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What You Need to Know Before Pitching a Product Idea to Investors
By Dima Venglinski | July 31, 2020

Follow these proven strategies to create a successful investment pitch deck – with recommendations on how to avoid missteps when introducing an idea to a funding organization or angel investor.

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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2020
By Business.com Editorial Staff | July 24, 2020

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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ATM Buying Guide
By Matt D'Angelo | July 23, 2020

Consider these five things before deciding if your business should buy or rent an ATM.

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What Are Chargebacks, and How Can You Avoid Them?
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what a chargeback is, how much it costs, and how you can prevent it from happening.

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Understanding Stripe Credit Card Processing Fees
By Adam Uzialko | July 22, 2020

With Stripe, you can accept credit and debit card payments. Here's a breakdown of the fees you can expect to pay with Stripe.

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The Pros and Cons of a Payroll Card
By Matt D'Angelo | July 22, 2020

Paycards are a growing trend among small businesses. Find out their pros and cons.

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The Complete List of Small Business Tax Deductions
By Joshua Stowers | July 22, 2020

Looking to save money? Find out about the top tax deductions for your small business.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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Selecting the Right Credit Card Processor for Your Business
By Austin Mac Nab | July 20, 2020

Selecting a credit card processor that is the right fit has major bottom-line implications for businesses.

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Stripe Credit Card Processing: How to Accept Credit Card Payments with Stripe
By Adam Uzialko | July 20, 2020

Stripe is a relatively new credit card processor that offers good pricing and features.

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Will Paying off My Debt Improve My Business Credit Score?
By Sean Peek | July 10, 2020

Your personal and business credit scores can impact your company's financial future.

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How to Choose a Mobile POS System
By Skye Schooley | July 07, 2020

Learn what features to look for when choosing a mobile POS system for your business.

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | July 07, 2020

Learn about the pros and cons of using a free POS system for your business.

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Everything Employers Should Know About Payroll Withholding
By Simone Johnson | July 07, 2020

Learn what payroll withholding is and what it means for your small business's payroll process.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | July 06, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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Top Small Business Grants of 2020
By Simone Johnson | July 03, 2020

Looking for a business grant? Find out which grant programs can help you grow your business.

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Easy Ways to Slash Costs for Your Business
By business.com editorial staff | July 01, 2020

Looking for to lower your business's monthly costs? Here are nine ways to save.

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The Solopreneur's Guide to Retirement Funds
By Simone Johnson | July 01, 2020

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

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Should Your Small Business Bank Online?
By Andrew Martins | June 30, 2020

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

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
By Monica Eaton-Cardone | June 29, 2020

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 Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2020

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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How a Cash Advance Works
By Adam Uzialko | June 26, 2020

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

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By business.com editorial staff | June 25, 2020

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

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | June 24, 2020

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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Will Insurers Cover Business Losses From COVID-19?
By Dan Rafter | June 24, 2020

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 Tokenization Can Democratize Your Business Investments and Transform Your Capital
By Alex Rosen | June 18, 2020

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

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Simone Johnson | June 15, 2020

Should you consider a merchant cash advance or working capital loan to alleviate your cash flow problems? Or would that make things worse?

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12 Accounting and Cash Flow Management Lessons From 10 Years as a CEO
By Catherine vanVonno | June 11, 2020

Many small businesses struggle with cash flow and other accounting issues. What tips or strategies have helped you manage business finances effectively?