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What Is a Lien?
By Simone Johnson | May 25, 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.

Cashless Society Pros and Cons: Are Digital Payments Really Killing Cash?
By Mona Bushnell | May 25, 2023

Cashless transactions are growing worldwide with a wide range of payment options. Learn the pros and cons of cashless payments and what they mean for SMBs.

5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | May 24, 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.

What Are Interchange Fees?
By Dock David Treece | May 19, 2023

Interchange fees are costs you pay for processing credit card transactions. See how these fees may impact your small business.

What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 18, 2023

Business owners may consider hiring an accountant or bookkeeper. Learn the difference and how to choose the right financial help for your company.

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Still Not Accepting EMV Chip Cards? Why You Need to Switch
By Paula Fernandes | May 15, 2023

EMV chip cards help prevent fraud and allow customers to pay easily. Learn why you might want to accept this form of in-person card payment.

Should Your Small Business Hire a Collection Agency?
By Dawn Kuczwara | May 09, 2023

If you're a small or medium business, you likely don't have the staff to dedicate to chasing overdue invoices.

Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | May 09, 2023

Here’s everything small business owners need to know about being audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

How to Track Billable Hours With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | May 05, 2023

Use QuickBooks' time-tracking functions to track billable hours and other timesheet options. Our instructions cover QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Pro.

Exporting Invoices From QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | May 05, 2023

Exporting invoices from QuickBooks is quick and efficient. Learn how to do it here.

Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Max Freedman | May 05, 2023

Before putting your signature on a loan document, make sure you review and understand the most important loan contract terms.

How To Set Up Apple Pay For Your Business
By Sean Peek | May 04, 2023

Find out everything you need to know about using Apple Pay for customer payments at your business.

Credit Card Processing Fees Explained
By Julie Thompson | May 04, 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.

How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payment
By Bennett Conlin | May 04, 2023

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

Outstanding Invoices? What to Do When Customers Won’t Pay Their Bill
By Max Freedman | May 04, 2023

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

6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Leslie Pankowski | May 03, 2023

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.

What Is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)?
By Adam Uzialko | May 03, 2023

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.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crowdfunding Campaign
By Simone Johnson | May 02, 2023

Want to try crowdfunding your business venture? Here are 10 ways to get the most out of your crowdfunding campaign.

How Next-Day Payment Can Help SMB Cash Flow
By Matt D’Angelo | April 28, 2023

Learn how next-day payments and other quick loan options can bolster your small business's cash flow.

SBA Loan Deferments: What They Are and How to Qualify
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 28, 2023

Small business owners who need a break from paying their SBA loans have an option: deferments. Learn what it's all about.

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Isaiah Atkins | April 28, 2023

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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Consumer Spending to Surge in 2023: How SMBs Can Take Advantage
By Jordan Bishop | April 28, 2023

Learn why 2022 was such a bad economic year and why economists believe 2023 will see a surge in consumer spending that can save SMBs and help them thrive.

Small Business Taxes: What to Expect in 2023
By Sally Herigstad | April 28, 2023

This article includes the most up-to-date tax rules small business owners need to know for the current year.

When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | April 28, 2023

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.

Should You Offer a 401(k) Plan, and if so, to Whom?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | April 28, 2023

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

Are More SMB Tax Audits Coming?
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2023

Will the IRS' new $79.6 billion in funding result in more small and midsize business audits? Experts discuss whether or not this concern is founded.

5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
By Sally Herigstad | April 28, 2023

Tax changes for the 2023 tax year may affect you and your business. Learn about key tax issues and tips for getting ready for tax season.

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2023

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a federal tax code signed into law in 2017. Learn how these changes to the tax code affect small business tax liabilities.

How to File a Tax Extension for Your Small Business
By Business News Daily | April 28, 2023

Filing for a business tax extension can buy you additional time when you're not prepared to file taxes. Here's how to file an extension for your business.

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Almost All Freelancers Overpay Taxes. Do You?
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2023

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.