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Learn the ins and outs of what you need to have ready to secure funding for your business. We've covered the basics.

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When Should Freelancers Use a Collections Agency?
By Sammi Caramela | March 04, 2021

When they've exhausted all other options, freelancers can turn to collection agencies to help them collect on unpaid invoices.

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Why Small Business Can't Ignore Forecasting
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 24, 2021

Forecasting may not be on the top of your to-do list, but it's very important to run a successful enterprise.

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Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
By Joyce Walsack | February 12, 2021

If you're thinking about borrowing from your 401(k), consider the pros and cons first.

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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | February 11, 2021

These billing practices can help support cash flow for small B2B companies.

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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | February 11, 2021

Customers overwhelmingly prefer to pay with debit and credit cards. Credit card processing is essential for a small business to maximize its profitability.

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Find the Best Invoice App for Your Business
By Katharine Paljug | February 11, 2021

When choosing invoice software, look for something easy to use and helpful for tracking outstanding invoices.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | February 09, 2021

Before you sign a loan document, make sure you understand the terms.

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IRS Tax Extensions and Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | February 03, 2021

Preparing your business's tax return takes time. For some, it may be hard to meet the federal filing date. The IRS has a mechanism in place to extend the deadline.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | February 02, 2021

Business owners can teach themselves all they need to know to save enough for retirement.

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | February 01, 2021

Learn about the loan options for veteran entrepreneurs who need funding for their small businesses.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | January 29, 2021

You can't neglect your startup's financial health in the crucial early stages.

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7 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should Be Using
By Max Freedman | January 29, 2021

Being able to accept credit and debit cards is a must for businesses today. Here are several services you should consider using.

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments From Anywhere
By Bennett Conlin | January 28, 2021

Mobile credit card readers help your business accept payments anywhere.

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Seasonal Business Guide to Credit Card Processing
By Kayla Harrison | January 28, 2021

Seasonal businesses often face larger credit card processing fees than year-round ones.

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Requirements for Keeping Paycheck Records
By Skye Schooley | January 26, 2021

Learn what paycheck records are and how to properly retain them to maintain legal compliance.

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Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | January 25, 2021

If you sell across state lines, you're required to pay sales tax in those states. Here's how to comply with tax obligations as a small online seller.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | January 20, 2021

Are you paying too much for credit card processing? Here are five things you can do to lower your rates.

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What to Look for in Your Credit Card Processing Service Agreement
By Chad Brooks | January 18, 2021

Reading the fine print is critical when choosing a credit card processing service.

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Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

If you have bad credit, you can still open a business checking account. Here's how.

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Is On-Demand Payment the New Payroll?
By Chad Brooks | January 15, 2021

Several payroll services allow employees to be paid on demand rather than wait every two weeks. Is on-demand payroll right for your small business?

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Apple's Credit Card: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Stella Morrison | January 13, 2021

Though the Apple Card is for consumers, small business owners can take advantage of some of its perks.

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How to Find the Right SBA Loan for Your Small Business
By Marci Martin | January 13, 2021

When your small business needs capital and you don't qualify for a conventional business loan, SBA loans are an appealing option.

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5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | January 13, 2021

Business loan terms are often negotiable, giving borrowers a chance to secure more favorable rates and better terms.

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Do You Need a Small Business Credit Card?
By Bennett Conlin | January 12, 2021

Small business credit cards can help with short-term debts.

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Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | January 11, 2021

Credit card fees can be a huge expense. Find out how to get more reasonable fees.

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The Best Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | January 04, 2021

Regardless of their size, small businesses have many options for employee retirement plans they can offer as part of their benefits package.

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401(k) Plan: What It Is and How to Choose One
By Jennifer Post | December 31, 2020

Employees can contribute a portion of their pay to saving for retirement and have that money automatically deducted from their paychecks before taxes.

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Business Owners Want More Convenient Banking Services
By Andrew Martins | December 31, 2020

Choosing a bank for your business can feel daunting. Here are seven things to consider when searching for one.

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What's the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 29, 2020

Thinking about hiring an accountant or bookkeeper? Here's what you need to know about these two roles before you decide which one best meets your business's needs.