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The Ins and Outs of Farm Equipment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 22, 2021

Farm equipment loans are often the only option for farmers and other agricultural producers to afford pricey equipment. In this guide, we explore USDA farm loans and other lending options.

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How SEP IRAs Work
By Max Freedman | April 21, 2021

Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts (IRA) could lower a self-employed person's taxable income. SEP IRAs benefit small employers as well.

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Payroll Checklist for Small Businesses
By David Gargaro | April 21, 2021

There are many steps in running payroll, and it's important to understand them all.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | April 19, 2021

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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What Is Dynamic Pricing, and How Does It Affect E-commerce?
By Jawad Khan | April 16, 2021

Dynamic pricing is one of the trends that has taken the e-commerce industry by storm. Find out why it's important for your business.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | April 15, 2021

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.

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A Guide to Accounting Software Features and Benefits
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 09, 2021

Accounting software helps you record the flow of your company's money and examine your financial condition.

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What Are Liabilities in Accounting?
By Dock David Treece | April 02, 2021

Knowing the money you owe to others, often referred to as liabilities, is an important part of keeping accurate financial records.

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Overhead Cost and How to Calculate It
By Dock David Treece | April 01, 2021

In order to understand whether your business will make or lose money, you need to know what your overhead expenses are.

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Small Business Guide to Energy Conservation
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

Your small business can reap a host of benefits by implementing these green strategies.

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Guide to Choosing a Business Equipment Loan
By Julie Thompson | March 09, 2021

Need financing for business equipment? Here's what you need to know about choosing a business equipment loan.

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Overtime Pay Laws, How Overtime Works, and How to Calculate Overtime
By Marisa Sanfilippo | March 08, 2021

If you aren't paying eligible employees for the overtime hours they work, you may end up facing fines or even legal action.

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5 Easy Steps to Set Up Direct Deposit for Your Employees
By Skye Schooley | March 03, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for your employees in five easy steps.

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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

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

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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

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Everything to Know About Business Checking Account Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Business checking account fees can eat away at your profits and impact your cash flow if you aren't careful. Before you choose a business checking account, make sure you know what fees it may charge.

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From Collections to Repossession: A Timeline of Debt
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 23, 2021

Debt collection occurs in phases, and although it can seem overwhelming, there are options for relief.

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | February 22, 2021

Everyone's startup is different, but these expenses are typical and usually necessary.

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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | February 12, 2021

Accounting software is critical to virtually every business. These 10 bookkeeping tools are recommended by small business owners for their ease of use, versatility and effectiveness.

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4 Tips to Help You Secure Funding From International Investors
By Howard Goldstein | February 05, 2021

International investors present a big opportunity for startups in need of capital.

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Understanding and Utilizing Total Compensation Packages
By Patrick Proctor | February 04, 2021

Total compensation helps employers attract top talent and grasp the full related costs of each full-time employee.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 03, 2021

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Income Statement
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

The income statement, which tracks your revenue after expenses, paints a picture of how your business is performing over a period of time.

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Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

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How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?
By Ming-Yi Wu | February 02, 2021

The resilience of small businesses with limited assets has been tested during the pandemic. Here are six ways to stay resilient during this prolonged downturn.

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Self-Employed Guide to Tax Benefits and Deductions
By Andrew Martins | February 02, 2021

Taxes can be difficult to navigate, but it's well worth the effort. To help you maximize the deductions and benefits you're entitled to, we've put together this list of self-employed tax deductions.