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Finance

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Fixed Income Clearing and Settlement
By business.com editorial staff | May 02, 2020

Here's a guide to understanding fixed income clearing and settlement systems and services.

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Peace Out, Paper: A Cashless Society Is on the Horizon
By business.com editorial staff | May 01, 2020

The days of paper currency are numbered; going paperless is trending not just in the U.S., but all over the world.

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By business.com editorial staff | April 28, 2020

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

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7 Alternative Sources of Funding for Your Business During COVID-19
By Rapid Finance | April 28, 2020

There are plenty of places to find funding for your business, especially as you try to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Which alternative sources of funding are right for your business?

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Know Your Worth: 3 Methods for How to Value a Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

Knowing how to value your business is a crucial piece of running the company. Learn how to you find an accurate value for your business.

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Business Debt: How Much Is Too Much to Carry?
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

Debt can be a useful way to start your business, but without proper management and care, things can turn ugly quickly.

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How to Plan for the Future of Your Business During Coronavirus
By Adam Uzialko | April 27, 2020

The pandemic has forced many businesses to close or drastically adapt their business models to survive. Here's how to plan for the future of your business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Top 10 Things to Watch Out for as You Explore 7(a) or 7(b) Loan Funding
By Rapid Finance | April 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the federal government to develop economic relief loan programs. Here's what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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Intelligent Investing: What Is an Introducing Broker?
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understanding who the major players are in this world is vital to navigating the stormy seas of investing. Learn how to find the right help.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.

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How to Start a Business Without Outside Funding
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 24, 2020

Shama Patel launched a successful skin care company with no outside funding. Here's how she did it.

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Paycheck Protection Program Receives $310B in New Funding
By Adam Uzialko | April 23, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program, a COVID-19 economic relief program created under the CARES Act, received $310 billion in additional funding.

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The Best Restaurant POS Systems for 2020
By Lori Fairbanks | April 23, 2020

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

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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 | April 23, 2020

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 | April 23, 2020

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 | April 23, 2020

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 | April 22, 2020

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 | April 22, 2020

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 | April 21, 2020

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

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How should profits earned be divided between business partners when one leaves the business?
By Tommy Martinetti | 9 Answers | Last Activity on April 21, 2020

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...

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 1
By Adam Uzialko | April 20, 2020

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 | April 20, 2020

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 | April 17, 2020

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 | April 17, 2020

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

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Dollars & Sense: How to Build an Accounting System for Startups
By business.com editorial staff | April 16, 2020

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 | April 15, 2020

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 | April 14, 2020

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 | April 14, 2020

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 | April 13, 2020

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 | April 10, 2020

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