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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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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.

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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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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.

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Outsourcing for Small Businesses: Should You Hire a Contractor?
By Dennis O’Keefe | October 20, 2019

Outsourcing, also known as "contracting out," is the act of sending specific tasks and jobs outside your small business to be completed instead of handling them in-house.

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What Happens If You Can't Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Jason Milleisen | October 14, 2019

There are options that are available if you can't repay your SBA loan.

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How to Prepare Your Business for the 2020 Tax Season
By Tracy Watson | October 08, 2019

Even though the 2020 tax season is still a few months off, there are some steps you can be taking now to ensure the process goes smoothly when it does arrive.

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Find Out Which Credit Card Payment App for Android Works Best for You
By Adam Uzialko | October 07, 2019

Accepting payments via Android is easier than ever. Which card reader is best for you?

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How Would Medicare for All Impact Small Business Owners?
By Adam Uzialko | September 24, 2019

It aims to simplify and control healthcare costs, but what would it mean for SMB owners?

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A Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin: The Problems and Possibilities
By Moazzam Kamran | September 23, 2019

Bitcoin's possibilities are endless, exciting and nuanced. These are some of the problems and emerging solutions for this cryptocurrency.

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Protecting Your Bottom Line From Data Breaches in 2020
By Isaac Kohen | September 20, 2019

As we head into 2020, protecting your bottom line means understanding the risks of a data breach.