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What Is a Credit Card Imprinter?
By Jennifer Post | November 15, 2021

Credit card imprinters used to be a popular tool for small businesses. As they have fallen out of favor for many, learn if they're still a fit for you.

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How to Get the Best Credit Card Machine for Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | November 15, 2021

You can choose from a variety of credit card machines with different capabilities and price points. Here are the best options.

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 15, 2021

Learn how to choose the best business loan for your unique business.

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Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | November 11, 2021

Understanding payroll taxes and deductions is critical for business owners. Learn how payroll taxes work and how to calculate payroll taxes.

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2021

Need a small business loan with low interest rates? Learn about the government loans available to entrepreneurs.

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Guide to Merchant Accounts
By Jennifer Dublino | November 03, 2021

Learn what a merchant account is, why your business might need one, how to set it up, and what other payment options there are in this informative guide.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 02, 2021

From tighter lending criteria to the rise of payment processors, many changes are underway in small business lending.

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How to Accept ACH Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2021

ACH payments are contactless payments that transfer funds directly from one bank account to another. Learn how ACH payments can help your business.

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What Is a POS System? (And Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

You've been told you need a POS system, but how does one work, how can it benefit your business, and what are its advantages over a cash register?

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Stripe vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 13, 2021

Learn how Stripe and Square stack up against each other in terms of pricing, software, hardware, security and customer support.

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PayPal vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 11, 2021

PayPal and Square are two top credit card processors. Find out which is right for your business.

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How to Create and Send Invoices With PayPal
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 06, 2021

Want to send a professional invoice via PayPal? Follow this guide to learn how.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It’s Different
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Restaurant accounting has specific needs and features. Here's a look at restaurant accounting methods and expenses, how tips factor in, and more.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Max Freedman | September 30, 2021

Considering a merchant cash advance for your business? Before accepting one, learn the pros and cons.

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How to Choose a POS Cash Register
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 30, 2021

The ability to accept both cards and cash is a must for storefronts. Click to learn how to choose the best cash register for your business.

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12 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

From tracking inventory to running promotions, there's a lot of benefits to using a POS system for your restaurant.

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POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

With a POS system installed on your phone or tablet, you can accept payments on the job, send digital receipts, and accurately record payment details.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner’s Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 13, 2021

Accepting credit card payments is a must for nearly every business. Here's what you need to know to get started.

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Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
By Jennifer Dublino | August 09, 2021

Find out which credit card processing fees you can expect, which ones you should never pay, and how to negotiate better rates for your company.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | August 06, 2021

Do you need a payment gateway or a payment processor? What's the difference, if there even is one? Learn about a payment gateway vs. payment processor.

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2021

Startups are short on cash but long on equity, so they often offer it as compensation. Here's why that could be a good or bad thing and what to negotiate.

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How to Reconcile a Business Bank Account
By Dock David Treece | May 05, 2021

This guide explains how to reconcile a business bank account and why it is important for a small business's cash flow and financial recordkeeping.

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How to File Employee Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | May 04, 2021

This guide to filing payroll taxes can help any business with employees better manage their payroll and meet their tax obligations.

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How SEP IRAs Work
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts (IRA) offer benefits to both self-employed people and small employers.

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Why Term Loans Are a Favorite Among Small Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 21, 2021

Term loans come in many flavors. Here's everything you need to know about this type of small business loans.

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A Guide to Accounting Software Features and Benefits
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 09, 2021

Here's everything you need to know about accounting software and the benefits of using it.

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What Are Liabilities in Accounting?
By Dock David Treece | April 02, 2021

Small business owners should keep a close eye on their liabilities. Learn more about what those are.

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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

When a client doesn't pay you for a construction project, what do you do? Read about your options in our guide.

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Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Here's a look at all the business checking account fees you could face and how to avoid them.

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 23, 2021

Find out what happens when your debt goes into the collections phase and what you can do about it.