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

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

There are steps you can take in the event you do not get your payment.

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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

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Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Business checking account fees can eat away at your profits and impact your cash flow if you aren't careful. Before you choose a business checking account, make sure you know what fees it may charge.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 24, 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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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 23, 2021

Debt collection occurs in phases, and although it can seem overwhelming, there are options for relief.

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | February 22, 2021

Everyone's startup is different, but these expenses are typical and usually necessary.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 19, 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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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | February 12, 2021

Accounting software is critical to virtually every business. These 10 bookkeeping tools are recommended by small business owners for their ease of use, versatility and effectiveness.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2021
By Business.com Editorial Staff | February 10, 2021

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

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software
By Simone Johnson | February 09, 2021

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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4 Tips to Help You Secure Funding From International Investors
By Howard Goldstein | February 05, 2021

International investors present a big opportunity for startups in need of capital.

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Understanding and Utilizing Total Compensation Packages
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

Total compensation helps employers attract top talent and grasp the full related costs of each full-time employee.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 03, 2021

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Income Statement
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

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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Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

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How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?
By Ming-Yi Wu | February 02, 2021

The resilience of small businesses with limited assets has been tested during the pandemic. Here are six ways to stay resilient during this prolonged downturn.

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Self-Employed Guide to Tax Benefits and Deductions
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2021

Taxes can be difficult to navigate, but it's well worth the effort. To help you maximize the deductions and benefits you're entitled to, we've put together this list of self-employed tax deductions.

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2021: The Year to Catch Up on Your Business Finances
By Lil Roberts | January 29, 2021

Bookkeeping isn't the most compelling aspect of running your business, and 2020 might have put you further behind. Here's how to make good accounting habits and stay on top of your finances this year.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 29, 2021

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

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2021

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

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

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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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | January 28, 2021

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2021

Improving your balance sheet can optimize your cash flow, paint a clearer picture of your finances and reveal whether you can take on debt or investors.

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19 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

Getting audited by the IRS can be a stressful and, ultimately, costly event. To help avoid that scenario, we've collected 19 tips to avoid being targeted by the IRS.