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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.

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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.

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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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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.