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Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | August 12, 2022

Filing your taxes can be tricky when you're self-employed. This handy guide can make things easier.

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Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | August 12, 2022

While the chances of an IRS audit are small, most tax audits involve small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s what you need to know.

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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | August 12, 2022

Remove the confusion around accepting credit cards at your small business and learn what to look out for in a credit card processing company.

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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

The deadline for filing business taxes is quickly approaching. If you have a sole proprietorship, keep these tax tips in mind.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | August 12, 2022

It is especially important that entrepreneurs save for their retirement because there are no company-sponsored 401(k)s to take advantage of.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | August 12, 2022

It is possible to complete your company's payroll on your own. Here's how.

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How Stagnant Real Wages Could Eventually Hurt Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

Real wages have remained stagnant over time, and even as hourly wages increase, so, too, does the cost of living. The impact this trend has on consumer spending could be problematic for many small...

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Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
By Anna Attkisson | August 12, 2022

Companies from AT&T to Wells Fargo, and even Rosetta Stone are offering special deals and assistance to government employees affected by the shutdown.

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Wage Garnishment: What Employers Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

You receive notice that one of your employees is having their wages garnished. What do you do? Learn more about the laws surrounding wage garnishments and your obligations as an employer.

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What Is a REIT?
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

A REIT is a mutual fund for real estate properties. Learn how REITs were developed, how they work, and what investors need to know about making money.

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What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Ross Mudrick | August 12, 2022

Stagflation is a mix of increasing prices and limited economic growth, and governments can do little about it. Here's what small businesses should know.

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Isaiah Atkins | August 12, 2022

If your business is growing quickly, you may want to take your operations beyond your state's borders. Learn how to expand successfully.

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The Return of CDOs: Is Another Economic Crisis on the Horizon?
By Adam Uzialko | August 11, 2022

CDOs caused the 2008 financial crisis, and similar asset categories are on the rise. Could they really cause another recession? Here's what to consider.

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What Are Intangible Assets?
By Simone Johnson | August 11, 2022

This guide defines intangible assets and explains why they're important to a small business.

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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | August 10, 2022

If your employees are regularly working past their 40 hours a week, you are liable to pay them overtime. Find out what that means for your business.

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How SMBs Can Use Consumer Price Index Data
By Schuyler Durham | August 10, 2022

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the impact of inflation on average people around the U.S. See the latest data and how it affects small businesses.

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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | August 10, 2022

As cash payments decline and contactless payments grow, not accepting credit cards could hurt your business. Learn why your business should accept cards.

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Section 179 Deduction: Rules and Limits
By Dock David Treece | August 05, 2022

This tax rule allows businesses to get the entire depreciation deduction in a single year.

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Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | August 05, 2022

Direct costs and indirect costs both influence how small businesses should price their products. Here's what you need to know about each type of expense.

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How to Calculate Compound Interest
By Erica Sandberg | August 05, 2022

This guide explains what compound interest is and how to calculate it for your small business.

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Microfinance: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?
By Matt D’Angelo | August 05, 2022

Microfinancing is the process of giving small loans to business owners without access to traditional financial products. Learn how microfinancing works.

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Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D’Angelo | August 05, 2022

These tax deductions might seem made up, but the IRS allows them. Do you qualify for any of these strange deductions?

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5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
By Nicole Fallon | August 05, 2022

Businesses will need to start preparing for tax season in just a few short months. Here are the major issues every small business owner should be watching.

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What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 05, 2022

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow, is an index that shows how 30 companies have traded in the stock market.

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Small Business Loan vs. Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?
By Mark Henricks | August 05, 2022

Loans and cash advances will both get your business the money it needs, but it's important to understand the differences before choosing one.

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Tax Deductions You Should Take – and Some Crazy Ones to Avoid
By Derek Walter | August 05, 2022

Tax deductions are great, but some might be less than legal. Here's the ones you should take and which ones you should avoid.

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How to Develop a Credit Policy
By Max Freedman | August 05, 2022

A credit policy provides flexible payment options to customers, while also helping to ensure you get paid what you're owed. Learn how to write one.

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What is NASDAQ?
By Dock David Treece | August 05, 2022

Learn all about NASDAQ, the world's second-largest, tech-heavy stock exchange.

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What Small Businesses Should Know About Cryptocurrency
By Adam Uzialko | August 05, 2022

Thinking about incorporating a crytpcurrency into your business's financial strategy? Here's what you need to know.

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Guide
By Dock David Treece | August 05, 2022

Learn what you need in order to qualify for a commercial real estate loan.