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What are the best tech tools for accounting firms to set up virtual offices?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/01/20

Due to COVID-19, almost every firm has had to shift to a virtual office. What are your suggestions for an accounting firm in particular? How can we use these tools to stay productive and efficient?

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As a small business, is it better to save money and do my taxes myself or hire a professional?
QUESTION | BY Corey Miner | 70 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/25/20

This is my first year owning my own business. I've always done my own personal taxes but I have no experience filing taxes as an owner to a new business. We have hired several employees that I have...

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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

Here in Ghana, it is difficult and expensive to get a loan usually with a very high-interest rate. Can anyone give me advice and information on where I can get a loan of US $500,000 for a period of 5...

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Revenue model for a start up providing free services?
QUESTION | BY Gopal Yadav | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

Looking answers for revenue model of a start up: A start up engaged in service industry wants to provide services free of cost to its targets till the time it does not get sufficient response, so...

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What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 39 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/16/20

I know a lot of people use Quickbooks. Is this the best accounting software for new businesses? Is there something else easier, more cost effective or should I go with what seems to be widely used?

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How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/15/20

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

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What is the difference between a merchant cash advance and working capital loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/12/20

I'm currently working on an article for business.com about the difference between a merchant cash advance and a working capital loan. I am looking for community members with experience, either as...

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What is the best way to capitalize on a new business idea?
QUESTION | BY Ray Dickerson | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/12/20

I am in the business of art production. I have essentially developed a new category/concept of art and my business involves the creation, design, and sale of these unique products. I?ve come up with...

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what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I just want to learn ways to explore the accounting industry and how small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of cost-effective accounting services.

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What features are key when searching for the right accounting software system?
QUESTION | BY Simone Johnson | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I want to know which elements I should focus on and recommend to readers when writing about accounting software systems.

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What's the best bookkeeping software for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 34 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I am planning on buying QuickBooks but wondering if anyone has suggestions for something that might be better or easier.

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How do I collect overdue payments from clients?
QUESTION | BY Kassandra Khoury | 22 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

I have a problem that I am trying to solve. Some of my customers are not paying their bills and we have to close our fiscal year. If they don't pay within three days how do I account for these...

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What is the best way to keep records as a real estate agent?
QUESTION | BY John Vogele | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/11/20

My wife used to work with web design for years. She enjoyed working with clients. So she is now a licensed real estate agent in rural Montana. I am charged with setting up a record-keeping system,...

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How do I get a grant or loan from the government?
QUESTION | BY Javaro Munnings | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/08/20

How do I get a grant or loan from the government? Or get a loan for my new business? What is the best way to market my business and see fast results and which marketing website works better? Yelp?...

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What do smart businessmen do during recessions?
QUESTION | BY Ruth Hoffmann | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/07/20

There's always a business opportunity in a recession. Money doesn't really disappear. People simply begin to save and/or allocate funds to payoff the debt which created the good economic days before...

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How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 32 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/07/20

I want to start a business but I don't have any money to start the business with.

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Do I need quickbooks?
QUESTION | BY Mike Seaman | 28 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/05/20

Or is excel enough for generating simple invoices and basic accounting?

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How can I get international funding support for a business?
QUESTION | BY Syed Rossedi Tuan Dalam | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

I want to start a service-oriented business - Auto Carpet Cleaning Services in Malaysia. All this while, only manual cleaning available. I have done my homework and produced my business plan, which I...

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How did you attract international investors?
QUESTION | BY Kiely Kuligowski | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

To business owners who have international investors: 1. How did you attract international investors? 2. Why are international investors important for your business? 3. What impact do you...

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one? What are the things you should look for in a...