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Workers Interested in Cryptocurrency Choices in Employer-Sponsored 401(k) Plans
By business.com editorial staff | August 25, 2021

87 percent of full-time employees expressed interest in diversifying their retirement investments with cryptocurrency

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POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

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

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | August 24, 2021

If you want to hold on to your top employees, a strong compensation management program is critical.

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POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 23, 2021

Increase sales and minimize waste at your store with the data already in your POS system.

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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

What are the differences between a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC? These two tax forms have both undergone recent changes. Find out when and how to file.

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9 Benefits of Paperless Payroll
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

Most businesses stand to benefit substantially from paperless payroll platforms, though electronic payroll might not perfectly fit all companies.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 18, 2021

Doing payroll yourself can be as easy as these eight steps.

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Using Form 941 to Pay Quarterly Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | August 18, 2021

This guide explains Form 941, which employers need to fill out for tax withholdings from employee paychecks during payroll.

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How to Calculate Blended Overtime Pay
By Max Freedman | August 18, 2021

When a multi-wage employee works overtime, on which of their wage rates do you base their overtime rates? Blended overtime pay answers this question.

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How to Budget for Hourly Employees Annually
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2021

Just because your employees are hourly doesn't mean you can't plan for the long term. Here's how to budget annually for your hourly workers.

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How the Self-Employed Can Make Roth IRA Contributions
By Dock David Treece | August 10, 2021

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

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Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
By Jennifer Dublino | August 09, 2021

Learn about credit card processing fees and how to negotiate for lower costs.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | August 06, 2021

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

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Insurance Deductions and Expenses for Small Businesses
By Nicole Urbanowicz | July 28, 2021

Some business insurance costs are tax deductible. Do you know which ones?

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By Max Freedman | July 21, 2021

Startups often offer equity to valuable employees in place of a higher salary.

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Workers' Comp Insurance: How Much Do You Need?
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Here are five factors that affect how much workers' comp insurance you need.

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What Are Assets in Accounting?
By Sean Peek | June 10, 2021

Understanding assets in accounting can help businesses obtain both short- and long-term financial goals.

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars With the Employee Retention Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 09, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit can save small business owners thousands of dollars this year. Here's how to take advantage of it.

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The Small Business Guide to Simple IRAs
By Max Freedman | June 08, 2021

SIMPLE IRAs are employee retirement accounts especially useful for small businesses new to offering retirement benefits.

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The Best Business Grants for Women in 2021
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 20, 2021

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2021 that can help close the gap.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Sean Peek | May 12, 2021

Correcting payroll mistakes is extremely important to maintain the trust of your employees.

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How to Reconcile a Business Bank Account
By Dock David Treece | May 05, 2021

Reconciling a business bank account means to ensure your books align with your bank statements. Here's how to reconcile your business bank account.

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How to File Employee Payroll Taxes
By David Gargaro | May 04, 2021

Filing employee payroll taxes is important for any small business with employees. Here's how to do it.

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Employee Payroll Social Security Tax
By David Gargaro | April 30, 2021

Social Security tax is a key payroll withholding that all employers must deduct from employee paychecks.

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What Are Solo 401(k)s?
By Max Freedman | April 27, 2021

Solo 401(k) accounts give you the benefits of both employer-sponsored 401(k) plans and self-employed IRAs.

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What Is SUTA Tax? How Do You Calculate It?
By David Gargaro | April 23, 2021

To cover the costs of unemployment benefits for workers, employers are responsible for paying unemployment taxes as part of their payroll taxes.

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Employee Expense Reimbursement
By David Gargaro | April 22, 2021

In some states, employers are required to reimburse employees for expenses. In others, this could be a recruiting tool.