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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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What to Do If You're Behind on Your Taxes
By business.com editorial staff | April 14, 2020

Don't let fear of the IRS paralyze you. Get your taxes sorted.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | April 14, 2020

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

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Retailers: Avoiding Transaction Risk of Keyed Payments
By business.com editorial staff | April 13, 2020

In the majority of transactions, this risk is minor and ephemeral. However, certain transactions come with a greater degree of risk.

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How to Increase Your Restaurant's Profit Margin
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

You can pump up profits for your restaurant with a few tried-and-true methods paired with creative balance of costs.

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5 Best Construction Estimating Tools
By business.com editorial staff | April 10, 2020

Use one of these programs to gauge the costs of your next construction project.

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What Is the Triple Bottom Line?
By Paula Fernandes | April 10, 2020

The triple bottom line is a sustainability-based accounting method that focuses on people, profit and planet. Here's how it works for businesses.

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LLC: Why You Need to Create One to Protect Your Assets
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

An LLC may be costly to start, but a lawsuit would cost more.

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Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks.

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The Future of Blockchain for Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

While blockchain technology is all the rage right now, it hasn't yet hit its stride.

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Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
By business.com editorial staff | April 07, 2020

Following these eight tips can ensure a smooth, pain-free filing process this year.

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Money Matters: Financial Literacy for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 06, 2020

A surprising number of small business owners indicate that they are financially illiterate. The good news is that gaining literacy is easy.

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How Long Can Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus-Related Disruption?
By Andrew Martins | April 03, 2020

We asked small business owners how their businesses are faring in the wake of the coronavirus. Here's what we found out.

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How to Decide on Your Company's Fiscal Year
By Catherine vanVonno | April 02, 2020

Choosing when to start your fiscal year is one of the first things you need to do when setting up a new business. It may sound like the easiest thing to do, but this small step has a big impact.

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Forget the Checks: 3 Reasons Why Your Construction Company Should Accept Credit Card Payments
By business.com editorial staff | April 02, 2020

Learn about the advantages to accepting credit card payments.

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What Is a Rising Rate Environment?
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

In a booming economy, while your rates may rise, your revenue should too.

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8 Reasons Why the Cash-Only Model Doesn't Work for Small Businesses
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

Customers want options when it comes to paying. If you don't already accept credit cards, here are eight reasons you should.

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What the Delayed Tax Deadline Means for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | April 01, 2020

As the federal government tries to deal with the coronavirus disruption, officials extended the tax filing deadline to July 15. Here's what that means for your small business.

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3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
By Travis Crabtree | March 30, 2020

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

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4 Common Payroll Issues and How to Avoid Them
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Handling payroll, even with the help of a payroll service, can still be complex.

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Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Overlook LLC Startup Costs
By Sean Peek | March 23, 2020

Millennials now make up the largest segment of the U.S. labor force and are entering the prime years for starting a business. Here's what they need to know about LLC startup costs.

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Unique Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Cash Flow
By Jennifer Post | March 20, 2020

Maintaining healthy cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business. These tips will help you increase cash flow.

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How Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?
By business.com editorial staff | March 19, 2020

As an entrepreneur, you're the one paying yourself, and it's not always a steady income.

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How to Plan a Budget for Your Side Hustle
By Adam Uzialko | March 16, 2020

Trying to grow your side hustle into a business? Proper budgeting and financial planning are key. Here's how to budget for your side hustle.

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Cash on Call: 5 Super-Fast Providers of Small Business Loans
By Saige Driver | March 16, 2020

When you need a small business loan quickly, these five providers can get you the funding you need.

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7 Steps of Purchase Order Financing
By Matthew G. | March 13, 2020

If you have customers waiting on orders that you're not sure your company funds can fill at this time, purchase order financing could be a good borrowing option for you.

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Does a Client Owe You Money? Step-by-Step Tips for B2B Debt Collection
By Jennifer Post | March 06, 2020

What do you do when a client won't pay what they owe? This step-by-step guide illuminates the B2B debt collection process.

Advice
How do I set up a merchant account for a business?
By Aspire Signature | 9 Answers | Last Activity on March 06, 2020

I am running a business and have a volume of tech support, pharma, and travel business from the UK/USA/Canada/AUS/NZ. Also, I have prepaid debit card volume. Right now I am using a 3rd party...

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Should You Accept Equity as Compensation?
By business.com editorial staff | March 04, 2020

Startups often offer equity to valuable employees in place of a higher salary.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | February 28, 2020

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | February 27, 2020

Find out what makes up a cash flow statement and why it's important for your business.