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Learn how to manage your finances and get resources on financing your business needs from expert financial professionals.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | January 07, 2021

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

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Why Businesses Should Consider a Merchant Cash Advance
By Chad Otar | January 07, 2021

A merchant cash advance can be a valuable tool for small businesses with outstanding invoices.

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Domestic and Global Economic Recovery in 2021 Depends on the Course of COVID-19
By Nicole Fallon | January 06, 2021

KeyBank's Q4 Economic Outlook Report explores the prospect of economic recovery in 2021 and how the pandemic will influence consumer spending, business performance, and global growth.

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10 Critical Elements of Professional Invoices
By Megan Totka | January 04, 2021

A clear, thorough invoice could be the difference between your business getting paid and your invoice being ignored.

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What Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | December 31, 2020

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | December 29, 2020

Small business owners face a number of challenges every day, and accounting is a big one.

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5 Money-Saving Customer Support Solutions for Small Businesses
By Daria Leshchenko | December 28, 2020

Learn how to cut expenses on customer support without compromising on its quality.

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Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | December 28, 2020

Wait! Before you sign a loan agreement, you need to read the fine print and make sure you understand what you're agreeing to. Here's what to look out for.

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What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Chris Porteous | December 23, 2020

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

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How to Calculate Gross and Net Pay
By Julie Ritzer Ross | December 22, 2020

To pay your employees the correct amount each pay period, you need to know how to calculate gross and net pay.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Tucker Mathis | December 14, 2020

Failing to have a firm grasp on your business's financial status can significantly hamper your ability to grow. Here are seven accounting mistakes to avoid.

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When to Consider Using a Factoring Company
By Sean Peek | December 09, 2020

Find yourself in a financial bind? A factoring service might be able to help.

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SBA Loan Forgiveness for PPP, EIDL and 7(a) Loans
By Jason Milleisen | December 04, 2020

What are the main features of PPP and EIDL loans, and how does the forgiveness process vary for each loan type?

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What's a Healthy Level of Business Debt?
By Matt D'Angelo | December 04, 2020

Financing can accelerate any business's growth, but it's vital to approach it properly.

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What Is a 401(k)?
By Simone Johnson | December 03, 2020

A 401(k) is an important retirement savings vehicle that many employers offer to their employees. Here's what you should know about this type of plan.

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Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
By Sean Peek | December 03, 2020

Tax season can be a very stressful time, but by folding tax planning into your business strategy, you can quickly and efficiently process your taxes.

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Types of Small Business Loans You Can Secure Quickly
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

Sometimes your business needs funding fast. That's when these loans come in handy.

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Types of Small Business Funding and When You Need Them
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

There are many different types of funding for small businesses. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common types and when each is right for your business.

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Business Owner's Guide to FICA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | November 26, 2020

The FICA tax is a federal tax that both employers and employees pay to support Medicare and Social Security. Here's how it works and what you need to know as an employer.

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Startups
By Ben Mizes | November 25, 2020

Investing in startups is a uniquely high-risk, high-return challenge, but investors can boost their chances by following a few simple guidelines.

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Federal Tax ID Numbers and How to Protect Your Business From Fraud
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Businesses need a federal tax ID number before they can open their doors, but did you know they're vulnerable to fraud?

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card Without a Personal Guarantee
By Andrew Martins | November 23, 2020

Though many credit card providers require a form of collateral for certain small business cards, not all do. Here's what you need to know about getting an unsecured business credit card.

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SBA Loan Default in the Time of COVID-19
By Jason Milleisen | November 19, 2020

Jason Milleisen, a former workout officer for the biggest SBA lender in the U.S., answers your questions about SBA loan default and the offer in compromise process as a result of the coronavirus.

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Should You Buy or Lease an ATM?
By Jennifer Post | November 13, 2020

Consider these six things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Shiv Nanda | November 12, 2020

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

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Guide to Compensation Management
By Patrick Proctor | November 10, 2020

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

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Closing Because of the Pandemic? Beware of Potential Tax Hits
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 10, 2020

Thousands of small businesses have shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding insult to injury, many are facing tax hits as they wind down.

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How to Survive When Business Is Slow
By Simone Johnson | November 09, 2020

Many businesses experience financial ups and downs. Here are tips to help you stay afloat when business slows down.

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Disaster Loans: How to Qualify for PPP and EIDL Forgiveness
By Mike Savage | November 06, 2020

More than 5 million businesses have received COVID relief funds. It's important to keep loan forgiveness in mind from the moment you receive your funds to avoid unforeseen costs.

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4 Ideas to Help Your Business Create Cash Flow Without Laying Off Staff
By Joy Gendusa | November 05, 2020

The pandemic has affected almost every business in 2020, and mine was no exception. My company was able to rebound from the initial shockwaves without a single layoff. Here's how I did it.