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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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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
By Matt D'Angelo | August 17, 2020

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

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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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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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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.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Looking for funding? When banks let you down, consider an alternative loan.

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Selecting the Right Credit Card Processor for Your Business
By Austin Mac Nab | July 20, 2020

Selecting a credit card processor that is the right fit has major bottom-line implications for businesses.

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Do Small Businesses Pay Taxes?
By Skye Schooley | July 20, 2020

Learn how small businesses are taxed and what tax breaks small business owners can take advantage of.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans of 2020
By Business.com Editorial Staff | July 14, 2020

Looking for the best retirement plans? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best employee retirement plans.

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How to Manage Accounts Receivable (and What to Do When Clients Won't Pay)
By Max Freedman | July 13, 2020

To be an effective debt collector, educate yourself on the situation, document your actions, and avoid assumptions.

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Will Paying off My Debt Improve My Business Credit Score?
By Sean Peek | July 10, 2020

Your personal and business credit scores can impact your company's financial future.

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Retail Accounting: What You Need to Know About Inventory
By business.com editorial staff | July 06, 2020

What makes retail accounting different from accounting in other industries? Learn the different methods you can use.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | July 06, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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What Is Cash Flow Management?
By Jennifer Post | July 02, 2020

Cash flow management is essential to a small business's survival. Here's how to improve your own cash flow management.

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Easy Ways to Slash Costs for Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

Looking for to lower your business's monthly costs? Here are nine ways to save.

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The Solopreneur's Guide to Retirement Funds
By Simone Johnson | July 01, 2020

Find out which retirement savings plans solopreneurs can use and how to get started with them.

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Expert Advice on Setting Up a Forex Trading Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

We spoke to Casey Stubbs, the founder of Winners Edge Trading, to learn about foreign exchange trading.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Joshua Stowers | June 30, 2020

Need a business budget? Find out why your business needs to start budget planning.

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
By Monica Eaton-Cardone | June 29, 2020

Contactless payments have recently grown in popularity, and it's important that we examine the long-term effect this might have on the market.

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How to Pay LLC Taxes
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2020

An LLC can be taxed as a sole proprietorship, partnership, S corporation or C corporation.

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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.