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How much should I expect to pay for merchant services?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 24 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 12/02/20

I am curious who people recommend for merchant services and how much they charge. Bank of America charges 1.99% and 20 cents per transaction, $16 monthly fee (which includes payment gateway), $94...

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/30/20

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

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Can gambling losses be deducted on a tax return?
QUESTION | BY irina butorina | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/30/20

What are the rules for deducting gambling losses and what receipts or documents do I need to support any losses? Also, what out of pocket expenses can I deduct? I am only interested in the rules for...

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How should I set the prices for my new clothing brand?
QUESTION | BY Dashia Saunderlin | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/26/20

I just started my own clothing called Crowns Clothing Collection that I want to sell at an affordable price for my target market. Crowns Clothing Collection is targeted towards teens and young adults...

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What are the best software products used in the banking industry?
QUESTION | BY Roberto Romello | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/26/20

I want to know a list of recommended software products used in the banking sector that addresses a bank's core banking needs and helps manage evolving customer expectations. Please list out the...

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Where do I find investors who can invest in my software company?
QUESTION | BY Rupesh Raut | 10 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/25/20

I am looking for an investment against equity in a 6 year old software company based in India. I am clueless as to where to start and how to find potential investors.

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What is the apt accounting software for start-ups?
QUESTION | BY Sofhia Thomas | 12 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/25/20

I want to know an apt accounting software that can be employed by a start-up concern. By this, I mean a software that includes all the mandatory features and is at a reasonable rate.

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What is the easiest accounting software to learn when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Brett Strickler | 46 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/20/20

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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Have a budget template for your small business you're willing to share?
QUESTION | BY Kiely Kuligowski | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/20/20

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...

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I?m buying a business. Should I sign the purchase and sale agreement before securing financing?
QUESTION | BY Matt Santos | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/13/20

I in the process of acquiring a business. I was sent a purchase and sale agreement from the broker however I?m still working on securing financing. Is it okay to sign the P&S without the...

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How can I get a loan for my cleaning business?
QUESTION | BY Nishcole Goggins | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/11/20

I have been in business for a year and seven months, my revenue is under the required revenue of most loan companies that offer loans and the time in business required is two years, along with a...

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How is a limited liability company (LLC) taxed?
QUESTION | BY Skye Schooley | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/08/20

What are the different types of taxes an LLC has to pay (e.g. income, state, federal, expenses, etc.)? What are the tax advantages of a filing taxes as an LLC, as opposed to an S-corp or C-corp?

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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 | 72 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/06/20

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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How is Blockchain used in accounting?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/03/20

I?m putting together a massive financial professional round-up post. If you have just a few minutes to answer this question, it will provide some great exposure for you and your brand. Here is my...

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Are financial projections needed for taking out a business loan?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 26 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/03/20

I am thinking about taking out a loan for my business. I know I need to put together a business plan for the bank and should include all historical financial data. What would I include for financial...

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How do I determine the best place to invest in real estate?
QUESTION | BY Joseph V. Scorese | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/30/20

I am looking for to buy real estate in the Philadelphia area for investment? How do I determine the best neighborhood to invest in and should I go single family or multi family? The rates are so...

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What are the best practices for maintaining books and records?
QUESTION | BY Bryan C. | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/29/20

I have been working on a startup on the side and am incurring expenses. I have not set up any accounting software or record books and realize I need to start. I don't have a lot of expenses so...

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/24/20

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...

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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/23/20

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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What are the best practices for invoicing clients and collecting on payments faster?
QUESTION | BY JR Rochester | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/02/20

I offer b2b services and had several questions about invoicing. -How soon is too soon to expect payment of invoices? Are 7 days too quick? -How often do you reach out if the invoice isn't paid...

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When does a startup company have to start paying taxes?
QUESTION | BY Shania Redmon | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/30/20

I want to start a record label eventually. For now I'm wanting to sell beats and merchandise. Do I have to pay taxes? What if I'm making little to no money at first?

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What affordable accounting services are startups using?
QUESTION | BY Irina Mladenova | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/22/20
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what are the ways to find the cheapest accounting services in the UK?
QUESTION | BY Ghulam Mustafa | 7 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/14/20

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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How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

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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How do I start a business with zero capital?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Frimpong | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/01/20

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

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How do you run a successful accounting practice?
QUESTION | BY Telsea Greene | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/25/20

I?m putting together a massive financial professional round-up post. If you have just a few minutes to answer this question, it will provide some great exposure for you and your brand. Here is my...

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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 08/22/20

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 are the best banks for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY Zack Lombardi | 13 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

My production company is expanding, although we are still considered either a start up or small business. Any recommendations on the best banks for small businesses? We're interested in interest...

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What's the best bookkeeping software for small businesses?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 35 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/22/20

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 difficult is it to take out a loan for my small business?
QUESTION | BY S. Thomas Warden | 27 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/20/20

What should I keep in mind when approaching banks? Which banks and programs are best for startups/entrepreneurs? Are there other options that I should consider? Thanks!