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10 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses
By Sally Herigstad | September 22, 2023

Tax apps, business tax software and other tools can help small business owners stay on top of tax obligations. Discover 10 small business tax solutions.

Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | September 22, 2023

Freelancers are responsible for figuring out their own tax obligations and when to pay. Learn how to pay taxes as a freelancer.

Small Business Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Julianna Lopez | September 22, 2023

Learn the basics of credit card processing, including fees, transaction types, and pros and cons.

Medical Billing and Collection Tips From the Pros
By Paula Fernandes | September 22, 2023

Experts share their advice, from the obvious to the unexpected. Plus, find the best medical billing software.

Top 6 Best QuickBooks Alternatives: A Complete Guide
By Vishal Sanjay | September 21, 2023

This article offers the best alternatives to QuickBooks for small business accounting software.

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | September 21, 2023

Business owners should understand the basics of accounting, including what accountants do. Learn how to improve your fundamental accounting knowledge.

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What Is Bookkeeping?
By Cynthia Uzialko | September 19, 2023

This intro to bookkeeping defines the term and describes how bookkeeping relates to your business’s accounting methods.

What Is Skip Tracing In Debt Collection?
By Max Freedman | September 19, 2023

Skip tracing can help you find someone who is trying to avoid paying a debt owed to your business. Here’s what it is and when to employ it.

Small Business Guide to Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions
By Bennett Conlin | September 19, 2023

Making charitable contributions through your business helps others and may also provide unique benefits. Learn how charitable giving affects your business.

The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | September 18, 2023

This guide describes eight accounting methods small businesses can use to manage their finances.

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What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | September 15, 2023

Learn the accounting cycle, an eight-step process for recording and analyzing your company's financial activities to ensure accurate bookkeeping.

How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments
By Bennett Conlin | September 07, 2023

Accepting mobile credit card payments allows your business to make sales anywhere, anytime. Find out how mobile credit card readers work.

Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | September 07, 2023

Follow these tips to get a better deal with your credit card processor.

Should You Hire a Debt Collection Attorney for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | September 07, 2023

Sometimes you need a debt collection attorney to help you recover outstanding debt from clients. Here is when to hire one.

Should You Hire a Collection Agency?
By Dawn Kuczwara | September 07, 2023

Hiring a collection agency is a big decision, but sometimes it’s a necessary step to be paid what you’re owed. This guide explains what to expect.

What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Dock David Treece | September 07, 2023

Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.

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What Is a Lien?
By Simone Johnson | September 07, 2023

A lien gives a lender the right to your property or assets if you fail to repay a loan. Learn how liens can help your business and how to get rid of them.

What Is An Expense Report?
By Dock David Treece | September 07, 2023

Expense reports are used for a variety of purposes. Here is how your business can use them.

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How to Interpret and Learn from POS Sales Reports
By Adam Uzialko | September 06, 2023

Learn how to interpret the sales data from your POS system so you can make better business decisions.

How Your Business Can Accept Apple Pay
By Sean Peek | September 06, 2023

Apple Pay is a convenient, secure and contactless mobile payment method. Learn how Apple Pay works and how to accept Apple Pay in your business.

Credit Card Processing Fees Explained
By Julie Thompson | September 06, 2023

Learn which fees come with accepting credit cards as a form of payment, as well as how your business can reduce those processing costs.

5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | September 06, 2023

Credit card processing fees are necessary when your business accepts credit and debit cards. Learn about these costs and 5 ways to reduce processing fees.

6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | September 06, 2023

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

What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 06, 2023

Accountants and bookkeepers are both financial professionals but perform different tasks. This article explains the differences and when to hire each one.

By Simone Johnson | September 01, 2023

EBITDA is a way to measure your company's financial health. Learn how to use this analysis tool.

What Is Retro Pay?
By Max Freedman | August 31, 2023

Retro pay is extra wages added to employee paychecks when a prior check was less than it should have been. Learn how to calculate and avoid retro pay.

Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2023

Cash flow is critically important to a small business’s survival and success. These cash flow strategies can help you ensure your business has the cash on hand it needs to grow and succeed.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | August 24, 2023

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

Quote vs. Invoice: What Is the Difference?
By Julie Thompson | August 18, 2023

Quotes and invoices help businesses get paid correctly and on time. Learn the differences between quotes and invoices and best practices for creating both.

How Small Businesses Are Affected by Minimum Wage
By Adam Uzialko | August 17, 2023

Minimum wage increases affect small businesses. Learn about state and local minimum wage laws and what small businesses need to know to plan and adapt.