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The Misunderstood Costs of Business Loans: 10 Fees You Might Pay
BY business.com editorial staff

While loan fees may vary based on the lender, here are common ones you might encounter.

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Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Overlook LLC Startup Costs
BY Sean Peek

Millennials now make up the largest segment of the U.S. labor force and are entering the prime years for starting a business. Here's what they need to know about LLC startup costs.

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How do I import Home Depot purchase receipts in QuickBooks?
QUESTION | BY Marie Faulkner | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/23/20

I do remolding and help real estate investors buy almost every other day at Home Depot. Then we go back to the office and hire someone part time to enter each receipt with the client's property name....

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Business budgets are necessary for keeping a finger on the pulse of your business's financial health. Download our free business budget template and learn how to use it.

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Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
BY Jennifer Post

Maintaining healthy cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business. These tips will help you increase cash flow.

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How Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?
BY business.com editorial staff

As an entrepreneur, you're the one paying yourself, and it's not always a steady income.

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How to Plan a Budget for Your Side Hustle
BY Adam Uzialko

Trying to grow your side hustle into a business? Proper budgeting and financial planning are key. Here's how to budget for your side hustle.

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Cash on Call: 5 Super-Fast Providers of Small Business Loans
BY Saige Driver

When you need a small business loan quickly, these five providers can get you the funding you need.

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7 Steps of Purchase Order Financing
BY Matthew G.

If you have customers waiting on orders that you're not sure your company funds can fill at this time, purchase order financing could be a good borrowing option for you.

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How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
BY business.com editorial staff

Start or expand a farm with agricultural land financing.

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9 Things to Look for in a Business Checking Account
BY Meredith Wood

The business checking account you choose matters. Here's what to look for.

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5 Benefits of Equipment Financing
BY Matthew G.

Here are five reasons why your business should consider leasing or financing equipment.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
BY Kiely Kuligowski

There are many types of business loans. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

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Does a Client Owe You Money? Step-by-Step Tips for B2B Debt Collection
BY Jennifer Post

What do you do when a client won't pay what they owe? This step-by-step guide illuminates the B2B debt collection process.

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How do I set up a merchant account for a business?
QUESTION | BY Aspire Signature | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

I am running a business and have a volume of tech support, pharma, and travel business from the UK/USA/Canada/AUS/NZ. Also, I have prepaid debit card volume. Right now I am using a 3rd party...

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7 Small Business Payment Processing Solutions
BY Maricel Rivera

Online shopping is becoming the new normal. Therefore, it bodes well for your business to offer flexible payment methods to your customers.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
BY Matthew G.

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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How do you determine the best accounting and payroll software for an early startup business?
QUESTION | BY Vaibhav Devaansh | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/28/20

How do you choose the best accounting and payroll software for a business in the early startup stage? I am looking for a software that is free and easily manageable.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
BY Mona Bushnell

Find out what makes up a cash flow statement and why it's important for your business.

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10 Ways to Drastically Cut Business Costs
BY Katharine Paljug

Cutting expenses is a priority for many small business owners. Here are 10 tips for drastically reducing the cost of doing business.

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The Best Low-Cost Business Ideas When You're on a Tight Budget
BY Shane Barker

Consider these low-cost business ideas if you want to start a business but are short on funds.

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6 Elements of a Successful Financial Plan for a Small Business
BY Diana Wertz

Improve your chances of growth by covering these bases in your plan.

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How to Manage Funding Grants for your Small Business
BY Ryan Ayers

Many small business owners don't have the finances to fund their own businesses. So they manage their funding and grants themselves.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
BY Matt D'Angelo

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?

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Bootstrapping or Investors: How Should You Fund Your Business?
BY Deborah Sweeney

Is one option better than the other when it comes to your small business?

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Learn the differences between capital and operating grants, and how to know which option is right for your business.

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Accounting Software Features and Benefits: A Guide for SMBs
BY Simone Johnson

Accounting software helps you record the flow of your company's money and examine your financial condition.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
BY Matt D'Angelo

Small, short-term loans are ideal for startups and small businesses that need some capital but don't want to be saddled with a lot of debt.

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Overspending Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Overlooking
BY Chris Porteous

For small businesses, every dollar counts. That's why it is important to make sure you aren't overspending in areas you can't afford to.

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Financial Formulas Businesses Can Use in Excel
BY Mona Bushnell

Learn business math basics and how to deploy them in Excel.