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The Solopreneur's Guide to Retirement Funds
BY Simone Johnson

Find out which retirement savings plans solopreneurs can use and how to get started with them.

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The Roadmap to Peer-to-Peer Lending
BY Joshua Stowers

Looking for a loan or other business financing options? Find out which loans and lending platforms are right for you.

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Should Your Small Business Bank Online?
BY Andrew Martins

Some banks have eliminated physical branches in favor of computers and mobile devices. Is such an option good for businesses?

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Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
BY Adam Uzialko

If you have a bad credit score and need a business loan, these financing options could help you secure the funding you need.

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The Best Merchant Services of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

See our expert and unbiased reviews of the top 10 merchant services. Compare 2020's top-ranked merchant account services for free at business.com.

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
BY Monica Eaton-Cardone

Contactless payments have recently grown in popularity, and it's important that we examine the long-term effect this might have on the market.

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How to Choose a POS Cash Register
BY Skye Schooley

Learn about the differences between a traditional cash register and a POS system.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
BY Adam Uzialko

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

With mobile credit card processing, you can accept payments from mobile devices. See our picks for the best mobile credit card processors in 2020.

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How a Cash Advance Works
BY Adam Uzialko

A cash advance provides you with fast cash, but is it worth the high price?

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ATM Buying Guide
BY Rissa Ann

An ATM may be just the extra source of revenue your business needs.

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
BY business.com editorial staff

Consider the advantages and disadvantages of moving to a cashless system.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
BY Simone Johnson

Hard money loans are based on the value of real estate or another asset, rather than credit score or debt-to-income ratio. Is this the right type of financing for your business?

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
BY Dan Rafter

As restrictions start to lift, a big question remains: Will governments and lawsuits force insurance providers to cover businesses' coronavirus-related losses?

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner's Guide
BY Simone Johnson

You know your business needs to accept credit cards. How can your business accept them?

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How Tokenization Can Democratize Your Business Investments and Transform Your Capital
BY Alex Rosen

Blockchain offers some incredible finance opportunities, but is it right for your business?

Advice
I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 21 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

Here in Ghana, it is difficult and expensive to get a loan usually with a very high-interest rate. Can anyone give me advice and information on where I can get a loan of US $500,000 for a period of 5...

Advice
Revenue model for a start up providing free services?
QUESTION | BY Gopal Yadav | 8 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/17/20

Looking answers for revenue model of a start up: A start up engaged in service industry wants to provide services free of cost to its targets till the time it does not get sufficient response, so...

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide to Credit Card Processing Fees
BY Simone Johnson

Learn about credit card processing fees and how to negotiate for lower costs.