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Finances

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

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2020

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | June 26, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your store.

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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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How to Set a Price for Your Service
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Are you properly valuing the services you provide?

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FAQs About the IRS 1040 Tax Form
By Mona Bushnell | June 26, 2020

Here's everything you need to know about tax form 1040 and reporting income.

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Are PEO Payroll Services Worth It?
By Joshua Stowers | June 26, 2020

When you need help with your payroll, should you hire a payroll service or a PEO?

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5 POS Reports Your Retail Business Should Be Using
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

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

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a cashless system.

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
By Dan Rafter | June 24, 2020

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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Oh No, You Didn't! 3 Tips for Preventing Fraud by Employees
By business.com editorial staff | June 22, 2020

Fraud can happen anywhere, by anyone, including your own workers.

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: New Guidance Released by SBA
By Adam Uzialko | June 22, 2020

The SBA extended the deadline for businesses to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans to May 18. Here's what to know about returning your funds.

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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check? What Is the HEROES Act?
By Adam Uzialko | June 19, 2020

The HEROES Act, a $3 trillion spending bill intended to further address the economic impact of COVID-19, includes a second check for individual taxpayers. But it has to pass the Senate first.

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How Tokenization Can Democratize Your Business Investments and Transform Your Capital
By Alex Rosen | June 18, 2020

Blockchain offers some incredible finance opportunities, but is it right for your business?

Article
$15 Minimum Wage: How Have SMBs Been Affected?
By Adam Uzialko | June 17, 2020

When a city or state government increases the minimum wage, small business owners have no choice but to comply. How are minimum wage increases affecting small businesses?

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Simone Johnson | June 15, 2020

Should you consider a merchant cash advance or working capital loan to alleviate your cash flow problems? Or would that make things worse?

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
By Adam Uzialko | June 12, 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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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
By Catherine vanVonno | June 11, 2020

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?

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An Uncharted Path to the New Normal for Venture Capital Firms
By Louis Lehot | June 10, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown economies into disarray. Data shows that a global recession, and maybe even a global depression, is now upon us.

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What Is the Best Accounting Software for Restaurants?
By Lori Fairbanks | June 09, 2020

Look for timesaving features, bank and POS integrations, and anytime, anywhere access.

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In Pursuit of Profit: Applications and Uses of Break-Even Analysis
By Simone Johnson | June 05, 2020

A break-even analysis is an essential element of financial planning. Here's how to apply it to your business.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | June 04, 2020

Accepting credit card payments by phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

Article
Save the Planet With These Business and Personal Credit Cards
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | May 29, 2020

Busy entrepreneurs may have charitable impulses but no time to act on them. Why not use business credit which donates directly to charity?

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Is a Walmart Credit Card Right for Your Business?
By business.com editorial staff | May 29, 2020

How well does the Walmart credit card compare to other credit cards?

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18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
By Scott Gerber | May 28, 2020

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

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Types of POS Systems
By business.com editorial staff | May 28, 2020

Here's what you need to know about various types of POS systems.

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How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
By Andrew Martins | May 28, 2020

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

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Can You Survive as a Cash-Only Restaurant?
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Can you go cash only and thrive?

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
By business.com editorial staff | May 27, 2020

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 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.

Advice
Any helpful primers I should know about before I apply for a bank loan?
By Renata Harrison | 18 Answers | Last Activity on May 22, 2020

I want to apply for a small business loan. The banks I have researched so far have pretty tight standards for applying. Is there anything I can show or do beforehand to increase my chances of getting...