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A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | July 10, 2024

Managing payroll forms is a necessary part of owning and running a business. Learn about the payroll tax and report forms business owners must understand.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | July 09, 2024

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

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How to Conduct a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | June 24, 2024

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

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of a Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2024

A break-even analysis helps you identify how much your business must sell to recoup costs. Learn how to use it to make smart decisions for your business.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | May 09, 2024

Learn how to tackle taxes more effectively and get bigger deductions by folding tax plans into your overall business strategy.

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Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
By Mark Fairlie | May 02, 2024

Looking to increase your small business's cash flow? Follow these tips to make sure you have enough liquid capital to keep growing.

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10 Ways to Reduce Operational Costs for Your Small Business
By Jennifer Dublino | May 02, 2024

Because small businesses operate on tight margins, sustaining a healthy profit is critical. Learn how to increase revenue and reduce expenses. 

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Medical Billing Process Step by Step
By Max Freedman | May 01, 2024

The medical billing process can be complicated. Follow this step-by-step process to ensure you do it correctly.

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POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 11, 2024

With this guide, learn how a point-of-sale (POS) system can transform your business by increasing sales, maximizing results and reducing waste.

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Overhead Cost and How to Calculate It
By Dock David Treece | April 09, 2024

Overhead costs are expenses tied to things other than the production of goods or services. Here's how to calculate overhead.

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What is Payroll Reporting?
By Julie Thompson | April 02, 2024

Payroll reports list pay rates, hours, overtime, vacation, withholdings and more. Here's what your business needs to know about payroll reporting.

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The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2024
By Sean Peek | April 01, 2024

Franchises are a good way to own and run a business without having to determine what to sell or how to market it. Learn about low-cost opportunities.

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What to Do if You’re Behind on Your Taxes
By Jennifer Dublino | March 14, 2024

Getting behind on your taxes can result in penalties, including liens and levies on your business. Here's what to do if you're past due.

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | March 12, 2024

Payroll liabilities are payroll-related fees your company owes. Learn payroll liability types, how they differ from payroll expenses, and how to pay them.

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Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | March 12, 2024

Understanding payroll taxes and deductions is critical for business owners. Learn how payroll taxes work and how to calculate payroll taxes.

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What’s the Difference Between Net Income and Profit?
By Dachondra Cason | February 27, 2024

Profit and net income are found on your company's income statement. Learn the difference between these financial terms and what they mean for your company.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Danielle Fallon-O’Leary | February 14, 2024

Retro pay is when an employer makes up the difference between wages the employee should have been paid versus what the employee received.

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How to File Employee Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | February 14, 2024

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

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What Are Assets in Accounting and Business?
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2024

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.

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Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2024

No matter what type of taxes you need help preparing, it's crucial to choose the right business tax consultant – and one whose prices fit into your budget.

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16 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2024

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.

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Business Debt: How Much Is Too Much to Carry?
By Jamie Johnson | February 01, 2024

To start your business, you’ll need money and sometimes borrowing funds is fine. Without proper management and care, though, debt can become problematic.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2024

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

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What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
By Paula Fernandes | February 01, 2024

The triple bottom line uses a sustainability-based accounting method that prioritizes people, profit and planet. Here's how businesses utilize it.

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2024

Equity compensation is a strategy used to improve a business’s cash flow. Instead of a full salary, the employee is given a partial stake in the company.

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Common Payroll Discrepancies and How to Fix Them
By Sean Peek | January 24, 2024

These are the most important steps you can take to prevent payroll discrepancies and, if they do occur, how to fix them.

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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | January 18, 2024

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

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 18, 2024

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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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
By Simone Johnson | January 05, 2024

Find out what to include in a cash flow statement, as well as its limitations and how cash flow is calculated.