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2021: The Year to Catch Up on Your Business Finances
By Lil Roberts | January 29, 2021

Bookkeeping isn't the most compelling aspect of running your business, and 2020 might have put you further behind. Here's how to make good accounting habits and stay on top of your finances this year.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Statement of Shareholder Equity
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 29, 2021

The statement of shareholder equity tells you the value of a business after investors and stockholders are paid out.

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Employer's Guide to Payroll Deductions
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2021

To accurately pay your employees each pay period, you need to understand what to deduct from their paychecks.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | January 28, 2021

In-house bookkeepers, freelancers and outsourced partners all have pros and cons. The best choice depends on the level of service your business requires.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2021

Improving your balance sheet can optimize your cash flow, paint a clearer picture of your finances and reveal whether you can take on debt or investors.

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19 Tips to Avoid a Tax Audit of Your Small Business Return
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

Getting audited by the IRS can be a stressful and, ultimately, costly event. To help avoid that scenario, we've collected 19 tips to avoid being targeted by the IRS.

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The Post-PPP Tax Realities You Should Know
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

If your business received money through the Paycheck Protection Program, your tax situation for 2020 will be different from previous years.

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How Pass-Through Entities Work
By Andrew Martins | January 25, 2021

Millions of small businesses in the U.S. operate as pass-through entities.

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By Nicole Fallon | January 22, 2021

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SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

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7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business (With Case Studies)
By Wesley Cherisien | January 19, 2021

What should a small business do when facing a recession? Here are some practical ways to recession-proof your business.

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Small Business Optimism Sinks as COVID-19 Rages, New President Takes Office
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Small business owners are pessimistic about the coming months, but there are reasons to be optimistic over the longer term.

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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

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PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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Fighting Post-Holiday Chargebacks in 2021
By Adrian DeGus | January 15, 2021

While the holiday season is a lucrative time for merchants, the inevitable holiday hangover of chargebacks is less welcome. Here's how to ease the process and increase how much you recoup.

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20 Businesses You Can Start on the Cheap
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 15, 2021

You don't need a ton of cash to get a business up and running. Opportunities abound to become a business owner with less than $500. Here's a look at 20 of them.

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The Truth About Free Credit Card Processing
By Mona Bushnell | January 13, 2021

Here's how to minimize your credit card processing fees the legal way.

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Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 13, 2021

Credit cards can be an effective way to fund your small business if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the many perks available to you.

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11 Accounting Tips All Small Businesses Should Know
By Rashan Dixon | January 12, 2021

Even if it isn't your forte, you still need to know the basics of accounting to ensure your business is being run right. Here are 11 accounting tips all small business owners should follow.

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401(k): What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | January 08, 2021

There are few perks workers desire more than 401(k) retirement plans.

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9 Ways to Take the Pain out of Your Bookkeeping
By Micah Fraim | January 08, 2021

Your business's books don't have to be such an annoyance.

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10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

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The Pandemic Recession Calls for a Whole New Collections Playbook
By Sachin Goyal | January 07, 2021

The pandemic has led to an escalating debt crisis, with businesses facing mountains of late or unpaid invoices. You need to be tactful in how you collect late customer payments, however.

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5 Tips to Keep Control of Company Credit Card Accountability
By Steven Johansson | January 07, 2021

Increase accountability for your company's credit card holders.