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Business Debt: How Much Is Too Much to Carry?
By Jamie Johnson | October 09, 2023

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From a CEO
By Catherine vanVonno | May 16, 2023

Learn the best practices for handling cash flow and other accounting issues. These useful tips and strategies will help you manage business finances.

The Ins and Outs of Farm Equipment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2023

Farm equipment is costly, and for many in the agriculture industry, it's imperative to find affordable financing. Read our guide on farm equipment loans.

What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | April 17, 2023

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

The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2023
By Sean Peek | April 07, 2023

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.

Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | March 23, 2023

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

5 Ways to Reduce Operational Costs for Your Small Business
By Jennifer Dublino | March 22, 2023

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

How to Improve Your Small Business’s Cash Flow
By Sean Peek | March 22, 2023

Cash flow is critical for businesses, so managing it is key. Here's how to improve your business's cash flow situation.

5 Benefits of Automating Your Accounts Payable
By Sean Peek | March 22, 2023

Find out the reasons you should automate accounts payable, and see our picks for the best accounting software to help with financial tasks.

Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants
By Jennifer Dublino | March 13, 2023

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.

What’s the Difference Between Net Income and Profit? 
By Dachondra Cason | March 06, 2023

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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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | February 21, 2023

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.

Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

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

How to Decide on Your Company’s Fiscal Year
By Catherine vanVonno | February 21, 2023

Choosing when to start a fiscal year may seem minor, but this step can hugely impact your business. Learn the factors that affect your fiscal year's start.

Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | February 21, 2023

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

Guide to Employer Payroll Taxes
By Julie Thompson | February 21, 2023

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