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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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10 Ways to Drastically Cut Business Costs
By Katharine Paljug | February 27, 2020

Cutting expenses is a priority for many small business owners. Here are 10 tips for drastically reducing the cost of doing business.

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The Best Low-Cost Business Ideas When You're on a Tight Budget
By Shane Barker | February 26, 2020

Consider these low-cost business ideas if you want to start a business but are short on funds.

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6 Elements of a Successful Financial Plan for a Small Business
By Diana Wertz | February 24, 2020

Improve your chances of growth by covering these bases in your plan.

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How to Develop a Business Credit Card Expense Policy
By Matt D'Angelo | February 24, 2020

Business credit cards can be useful, but how can you tailor a credit card expense policy for your employees to follow?

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Bootstrapping or Investors: How Should You Fund Your Business?
By Deborah Sweeney | February 21, 2020

Is one option better than the other when it comes to your small business?

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 21, 2020

Learn the differences between capital and operating grants, and how to know which option is right for your business.

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Accounting Software Features and Benefits: A Guide for SMBs
By Simone Johnson | February 19, 2020

Accounting software helps you record the flow of your company's money and examine your financial condition.

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Overspending Mistakes Your Small Business May Be Overlooking
By Chris Porteous | February 18, 2020

For small businesses, every dollar counts. That's why it is important to make sure you aren't overspending in areas you can't afford to.

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Financial Formulas Businesses Can Use in Excel
By Mona Bushnell | February 17, 2020

Learn business math basics and how to deploy them in Excel.

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Great Online Resources for Improving Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | February 14, 2020

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets. These online resources will help you improve your accounting skills.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Accounting
By Katharine Paljug | February 13, 2020

Accounting for a nonprofit organization can be complex with the strict tax requirements. This guide will help you stay on top of your nonprofit accounting responsibilities.

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How to Write an Effective Credit Explanation Letter for FHA Mortgages
By Joyce Walsack | February 11, 2020

Follow these tips to write a better FHA credit explanation letter.

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How to Improve Your Small Business's Cash Flow
By Sean Peek | February 07, 2020

Cash flow is critical for businesses, so cash flow management is key. Here's how to improve your business's cash flow situation.

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Which Is Better: Cash- or Accrual-Based Business Accounting?
By Sean Peek | February 06, 2020

There are a couple methods of analysis you can use to determine the financial health of your business. But which is best?

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7 Money-Saving Tips for Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | February 04, 2020

Here's what you need to know when shopping for a new processor.

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What It Means to Default on a Business Loan, and What to Do Next
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 03, 2020

Learn what it means to default on a loan and why you should be upfront with your lender about it.

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Small Business Taxes: Changes in 2020
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2020

Keep these things in mind when starting your 2020 taxes.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 28, 2020

SBA and alternative loans are two very different ways to fund your business.

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Simone Johnson | January 23, 2020

Find out how much it costs to use a payroll company and how it compares to having a CPA run payroll for you.

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16 Ways to Make Filing Business Taxes Easier
By Scott Gerber | December 30, 2019

Organization, and the right tools, can help save you a lot of time and grief when it comes time to file your taxes.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Bookkeeper
By Derek Gallimore | December 26, 2019

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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Tax Reform: 5 Things You Need to Know
By Joshua Stowers | December 23, 2019

Find out how recent tax changes could affect your small business.

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Key Data and Analytics Small Businesses Need to Manage Finances and Drive Growth
By Tucker Mathis | December 20, 2019

Use of financial data analytics is a way to glean key insights from your small business’s past performance.

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How to Set Your 2020 Digital Marketing Budget Priorities
By Ronald Dod | December 10, 2019

Before the year ends, you should take time to prioritize your digital marketing strategy for 2020.

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When Does Coworking Make Sense for Your Startup?
By Chris Porteous | November 14, 2019

Sharing office space saves money, but is it the right move for your small business?

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How to Cut Your Insurance Costs
By Chris Porteous | November 12, 2019

If you are looking for places to save money, you should look at how much you are spending on your insurance and see if you can take steps to reduce those costs.

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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

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Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Adam Uzialko | October 29, 2019

What's the difference between a payment gateway and a payment processor?

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5 Reasons Why Franchising Could Save Your Retirement Plans
By Eric Stites | October 28, 2019

Franchising is a solid option for people who are looking to better prepare for retirement. Here's what you need to know before making this decision.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | October 22, 2019

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.