Finances

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.

Shopify vs. Square

BY Skye Schooley

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

Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees

BY Adam C. 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.

What Every Good Credit Application Should Include

BY Dean Kaplan

Learn how a credit application can help you screen new clients and protect your cashflow.

The Cost of Cybersecurity and How to Budget for It

BY Andrew Rinaldi

As you prepare your budget for 2020, cybersecurity costs should be on your radar.

Venture Capital Winners and Losers: How to Stop the Bleeding From a Struggling VC Investment and How to Capitalize on Success

BY Jack Rainer

Risk-taking is at the core of venture capital, and sometimes that risk can pay off in a big way. Other times, it can result in a problematic situation that requires a concerted effort to turn things...

The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020

BY Lori Fairbanks

After months of analysis (including evaluating 85 credit card processors), these are the best credit card processing companies for 2019. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and fees for the top-rated...

When Does Coworking Make Sense for Your Startup?

BY Chris Porteous

Sharing office space saves money, but is it the right move for your small business?

How to Cut Your Insurance Costs

BY Chris Porteous

If you are looking for places to save money, you should look at how much you are spending on your insurance and see if you can take steps to reduce those costs.

8 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know

BY Rashan Dixon

Even if it isn't your forte, you still need to know the basics of accounting to ensure your business is being run right.

Want to Support a Charity? Qualities Businesses Should Seek Out

BY Scott Gerber

Here are the criteria business leaders can use when choosing which charities to support.

How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business

BY Ruth Hoffmann

Learn how to properly use a credit card to finance your small business.

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.

How to Accept Credit Card Payments on Your Phone

BY Adam C. Uzialko

Accepting credit card payments by phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond

BY Jason Milleisen

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

How do I put together a business proposal to secure a bank loan?

QUESTION | BY Valerie Glasgow | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 11/02/19

My uncle was renting a space on a retail lot that has other working businesses. My uncle recently passed away, and the owner has offered the entire lot, along with the storefront and an extra parcel...

Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?

BY Matthew G.

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business

BY Skye Schooley

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your store.

How to Survive a Difficult Financial Period

BY Ruth Hoffmann

A financial downturn can occur at any moment, which is why business owners need to be prepared for it.

Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor

BY Adam C. Uzialko

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