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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2021

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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How to Calculate Night Shift Differential Pay
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2021

Night shift differential pay makes it easy to find and motivate daytime employees to work nighttime shifts. Here's how to implement it.

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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 07, 2021

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 07, 2021

If you have a bad credit score and need a business loan, these financing options could help you secure the funding you need.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | September 02, 2021

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

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software for 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 02, 2021

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 01, 2021

Looking for funding? When banks let you down, consider an alternative loan.

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How to Improve Your Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | August 31, 2021

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets.

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Should You Pick the Cheapest Payroll Service?
By Simone Johnson | August 25, 2021

If you're a budding business owner, you may need an affordable payroll service, but is it wise to choose the cheapest one you can find?

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | August 25, 2021

Find out how much it costs to use a payroll company and how it compares to having a CPA run payroll for you.

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Workers Interested in Cryptocurrency Choices in Employer-Sponsored 401(k) Plans
By business.com editorial staff | August 25, 2021

87 percent of full-time employees expressed interest in diversifying their retirement investments with cryptocurrency

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POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

Even if you prefer cash and checks, a POS system is a useful payments tool.

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | August 24, 2021

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

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POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 23, 2021

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

What are the differences between a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC? These two tax forms have both undergone recent changes. Find out when and how to file.

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9 Benefits of Paperless Payroll
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

Most businesses stand to benefit substantially from paperless payroll platforms, though electronic payroll might not perfectly fit all companies.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 18, 2021

Doing payroll yourself can be as easy as these eight steps.

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Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

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How to Calculate Blended Overtime Pay
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

When a multi-wage employee works overtime, on which of their wage rates do you base their overtime rates? Blended overtime pay answers this question.

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How to Budget for Hourly Employees Annually
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

Just because your employees are hourly doesn't mean you can't plan for the long term. Here's how to budget annually for your hourly workers.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 16, 2021

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2020? We review the top-rated services.

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How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | August 10, 2021

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the retirement savings tools you need in your arsenal.

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Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
By Jennifer Dublino | August 09, 2021

Learn about credit card processing fees and how to negotiate for lower costs.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | August 06, 2021

What's the difference between a payment gateway and a payment processor?

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Insurance Deductions and Expenses for Small Businesses
By Nicole Urbanowicz | July 28, 2021

Some business insurance costs are tax deductible. Do you know which ones?

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2021

Startups often offer equity to valuable employees in place of a higher salary.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Here are five factors that affect how much workers' comp insurance you need.