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The Best Restaurant POS Systems for 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

We've reviewed the best restaurant POS systems. See up-to-date comparisons on features and prices for the top POS systems for restaurants.

Best Pick
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.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting the Funds You Need
BY business.com editorial staff

New regulations and fintech are changing the funding landscape.

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Spend Wisely: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Credit Cards
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are six ways small business owners can get more from credit cards.

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Best Uses for Tablets at Your Restaurant
BY business.com editorial staff

You can save time and money and improve your customers' dining experience with tablets at your restaurant.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Franchise?
BY business.com editorial staff

It's possible even on a budget, but you need to know your options and obligations first.

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Ways to Pay: Credit Card Processing Tools All Small Businesses Should Use
BY business.com editorial staff

Small business owners compete with their peers for customer dollars. Here are credit card processing tools you should be using.

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Why Mobile Banking Is The Future
BY business.com editorial staff

Mobile continues to be the name of the game and will soon become a required function for your business.

Advice
How should profits earned be divided between business partners when one leaves the business?
QUESTION | BY Tommy Martinetti | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/21/20

I'm a 50% partner in an LLC. My partner is moving out of state because his spouse got a Job offer they could not refuse. If he and I don't come to an agreement, can he legally take 50% profits until...

Advice
Have a budget template for your small business you're willing to share?
QUESTION | BY Kiely Kuligowski | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/21/20

I am writing an article on small business budget templates and am seeking some sample templates to include in the article. If you have one you have used that you are willing to share, please send it...

Advice
What are your biggest financial concerns during the coronavirus outbreak?
QUESTION | BY Matthew Gillman | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/21/20

As a SMB owner/professional, how have you been financially impacted by the coronavirus? What precautions are you taking to try and protect yourself financially?

Advice
How Will the Lack of Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program Affect You?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 04/20/20

The SBA announced that due to funding issues it would no longer be accepting applications for loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. business.com wants to hear from community members who...

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 1
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program burned through $349 billion in funding in just 13 days. Here are real stories from entrepreneurs who applied for funding.

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How to Apply for Government Grants
BY Derek Walter

Applying for government grants can be a confusing and lengthy process, but the end result could be a monetary award for your business. Here's how to apply for a government grant.

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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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Funds Exhausted for the Paycheck Protection Program: What Comes Next?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is meant to offer economic relief to small businesses in need of funding to cover wages and salaries, but is it enough? Is more funding on the way?

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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?