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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | June 05, 2024

This guide includes billing tips for small B2B companies looking to maintain a healthy cash flow.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | May 17, 2024

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

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10 Top Expense Trackers
By Sean Peek | May 17, 2024

Expense trackers can help you track and document how you and your team are spending money. These are some of the best expense trackers out there today.

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What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | May 16, 2024

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

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Entering Bills Into QuickBooks: A Complete Guide
By Vishal Sanjay | May 16, 2024

QuickBooks can help businesses with accurate financial reporting and decision-making. Learn how to enter bills into QuickBooks.

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What Is Cost Accounting?
By David Gargaro | May 14, 2024

Cost accounting scrutinizes your business's expenses. Companies, such as manufacturers, use cost accounting. Learn more about this type of accounting.

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What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | May 09, 2024

The expense recognition principle is a concept in accounting outlining when a business should recognize its expenses. Learn how it works.

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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | May 08, 2024

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 Is Cost Allocation?
By Sally Herigstad | May 02, 2024

Cost allocation is a process businesses use to identify costs. Here's everything you need to know.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Aging Report?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2024

The accounts payable aging report can give you a complete view of your cash flow from one month to the next.

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What Is a Pay Card?
By Natalie Hamingson | April 24, 2024

If you're considering offering pay cards as an option for your workers, you'll want to do your research.

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What Is the Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method?
By Dock David Treece | April 19, 2024

Double declining balance depreciation is a method of quickly depreciating large business assets. Learn how and when to use it.

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What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | April 18, 2024

Monetary policy determines the amount of money that flows through the economy. Learn how it affects your business.

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Understanding Gross vs. Net Revenue
By Dock David Treece | April 16, 2024

Learn the difference between gross and net revenue, which are both important metrics for businesses to track.

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What Is Predatory Lending?
By Matt D’Angelo | April 15, 2024

Predatory lending practices include loan flipping, hidden fees and balloon payments. Fortunately, there are laws that protect borrowers.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | April 15, 2024

Learn what information to include in a payroll report, both to ensure legal compliance and to improve financial management.

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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Natalie Hamingson | April 15, 2024

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

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Accounting Ratios and Formulas: The Basics You Need to Know
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

Accounting ratios and formulas streamline the bookkeeping process and help you evaluate your company's finances. Learn how these ratios and formulas work.

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Balance Sheet vs. Income Statement: What’s the Difference?
By Vishal Sanjay | April 11, 2024

Balance sheets and income statements are related but not the same. Learning the difference and when to use each can aid your business’s financial health.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

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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The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | April 11, 2024

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

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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | April 11, 2024

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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Business Liabilities Every Owner Should Know
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

This guide identifies common business liabilities that every small business owner should keep track of and understand.

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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

When is the right time for your business to hire a CPA to take care of your tax needs? This guide explains how to know when to hire an accountant.

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

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

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6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Leslie Pankowski | April 11, 2024

Many small businesses fall victim to credit card processing scams. Learn about common credit card processing scams and how to find a credit card processor.

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How to Accept Recurring Payments
By Max Freedman | April 11, 2024

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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Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | April 11, 2024

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

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Small Business Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Elizabeth Crumbly | April 11, 2024

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

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How to Prepare an Income Statement
By Max Freedman | April 11, 2024

An income statement can be used for gauging the health of a business and making strategic decisions. This guide explains how to prepare an income statement