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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2020

Find out how much it costs to use a payroll company and how it compares to having a CPA run payroll for you.

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16 Ways to Make Filing Business Taxes Easier
By Scott Gerber | December 30, 2019

Organization, and the right tools, can help save you a lot of time and grief when it comes time to file your taxes.

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Tax Reform: 5 Things You Need to Know
By Joshua Stowers | December 23, 2019

Find out how recent tax changes could affect your small business.

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Key Data and Analytics Small Businesses Need to Manage Finances and Drive Growth
By Tucker Mathis | December 20, 2019

Use of financial data analytics is a way to glean key insights from your small business’s past performance.

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How to Set Your 2020 Digital Marketing Budget Priorities
By Ronald Dod | December 10, 2019

Before the year ends, you should take time to prioritize your digital marketing strategy for 2020.

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When Does Coworking Make Sense for Your Startup?
By Chris Porteous | November 14, 2019

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

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How to Cut Your Insurance Costs
By Chris Porteous | November 12, 2019

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.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

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

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Adam Uzialko | October 29, 2019

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

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5 Reasons Why Franchising Could Save Your Retirement Plans
By Eric Stites | October 28, 2019

Franchising is a solid option for people who are looking to better prepare for retirement. Here's what you need to know before making this decision.

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Outsourcing for Small Businesses: Should You Hire a Contractor?
By Dennis O’Keefe | October 20, 2019

Outsourcing, also known as "contracting out," is the act of sending specific tasks and jobs outside your small business to be completed instead of handling them in-house.

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What Happens If You Can't Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Jason Milleisen | October 14, 2019

There are options that are available if you can't repay your SBA loan.

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How to Prepare Your Business for the 2020 Tax Season
By Tracy Watson | October 08, 2019

Even though the 2020 tax season is still a few months off, there are some steps you can be taking now to ensure the process goes smoothly when it does arrive.

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Find Out Which Credit Card Payment App for Android Works Best for You
By Adam Uzialko | October 07, 2019

Accepting payments via Android is easier than ever. Which card reader is best for you?

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How Would Medicare for All Impact Small Business Owners?
By Adam Uzialko | September 24, 2019

It aims to simplify and control healthcare costs, but what would it mean for SMB owners?

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A Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin: The Problems and Possibilities
By Moazzam Kamran | September 23, 2019

Bitcoin's possibilities are endless, exciting and nuanced. These are some of the problems and emerging solutions for this cryptocurrency.

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Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches in 2020
By Isaac Kohen | September 20, 2019

As we head into 2020, protecting your bottom line means understanding the risks of a data breach.

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7 Profit-Boosting Ways to Protect Your Business From a Recession
By Rashan Dixon | September 18, 2019

Implementing smart growth strategies now can help your business survive a recession.

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3 Non-financial Factors That Affect the Value of Your Business
By Terry Lammers | September 18, 2019

If a company isn't actively growing, it can only glide for so long before it falls back to the ground. Keep these factors in mind to steer clear of the "glider path" trap.

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How Leveraged Buyouts Can Help Small Businesses
By Chris Porteous | September 11, 2019

Leveraged buyouts can help small businesses that may otherwise struggle to attract outside financing.

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Why Every Company Should Have a Business Savings Account
By Ken Gosnell | September 04, 2019

Businesses often live from payroll to payroll. Smart business leaders understand the power of saving for future growth.

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Why You Need a Midyear Business Tax Checkup With Your CPA
By Nickolas Strain | September 03, 2019

Learn about the benefits of meeting with your CPA midyear to review your business taxes.

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Grow Your Small Business by Outsourcing Business Processes
By David Lesniak | September 02, 2019

Achieve greater efficiency, operational performance and more by outsourcing non-revenue-generating tasks to a trustworthy partner.

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How to Start a Business From Scratch
By Elijah Masek-Kelly | August 28, 2019

Building a business without upfront investment is tough, but not impossible.

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What Universal Basic Income Could Mean for Innovation
By Siri Hedreen | August 27, 2019

Will a basic income boost entrepreneurship, or discourage it?

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Talking Shop: Smart Financial Habits Your Small Business Needs to Be Practicing
By Chad Brooks | August 26, 2019

Keeping on top of your finances is critical to the success of your business.

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Talking Shop: Small Businesses Can Make Millions From Federal Government Contracts
By Chad Brooks | August 20, 2019

The U.S. government is the biggest customer in the world for small businesses.

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3 Ways to Gain Audience Trust in Blockchain
By Sean Caputo | August 13, 2019

Spur trust with customers using blockchain.

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How to Keep Your Business Out of Bankruptcy
By Matthew Debbage | July 09, 2019

Managing your debt is critical to avoiding bankruptcy

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SBA Loan Default: 5 Things You Need to Know Right Now
By Jason Milleisen | May 27, 2019

If you might default on your SBA loan, keep these tips in mind.