com editorial staff

Use one of these programs to gauge the costs of your next construction project.

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What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
BY Paula Fernandes

The triple bottom line is a sustainability-based accounting method that focuses on people, profit and planet. Here's how it works for businesses.

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Buying a Retail POS System? Here's How to Choose the Right One
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what you should look for in a modern, technologically advanced point-of-sale system for your business.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
BY business.com editorial staff

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks.

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The Future of Blockchain for Business
BY business.com editorial staff

While blockchain technology is all the rage right now, it hasn't yet hit its stride.

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How is a limited liability company (LLC) taxed?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/08/20

What are the different types of taxes an LLC has to pay (e.g. income, state, federal, expenses, etc.)? What are the tax advantages of a filing taxes as an LLC, as opposed to an S-corp or C-corp?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What Is a Rising Rate Environment?
BY business.com editorial staff

In a booming economy, while your rates may rise, your revenue should too.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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How AI and Automation Technology Can Help Accountants
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to strike a balance between human brainpower and modern technology.

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Government Assistance for Entrepreneurs for Beginners
BY business.com editorial staff

Improve your chances of receiving a government grant for small business.

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How to Finance an Automobile for Your Small Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Learn how to find the best auto loan for your small business needs.