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Business Debt: How Much Is Too Much to Carry?
By business.com editorial staff | April 27, 2020

Debt can be a useful way to start your business, but without proper management and care, things can turn ugly quickly.

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How to Plan for the Future of Your Business During Coronavirus
By Adam Uzialko | April 27, 2020

The pandemic has forced many businesses to close or drastically adapt their business models to survive. Here's how to plan for the future of your business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Intelligent Investing: What Is an Introducing Broker?
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understanding who the major players are in this world is vital to navigating the stormy seas of investing. Learn how to find the right help.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By business.com editorial staff | April 24, 2020

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting the Funds You Need
By business.com editorial staff | April 23, 2020

New regulations and fintech are changing the funding landscape.

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Spend Wisely: How to Get the Most Out of Your Business Credit Cards
By business.com editorial staff | April 23, 2020

Here are six ways small business owners can get more from credit cards.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Franchise?
By business.com editorial staff | April 22, 2020

It's possible even on a budget, but you need to know your options and obligations first.

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Why Mobile Banking Is The Future
By business.com editorial staff | April 21, 2020

Mobile continues to be the name of the game and will soon become a required function for your business.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 1
By Adam Uzialko | April 20, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program burned through $349 billion in funding in just 13 days. Here are real stories from entrepreneurs who applied for funding.

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How to Protect Your Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
By Leslie Hassler | April 17, 2020

Follow these six steps to protect your business's cash flow in uncertain times.

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Fixed and Variable Expenses: How Cost Structure Determines Your Profitability
By business.com editorial staff | April 17, 2020

Knowing the relationship between revenue and expenses is the key to understanding your business's profitability.

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Time to Ban Tips? How to Figure Out What's Best for Your Restaurant
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Banning tipping is still controversial, but it's gaining in popularity. Is it right for your restaurant?

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Smart Cooking: The Restaurant Equipment You Should Lease
By business.com editorial staff | April 15, 2020

Whether you're opening a restaurant for the first time or you're an experienced restaurateur, you need to find ways to save money wherever you can.

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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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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.