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Should You Get an Unsecured Business Loan for Your Small Business?
By Andrew Martins | August 05, 2022

Whether just starting out or looking to scale up, your small business may benefit from an unsecured business loan.

Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 05, 2022

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

Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | August 05, 2022

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

Small Business Guide to Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions
By Bennett Conlin | August 05, 2022

Charitable giving demonstrates that you give back to the community and are in business for more than profit.

What Is Cost Allocation?
By Dachondra Cason | August 03, 2022

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

How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | August 03, 2022

Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of wages from your bank to your employees' accounts. Here's how to set up direct deposit for your business.

What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | August 03, 2022

In the workplace, "per diem" usually refers to a daily allowance or stipend for certain business travel expenses. Here's what employers need to know.

Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | August 03, 2022

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

How to Pay Yourself With an Owner’s Draw
By Julie Thompson | August 03, 2022

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

How to Prepare an Income Statement
By Dock David Treece | August 03, 2022

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

What Is an Expense Report?
By Dock David Treece | August 03, 2022

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

Small Business Taxes: Advice from the Experts
By Chad Brooks | August 03, 2022

With April 15 quickly approaching, Business News Daily spoke with several tax and small business experts about some of the biggest mistakes that are made when filing taxes, what deductions shouldn't...

10 Top Expense Trackers
By Sean Peek | August 03, 2022

Find the best apps to manage your expenses on the go.

Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 03, 2022

ChexSystems can negatively affect your ability to open a business checking account, but it won't make it impossible.

Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | August 03, 2022

You can't neglect financial health in the crucial early stages of building a business. Here are seven financial management tips for startups.

Interest Rate Increases: 4 Concerns for Small Businesses
By Peter Lauria | August 03, 2022

Learn four areas of concern for small business owners amidst Federal Reserve interest rate hikes – and tips for how to respond.

FIFO vs. LIFO: What Is the Difference?
By Adam Uzialko | August 03, 2022

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.

A Recession Is Coming – Are You Prepared?
By Dock David Treece | August 03, 2022

Find out how small businesses are – and aren't – getting ready for the next economic recession.

How Your Business Can Accept Apple Pay
By Sean Peek | July 20, 2022

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

Private Funding Sources for Small Businesses
By Siri Hedreen | June 29, 2022

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.

Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | June 29, 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.

Accounting Ratios and Formulas: The Basics You Need to Know
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Learn how accounting ratios and formulas work, and why you should use these accounting tools for your small business.

Accounts Receivable: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Marci Martin | June 29, 2022

Accounts receivable refer to unpaid invoices a business should receive from customers from sales. Learn how accounts receivable affects operations.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crowdfunding Campaign
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Crowdsourcing can be an effective way to raise funding for your small business. Here are 10 ways to make sure your campaign is a success.

When Community Banks Die: How Small Businesses Are Affected
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Community banking can be a great funding resource if national options don't fit your needs. So what does its decline mean for small businesses?

What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | June 29, 2022

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

6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Dachondra Cason | June 29, 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.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How It’s Affecting Tax Season for SMBs
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

The Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has benefited most small businesses, but some saw negative changes or none at all. Learn how it will impact you.

Should You Consider Asset-Based Lending?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

An asset-based loan relies on a borrower's collateral. Learn the advantages and risks of asset-based lending to see if it's right for your business.

How to Turn Knowledge into Money
By Ned Smith | June 29, 2022

Joseph Hennessey, Small Business Innovation Research Adviser, explains