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SBA Loan Deferments: What They Are and How to Qualify
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2024

When circumstances entirely out of your control make SBA loan payments difficult, you may qualify for a payment pause known as a deferment.

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How Stagnant Real Wages Hurt Small Businesses
By Casey Conway | January 17, 2024

Find out how wage issues combined with inflation can hurt both existing businesses and would-be entrepreneurs.

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How Your Business Can Accept Apple Pay
By Sean Peek | January 17, 2024

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.

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What Is EBITDA?
By Simone Johnson | January 17, 2024

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

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How to Accept Mobile Payments via SMS
By Max Freedman | January 17, 2024

SMS payments can help you obtain customer payments that might otherwise go missed – and that's not their only benefit.

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How to Build Business Credit
By Matt D’Angelo | January 17, 2024

Good business credit helps your company grow faster. Learn how to build and maintain solid business credit.

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What Is a Pay Card?
By Sammi Caramela | January 16, 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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Minimum Wage by State
By Max Freedman | January 16, 2024

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.

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What Are Accounting Reports?
By Dock David Treece | January 16, 2024

Accounting reports are statements that show the financial health of a business.

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Filing for Bankruptcy: Information, Benefits and Disadvantages
By Chad Brooks | January 16, 2024

Bankruptcy helps people and businesses get a fresh start financially. Learn what filing for bankruptcy entails, as well as its benefits and disadvantages.

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What to Look for in Your Credit Card Processing Service Agreement
By Chad Brooks | January 16, 2024

Before you sign a contract with a credit card processor, you need to know what fees and terms you're agreeing to. Here's what you need to watch out for.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | January 16, 2024

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

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Small Business Valuation: How to Determine Your Business’s Worth
By Bennett Conlin | January 13, 2024

Accurately gauging your business's value isn't an exact science. Learn valuation methods, how to calculate your business's value and why it's important.

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How to Pay Yourself With an Owner’s Draw
By Julie Thompson | January 12, 2024

This guide explains how business owners can pay themselves with a payroll tactic known as an "owner's draw."

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Is On-Demand Payment the New Payroll?
By Chad Brooks | January 12, 2024

This guide to on-demand payroll explains the trend and analyzes whether it may be the right choice for your employees and business.

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What Is Depreciation in Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 11, 2024

Depreciation can affect the value of your assets and your taxes – often for several years. Learn how depreciation works and how to track it.

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How to Choose a Business Debt Consolidation Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 11, 2024

Learn how business debt consolidation works and how to choose the best debt consolidation loan for your business.

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Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | January 09, 2024

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

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments
By Bennett Conlin | January 08, 2024

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

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How to Run Payroll for a Nonprofit Organization
By Hannah Tayson | January 08, 2024

There are unique payroll challenges for a not-for-profit organization, such as a 501(c)(3). Here are some tips on running payroll for a nonprofit.

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How to Set Up a POS System
By Adam Uzialko | January 06, 2024

POS systems are necessary for any business that sells products. Here is everything you need to know about POS installation.

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Small Business Guide to Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions
By Bennett Conlin | January 05, 2024

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

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Private Funding Sources for Small Businesses
By Siri Hedreen | January 05, 2024

Private funding sources can offer much-needed investment capital to any small business's balance sheet. Here's what they are and how to secure funding.

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FIFO vs. LIFO: What Is the Difference?
By Adam Uzialko | January 05, 2024

Learn the differences between FIFO (first in, first out) and LIFO (last in, first out) to determine the best inventory management method for your business.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | January 05, 2024

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

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The 10 Best (and Worst) States for Small Business Taxes
By Natalie Hamingson | January 03, 2024

Find out which states are best or worst for small business taxes. Our guide includes information on property, individual, sales and corporate taxes.

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How to Interpret and Learn From POS Sales Reports
By Adam Uzialko | January 03, 2024

POS systems come with various sales reports that provide a wealth of statistics for your business. Learn about POS sales reports and how to interpret them.

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What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2023

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

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11 Debt Collection Strategies to Implement
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2023

This guide offers tips for small businesses trying to collect debts.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | December 20, 2023

Payroll processing is the procedure for paying your employees. Learn the eight steps involved and other essential payroll processing information.