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How to Get Paid as a Contractor
By Karina Fabian | February 25, 2021

There are steps you can take in the event you do not get your payment.

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How to Handle Non-Paying Clients
By Sammi Caramela | February 25, 2021

Contracts, lawyers and collections agencies are a few places to turn when you have clients who won't pay their invoices. Even better is to prevent the problem in the first place.

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Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Online payment app usage is surging. There are pros and cons to accepting this payment method.

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PCI Compliance: What It Means for Your Digital Security
By Zahra Bajgiran | February 18, 2021

If your business accepts credit cards, PCI compliance is essential.

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Adding Value: 10 Bookkeeping Systems Small Business Owners Can Use
By Scott Gerber | February 12, 2021

Accounting software is critical to virtually every business. These 10 bookkeeping tools are recommended by small business owners for their ease of use, versatility and effectiveness.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 03, 2021

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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Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

Private equity and venture capital funding are both considered alternative investments, but there are significant differences between the two.

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Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

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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2021: The Year to Catch Up on Your Business Finances
By Lil Roberts | January 29, 2021

Bookkeeping isn't the most compelling aspect of running your business, and 2020 might have put you further behind. Here's how to make good accounting habits and stay on top of your finances this year.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | January 27, 2021

Learn about the SBA's offer in compromise process, including who is eligible and important do's and don'ts for handling SBA default.

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How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 19, 2021

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Find out how you can reduce the amount you pay for transactions.

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PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

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Fighting Post-Holiday Chargebacks in 2021
By Adrian DeGus | January 15, 2021

While the holiday season is a lucrative time for merchants, the inevitable holiday hangover of chargebacks is less welcome. Here's how to ease the process and increase how much you recoup.

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The Truth About Free Credit Card Processing
By Mona Bushnell | January 13, 2021

Here's how to minimize your credit card processing fees the legal way.

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 13, 2021

Credit cards can be an effective way to fund your small business if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the many perks available to you.

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Credit Card Processing Scams (and Other Things to Look Out For)
By Adam Uzialko | January 11, 2021

Don't get caught in one of these common credit card processing scams.

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9 Ways to Take the Pain out of Your Bookkeeping
By Micah Fraim | January 08, 2021

Your business's books don't have to be such an annoyance.

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10 Money-Saving Strategies for Small Businesses
By Vector Moranov | January 08, 2021

Knowing how to save money when running a small business is essential if you want to be profitable or expand. Simple choices such as using certain instruments, software apps or automated tasks can...

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.