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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Here are five factors in figuring out how much workers' comp insurance you need.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Angel Investors for Your Business
BY Roman Shteyn

Are angel investors the right funding source for your startup or small business?

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Outgrowing Your Office Space? Should You Lease or Buy?
BY Karina Fabian

Consider these factors before buying or leasing your construction office.

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Concur's Christal Bemont on Managing Business Travel Expenses
BY Chad Brooks

We spoke to Bemont on the rise of business travel and its expense challenges.

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If You Accept Payments on the Job, Your Small Construction Business Needs a POS System. Here's Why
BY Lori Fairbanks

Even if you prefer cash and checks, a POS system is a useful payments tool.

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Everything You Need to Know about 7702 Plans
BY business.com editorial staff

A 7702 plan isn't really a retirement plan at all – it's a life insurance policy.

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5 Common Retail Scams: How to Spot and Stop Them
BY Mona Bushnell

How to prevent your retail employees from stealing from you

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Deposit Required? When to Ask Customers to Pay Upfront
BY Larry Alton

Learn three tips for getting paid before the work is done.

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Accountancy 101: 5 Tips to Manage Your Small Business's Finances
BY Russell Smith

Being your own business's accountant can be daunting, but it's possible with some tric

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Debunking 5 Venture Capital Myths That People Still Believe
BY Will Jiang

Setting the record straight about venture capital

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Why It Could Take Up to 5 Years to Prepare Your Business for Sale
BY Bruce Hakutizwi

Don't wait until closing to clean up your books

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Buying or Leasing Construction Equipment? Which Is Better?
BY Karina Fabian

There are pros and cons to buying, leasing and renting.

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Nonprofits Are Sticking to Budget: 6 Tips to Cut Overspending
BY Megan Totka

It’s no secret that nonprofits run very lean. When evaluating your budget and where you can trim any overspending, here are six areas worth taking a closer look at.

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A Guide to Construction Accounting
BY Karina Fabian

Accounting in the construction business carries some unique challenges.

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Contractor's Guide to Getting Paid
BY Karina Fabian

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

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Financing Your Construction Business
BY Karina Fabian

Our guide lays out your options for funding.

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A Guide to Restaurant Financing
BY business.com editorial staff

Which financing method is right for your restaurant business?

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U.S. Tax Considerations for Amazon FBA International Sellers
BY Joshua Ashman Ephraim Moss

International sellers who rely on Amazon Fulfillment-by-Amazon need to know the tax code.

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Invoice Intelligently: 5 Ways to Get Paid Faster
BY Renzo Costarella

Here are five ways to get your bills paid faster so you can focus on scaling and improving your business, not playing bill collector.

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Achieving Success Using Performance Improvement Plans
BY Rosanna Nadeau

Experience shows that 10% of employees are performing below job expectations in most organizations. But performance can be turned around, when managers use Performance Improvement Plans effectively....

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Is it necessary to have separate bank accounts for each subsidiary within an Umbrella Corp?
QUESTION | BY John Hughes | 9 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/26/16

Was wondering if it is prudent to have separate bank accounts for different operations/functions/projects within the same umbrella corp? From the accounting side, most account software can separate...

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Read Them Now: 7 Books That Will Make You Richer
BY Daniela McVicker

Here is a selection of seven books that will make you richer if you take the advice into consideration and put it into action.

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How Freelancers Can Get Ahead With an Investment Strategy
BY Deborah Anderson

Are you an entrepreneur who is ready in to increase the income flow? Here are some suggestions for that strategy.

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Calling All Angels: How to Attract Investors for Your Startup
BY business.com editorial staff

Angel investors and venture capitalists can help you secure funding for your business. But how do you attract investors for your startup?

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Stop Working So Hard: Make Money in the Gaming Industry
BY Sherry Gray

Getting Paid to Play Video Games Sounds Too Good to Be True, Right? Maybe Not.

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FinTech: The New World Order and Its 5 Pillars
BY Oscar Jofre

Financial Technology, or Fintech, is changing the way the world manages and makes money. Here are the 5 pillars, and what you need to know.

Advice
What's next in the space of mobile banking?
QUESTION | BY Niladri Roy | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/04/16

We have experienced mobile banking, social media banking, and m-commerce in every day life. Banking has become just a service like any other. What can we expect from the mobile banking space in the...

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How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
BY business.com editorial staff

If you're self-employed, a Roth IRA is one of the essential retirement saving tools you need in your arsenal.

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Tax Red Flags: Four Easy Ways to Guarantee a Business Audit
BY Deborah Sweeney

Audits are a pain, but if you know what triggers them, and how to keep the right records to fight them, they are much more manageable.

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5 Surprisingly Cheap Forms of Small Business Financing
BY Marc Prosser

Looking for small business financing options that won't break the bank? These five inexpensive options might be work a look.