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Understanding and Utilizing Total Compensation Packages
By Patrick Proctor | September 21, 2023

Determining total employee compensation is critical to keeping employees happy and attracting top job candidates. Here is how to calculate it.

POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2023

POS systems do more than capture sales at the point of sale. They can run detailed reports on everything from inventory to sales, giving you deeper insight

Which Business Credit Card Fees Are Tax-Deductible?
By Dock David Treece | September 15, 2023

Businesses can deduct credit card annual fees and other fees as business expenses. Learn how to deduct business credit card fees on your taxes correctly. logo
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By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023
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How to Save Thousands of Dollars With the Employee Retention Credit
By Lauren Kubiak | September 06, 2023

Under the legislation, eligible employers can claim a refundable tax credit that is equal to 70 percent of the qualified wages they pay employees.

What Are Assets in Accounting and Business?
By Sean Peek | September 05, 2023

Assets refer to resources that can be converted into cash. Learn how assets work, the various types of assets, how to determine an asset's value and more.

How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | August 14, 2023

Learn how to run payroll for your small business's employees.

How to Conduct a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | August 14, 2023

Payroll audits can be beneficial to your business. Learn how to conduct one with this step-by-step guide and get software recommendations.

How to Calculate Gross and Net Pay
By Julie Ritzer Ross | August 10, 2023

In order to pay your employees correctly each pay period, you need to know how to calculate gross and net pay. Learn how to ensure your payroll is precise.

How to File Employee Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 10, 2023

This guide to filing payroll taxes can help any business with employees better manage their payroll and meet their tax obligations.

How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | August 10, 2023

This guide explains how self-employed people can make Roth IRA contributions to save for their retirement.

1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC
By Julie Thompson | August 03, 2023

This guide explains the differences between tax forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC, which affect independent contractors and freelancers.

A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | July 31, 2023

As a small business owner, do you know enough about different payroll forms? Click to read about payroll deduction forms, certified payroll forms and more.

How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | July 31, 2023

Learn who should consider debt consolidation and what you need to know before deciding whether business debt consolidation is right for you.

Overhead Cost and How to Calculate It
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

Overhead costs are your expenses that are tied to things other than the production of your goods or services. Here is how to calculate it.

What Is SUTA Tax? How Do You Calculate It?
By David Gargaro | July 31, 2023

All businesses are responsible for paying unemployment insurance taxes. Here is how to calculate what your business owes.

How to Calculate Blended Overtime Pay
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

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 Cheat Uncle Sam (Legally)
By Sean Peek | July 12, 2023

Tax season doesn't need to be painful financially if you know what deductions to take. Here are some you might not know about.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Afloat in Any Financial Climate
By Mike Berner | July 10, 2023

Take these steps to ensure your small business's survival in a recession or economic crisis.

4 Ways to Boost Your Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 06, 2023

Want to improve cash flow or look good in the eyes of the bank or investors? Here's how to strengthen your balance sheet.

Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 03, 2023

Here's a look at the business checking account fees you could face and how to avoid them.

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Should You Take a Pay Cut to Boost Your Business?
By Mike Berner | June 29, 2023

Cutting salaries for CEOs can boost employee morale and improve business performance but, other times, it can lead to managed earnings and short-termism.

16 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | May 30, 2023

IRS audits are stressful and costly. Learn best practices and tips that will reduce your chances of getting audited by the IRS and help you stay compliant.

How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | May 30, 2023

Cash flow is critical for construction contractors. Learn best practices for ensuring your clients pay you and tips for dealing with nonpaying customers.

From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 24, 2023

Debt collection is the process of obtaining payment on a past-due account. Here's what to expect if you run into financial trouble.

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Don’t Let the Bank Lose Your Money
By Mike Berner | May 17, 2023

Business owners risk losing all their money if they keep it in a bank above the FDIC limit.

Common Payroll Discrepancies and How to Fix Them
By Sean Peek | May 17, 2023

Running payroll accurately is important for every business, but it is easy for mistakes to occur. Check for these 11 common payroll discrepancies.

How to Budget for Hourly Employees Annually
By Julie Thompson | May 17, 2023

This guide explains how to budget for hourly workers when running payroll and why it benefits small businesses to do so.

What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | May 17, 2023

Direct deposit is popular among large employers, but what options exist for small businesses? Learn more about direct deposit, including the pros and cons.