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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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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | October 12, 2020

If you have multiple business debts, you may be considering business debt consolidation to simplify your payments. Here's what you need to know before deciding if it's right for your business.

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When Your Business Can No Longer Pay Rent Due to COVID-19
By Austin Andrukaitis | October 09, 2020

If your business can no longer pay rent, here are five options available as a lifeline.

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Embracing Emerging Technologies in the Remote Work World
By Nicole Fallon | October 09, 2020

KeyBank relied on emerging technologies to transition its team to remote work during the pandemic.

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Your Guide to Small Business Tax Forms
By Andrew Martins | October 09, 2020

What tax forms are you required to submit for your small business? When are they due to the IRS? Here's what you need to know.

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Business Financing Options for Every Credit Score
By Dock David Treece | October 08, 2020

Regardless of your credit score, there are financing options available to fund your small business. Here are some ways to get the funding you need, even if your credit is less than stellar.

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The 8 Cheapest Franchises to Buy in 2020
By Max Freedman | October 06, 2020

Franchises are a way to own and run your own business, without having to put in the legwork to determine what to sell or how to market it.

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Dock David Treece | October 02, 2020

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.

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The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
By Jennifer Post | October 02, 2020

Should you personally guarantee your business loan? There are risks with the rewards.

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Should You Consider a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

Small business owners stand to benefit a lot from using a cash-back credit card, granted they use it responsibly.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: What Do These Terms Mean?
By Sammi Caramela | September 29, 2020

To create a proper budget, you'll want to consider both your fixed and variable expenses. Here are some examples of each.

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What Are Cash Flow Statements?
By Simone Johnson | September 23, 2020

Cash flow statements break down the financial status of your company to show the money flowing in and out.

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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2020

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?

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How Is a Cash Flow Statement Prepared?
By Simone Johnson | September 11, 2020

Cash flow statements help businesses keep track of their finances. Here's what you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Balance Sheet
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 03, 2020

The balance sheet is one of the three most important financial statements for business owners, and includes assets, liabilities and shareholder equity.

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Financial Tracking 101: Best Implementation Practices and Best Tools
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 02, 2020

Finance tracking can help you keep tabs on the money coming in and going out of your business and aid you in identifying ways to grow your enterprise.

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
By Adam Uzialko | August 31, 2020

When you're considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Here's how to calculate loan payments.

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Form 7004: Business Tax Extensions Explained
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2020

Corporations and partnerships can use Form 7004 to get more time to file their business tax returns.

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How Viable Is a Physical Office Space These Days?
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2020

Thousands of businesses went from physical to virtual work environments since March because of COVID-19. What is the future of physical office spaces?

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What Is a POS System? (and Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | August 21, 2020

Learn what a POS system is, how it works and how your business can benefit from having one.

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Shopify vs. Square
By Skye Schooley | August 20, 2020

Learn the differences between Shopify and Square to determine which one is best for your business.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | August 18, 2020

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

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How to Do Payroll for a Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | August 17, 2020

Our step-by-step guide will teach you how to process payroll yourself.

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Must-Have Tools to Keep Self-Employed Finances in Order
By Max Freedman | August 10, 2020

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. These tools make it easier to keep your finances in order.

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Tips for a Successful Financial Future for the Self-Employed
By Max Freedman | August 10, 2020

It can be difficult to manage your finances when you're self-employed. Here's what independent contractors and freelancers should know about building a successful financial future.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
By Adam Uzialko | August 04, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Direct Deposit
By Simone Johnson | July 23, 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of using direct deposit payroll services.

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Small Business Guide to Restaurant Inventory Software
By Kiely Kuligowski | July 23, 2020

Wasted food takes a bite out of your profits. Restaurant inventory software can help.

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Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
By Adam Uzialko | July 22, 2020

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
By Joshua Stowers | July 22, 2020

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small business.

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Tax-Filing Tips for Independent Contractors
By Andrew Martins | July 21, 2020

Striking out on your own as an independent contractor comes with its own set of tax hurdles. Follow these tips to help you file your taxes the right way.