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Business Owner's Guide to FICA Tax
BY Adam Uzialko

The FICA tax is a federal tax that both employers and employees pay to support Medicare and Social Security. Here's how it works and what you need to know as an employer.

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
BY Ben Mizes

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

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Federal Tax ID Numbers and How to Protect Your Business From Fraud
BY Andrew Martins

Businesses need a federal tax ID number before they can open their doors, but did you know they're vulnerable to fraud?

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card Without a Personal Guarantee
BY Andrew Martins

Though many credit card providers require a form of collateral for certain small business cards, not all do. Here's what you need to know about getting an unsecured business credit card.

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SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
BY Jason Milleisen

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
BY Sean Peek

Tax season can be a very stressful time, but by folding tax planning into your business strategy, you can quickly and efficiently process your taxes.

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Shopify or Amazon? Which Is Better for Your Business?
BY Max Freedman

Shopify and Amazon are giants in the e-commerce world, but which one is better for your business? Read on to make the right choice.

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How LaFlore Paris Became the Most-Funded Female-Owned Business on Kickstarter
BY Kiely Kuligowski

LaFlore Paris co-founder Natacha Seroussi shares her tips on being successful on crowdfunding sites.

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Should You Buy or Lease an ATM?
BY Jennifer Post

Consider these six things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
BY Shiv Nanda

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

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Understanding Business Credit Lines
BY Julie Ritzer Ross

Learn what a business credit line is, what type of business credit lines are available and when you should use each option.

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Guide to Compensation Management
BY Patrick Proctor

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor
BY Andrew Martins

If you're a sole proprietor, here's a step-by-step guide on how you can obtain a business credit card.

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Closing Because of the Pandemic? Beware of Potential Tax Hits
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Thousands of small businesses have shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding insult to injury, many are facing tax hits as they wind down.

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How to Survive When Business Is Slow
BY Simone Johnson

Many businesses experience financial ups and downs. Here are tips to help you stay afloat when business slows down.

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Disaster Loans: How to Qualify for PPP and EIDL Forgiveness
BY Mike Savage

More than 5 million businesses have received COVID relief funds. It's important to keep loan forgiveness in mind from the moment you receive your funds to avoid unforeseen costs.

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What Is Credit Card Funding?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Credit cards are extremely convenient to use, but there are several things you should consider before using them to fund your small business.

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4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
BY Joy Gendusa

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.

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How to Cash in on Your Excess Inventory
BY Bennett Conlin

If you find yourself with excess inventory, here are six ways you can cash it in.

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How to Raise Venture Capital
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Venture capital is a viable way to fund a startup, but not every business will be successful. Here's what you need to know about this type of funding.

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The Best Amazon Business Credit Cards
BY Donna Fuscaldo

There's more to Amazon than free shipping and same-day delivery. It also has a suite of credit cards that reward you for doing business with the e-commerce giant.

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Time Is Running Out for SMB Owners Impacted by 2018-19 Natural Disasters to Claim Federal Income Tax Credits
BY Jason Fry

Businesses in 19 states could be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was designed to help businesses recover the cost of retaining employees during a natural disaster.

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How Credit Card Issuers Approve Credit Card Applicants
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Business credit cards have a lot of benefits, if you can get approved for one. Here's what credit card companies look for in a borrower.

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How to Increase Your Small Business Market Share
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking to increase your small business market share? Find out how to calculate and improve your share of the market.

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Rollover for Business Startups: What Is a ROBS?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Looking for a way to fund your startup but don't want to take out a loan? A ROBS may be the answer.

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How to Find Business Investors
BY Matt D'Angelo

Need an investor to help you grow your startup? Here's how to find an investor and which types to look for.

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
BY Dock David Treece

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

A business line of credit and a business credit card are both useful tools for managing your business's finances. Find out which one is right for you.

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

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Pad That Bank Account: 6 Strategies for Companies Raising Capital
BY Faizan Raza

Whether you run a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you need capital to grow. Here are six strategies for raising capital as a small business owner.