Finances

Learn how to manage your finances and get resources on financing your business needs from expert financial professionals.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

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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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

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

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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
BY Andrew Martins

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
BY Simone Johnson

Cash flow statements help businesses keep track of their finances. Here's what you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The statement of shareholder equity tells you the value of a business after investors and stockholders are paid out.

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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works and How to Calculate Overtime
BY Marisa Sanfilippo

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Income Statement
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The income statement, which tracks your revenue after expenses, paints a picture of how your business is performing over a period of time.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
BY Simone Johnson

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
BY Donna Fuscaldo

The balance sheet is one of the three most important financial statements for business owners, and includes assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
BY Max Freedman

To accurately pay your employees each pay period, you need to understand what to deduct from their paychecks.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Finance tracking can help you keep tabs on the money coming in and going out of your business and aid you in identifying ways to grow your enterprise.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2020
BY Skye Schooley

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

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What Is a 401(k)?
BY Simone Johnson

A 401(k) is an important retirement savings vehicle that many employers offer to their employees. Here's what you should know about this type of plan.

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
BY Adam Uzialko

When you're considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Here's how to calculate loan payments.

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Form 7004: Business Tax Extensions Explained
BY Skye Schooley

Corporations and partnerships can use Form 7004 to get more time to file their business tax returns.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
BY Andrew Martins

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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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 Is a POS System? (and Other Common Questions Answered)
BY Skye Schooley

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

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Shopify vs. Square
BY Skye Schooley

Learn the differences between Shopify and Square to determine which one is best for your business.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

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How to Do Payroll
BY Matt D'Angelo

Our step-by-step guide will teach you how to process payroll yourself.

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Tips for a Successful Financial Future for the Self-Employed
BY Max Freedman

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. Here's what independent contractors and freelancers should know about building a successful financial future.

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Must-Have Tools to Keep Self-Employed Finances in Order
BY Max Freedman

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. These tools make it easier to keep your finances in order.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
BY Simone Johnson

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.

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Small Business Guide to Restaurant Inventory Software
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Wasted food takes a bite out of your profits. Restaurant inventory software can help.

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Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
BY Adam Uzialko

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small business.

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Tax-Filing Tips for Independent Contractors
BY Andrew Martins

Striking out on your own as an independent contractor comes with its own set of tax hurdles. Follow these tips to help you file your taxes the right way.