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How to Self-Fund Your Business
BY Sean Peek

It can take years to get your vision off the ground, but the rewards of owning every aspect of your company is worth the hard work of bootstrapping. Here's how you can self-fund your business idea.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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How Long Can Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus-Related Disruption?
BY Andrew Martins

We asked small business owners how their businesses are faring in the wake of the coronavirus. Here's what we found out.

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How to Decide on Your Company's Fiscal Year
BY Catherine vanVonno

Choosing when to start your fiscal year is one of the first things you need to do when setting up a new business. It may sound like the easiest thing to do, but this small step has a big impact.

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What Is Cash Flow Management?
BY Jennifer Post

Cash flow management is essential to a small business's survival. Here's how to improve your own cash flow management.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
BY business.com editorial staff

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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What the Delayed Tax Deadline Means for Your Small Business
BY Andrew Martins

As the federal government tries to deal with the coronavirus disruption, officials extended the tax filing deadline to July 15. Here's what that means for your small business.

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3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
BY Travis Crabtree

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

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7 Steps to Sales Success in a Shutdown
BY Ken Gosnell

Downturns can impact organizations and many different departments in those organizations, but they should never impact sales activities.

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How to Pivot Without Falling Out With Your Investors
BY Howard Goldstein

It is important to make sure those providing you with funding are onboard when big changes are made.

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The CARES Act: What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs?
BY Adam Uzialko

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. What measures could help your small business?

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How AI and Automation Technology Can Help Accountants
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to strike a balance between human brainpower and modern technology.

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Government Assistance for Entrepreneurs for Beginners
BY business.com editorial staff

Improve your chances of receiving a government grant for small business.

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How to Finance an Automobile for Your Small Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Learn how to find the best auto loan for your small business needs.

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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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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
BY Adam Uzialko

Wondering how to get your business loan application approved? These steps will better position you to secure the funding to start or grow your business.

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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 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.