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From loans and investing to managing your business finances, here you'll find a real solution to your every financial need.

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Cash Register Buying Guide: POS vs. Cash Registers vs. Tablet mPOS
By Mona Bushnell | December 07, 2020

Here's how to choose a cash register or the right POS system for your business.

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How to Choose a Bar POS System
By Skye Schooley | December 04, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best bar POS system for your business.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | December 02, 2020

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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Types of Small Business Loans You Can Secure Quickly
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

Sometimes your business needs funding fast. That's when these loans come in handy.

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Types of Small Business Funding and When You Need Them
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2020

There are many different types of funding for small businesses. Here's a breakdown of some of the most common types and when each is right for your business.

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Complete List of POS Charges and Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 27, 2020

Thanks to a downward trend in pricing and advances in technology, every size business can benefit from a POS. Here's what you can expect to pay.

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Have a budget template for your small business you're willing to share?
By Kiely Kuligowski | 5 Answers | Last Activity on November 20, 2020

I am writing an article on small business budget templates and am seeking some sample templates to include in the article. If you have one you have used that you are willing to share, please send it...

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8 Essential POS System Features for Your Retail Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 19, 2020

If you're looking for a POS system for your retail store, make sure it has these features.

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I?m buying a business. Should I sign the purchase and sale agreement before securing financing?
By Matt Santos | 4 Answers | Last Activity on November 13, 2020

I in the process of acquiring a business. I was sent a purchase and sale agreement from the broker however I?m still working on securing financing. Is it okay to sign the P&S without the...

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Understanding Business Credit Lines
By Julie Ritzer Ross | November 12, 2020

Learn what a business credit line is, what type of business credit lines are available and when you should use each option.

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How can I get a loan for my cleaning business?
By Nishcole Goggins | 3 Answers | Last Activity on November 11, 2020

I have been in business for a year and seven months, my revenue is under the required revenue of most loan companies that offer loans and the time in business required is two years, along with a...

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Disaster Loans: How to Qualify for PPP and EIDL Forgiveness
By Mike Savage | November 06, 2020

More than 5 million businesses have received COVID relief funds. It's important to keep loan forgiveness in mind from the moment you receive your funds to avoid unforeseen costs.

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How to Cash in on Your Excess Inventory
By Bennett Conlin | November 04, 2020

If you find yourself with excess inventory, here are six ways you can cash it in.

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The Best Amazon Business Credit Cards
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 30, 2020

There's more to Amazon than free shipping and same-day delivery. It also has a suite of credit cards that reward you for doing business with the e-commerce giant.

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How Credit Card Issuers Approve Credit Card Applicants
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 29, 2020

Business credit cards have a lot of benefits, if you can get approved for one. Here's what credit card companies look for in a borrower.

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | October 26, 2020

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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Pad That Bank Account: 6 Strategies for Companies Raising Capital
By Faizan Raza | October 22, 2020

Whether you run a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you need capital to grow. Here are six strategies for raising capital as a small business owner.

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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | October 12, 2020

If you have multiple business debts, you may be considering business debt consolidation to simplify your payments. Here's what you need to know before deciding if it's right for your business.

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Business Financing Options for Every Credit Score
By Dock David Treece | October 08, 2020

Regardless of your credit score, there are financing options available to fund your small business. Here are some ways to get the funding you need, even if your credit is less than stellar.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | October 07, 2020

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
By Dock David Treece | October 02, 2020

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.

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The Best POS Systems of 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | September 30, 2020

We've compared the best POS systems for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and prices for the top-rated systems.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

Should you use a business credit card or debit card? The answer depends on a few factors. Here's what you need to know about both types of payment cards for business owners.

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Should You Consider a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

Small business owners stand to benefit a lot from using a cash-back credit card, granted they use it responsibly.

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The Best iPad Restaurant POS Systems of 2020
By Lori Fairbanks | September 24, 2020

We've reviewed the best iPad restaurant POS systems for 2020. Read up-to-date comparisons on features and prices for the top iPad POS systems for restaurants.

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5 Trending Digital Payment Methods: Is Your Business Ready For Them?
By Sammi Caramela | September 24, 2020

Our world is becoming increasingly digital, and so is payment processing. Here are five digital payment methods that your business can use to process transactions.

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Features of POS Systems
By Sean Peek | September 21, 2020

Find out which features to look for when you're shopping for a new POS system.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 18, 2020

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

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When does a startup company have to start paying taxes?
By Shania Redmon | 9 Answers | Last Activity on September 16, 2020

I want to start a record label eventually. For now I'm wanting to sell beats and merchandise. Do I have to pay taxes? What if I'm making little to no money at first?

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Can (or Should) You Raise Prices During COVID-19?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2020

Supply shortages in higher demand and other pandemic-related expenses are causing some companies to raise prices during COVID-19. Should your business follow suit?