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Should You Offer a 401(k) Plan, and if so, to Whom?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 22, 2022

Providing 401(k) plans has advantages for both business owners and employees. Learn about tax credits, exclusions, matching and more.

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Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | September 19, 2022

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

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How to Calculate Compound Interest
By Erica Sandberg | September 19, 2022

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

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What is NASDAQ?
By Dock David Treece | September 19, 2022

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

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What Happens If You Can’t Make Payroll?
By Adam Uzialko | September 19, 2022

You should avoid missing payroll at all costs. If you can't make it, here's what happens.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Fuel Costs
By David Gargaro | September 16, 2022

Businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles know how much money they are spending on fuel each month. Here are several ways to cut down on those expenses.

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Top 5 Best QuickBooks Alternatives: A Complete Guide
By Adam Uzialko | September 16, 2022

This guide examines five alternatives to QuickBooks accounting software.

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What to Do When Customers Won’t Pay Their Bill
By Max Freedman | September 08, 2022

Are your customers refusing to pay their outstanding balance? Here's what you can do when a customer won't pay their bill.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 30, 2022

While SBA and conventional loans offer low interest rates, they differ in other areas. Learn the differences between these two types of loans.

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Small Business Loan vs. Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?
By Mark Henricks | August 30, 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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What Is Economics?
By Erica Sandberg | August 29, 2022

Understanding economic principles helps entrepreneurs see the big picture. Learn about the economic branches and applications, including the stock market.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | August 29, 2022

Use this handy checklist to divide your company's accounting into daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

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What Are Accounting Standards?
By Jamie Johnson | August 29, 2022

This guide introduces the concept of accounting standards and explains why they are important to businesses trying to better manage their finances.

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Almost All Freelancers Overpay Taxes. Do You?
By Max Freedman | August 25, 2022

According to one source, freelancers overpay an average of $3,000 in taxes annually. Here's how to know if you're overpaying and how to lower your taxes.

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7 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should Be Using
By Max Freedman | August 25, 2022

These tools will help you accept credit cards, online or in person, without the headaches.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | August 24, 2022

Here are five things you can do to get lower credit card processing fees.

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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | August 24, 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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What Small Businesses Should Know About Cryptocurrency
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

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

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments From Anywhere
By Bennett Conlin | August 24, 2022

Accepting mobile credit card payments isn't that hard, but it does require an understanding of the purchasing process.

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Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | August 24, 2022

Sales tax gets complicated if you sell to customers in other states. Learn how to manage your sales tax obligations and comply with state tax laws.

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Microfinance: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?
By Matt D’Angelo | August 24, 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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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | August 24, 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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6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Dachondra Cason | August 24, 2022

This guide identifies common credit card processing scams that target small businesses and offers advice on how to avoid falling victim to a scammer.

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How to Run Payroll in QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | August 24, 2022

Learn how to process payroll in QuickBooks Online with this step-by-step guide.

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How to Accept Recurring Payments
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

Your customers and clients won't always remember to pay on time. Learn how to accept recurring payments to counter this problem.

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How to Set Up QuickBooks Payroll Direct Deposit
By Trish Petak | August 24, 2022

Learn how to set up direct deposit in QuickBooks Payroll.

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How to Create QuickBooks Payroll Reports
By Trish Petak | August 24, 2022

This guide explains how to create QuickBooks payroll reports and how these payroll reports can help your business.

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How to Handle Merchant Fees With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | August 24, 2022

If your business uses PayPal or another payment processor, you'll be charged a merchant fee. QuickBooks can help you manage and record those fees.

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What Is Facebook Pay?
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

Facebook Pay makes payments easy for businesses and customers who use the platform. Here's how to integrate this free tool into your business.

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Minimum Wage by State
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

You must pay your employees the greater of your state's hourly minimum wage or the federal minimum wage. Learn more about minimum wage laws.