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Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | January 30, 2024

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

Mental Health Billing vs. Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | January 25, 2024

Mental health billing differs from medical billing due to variables in mental healthcare not present in primary or specialty care. Learn what's involved.

What is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | January 24, 2024

A tax audit is a review of your reported data to ensure it is correct. Here is how a small business can avoid one and how to handle it when the IRS calls.

Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2024

If your employees are regularly working past their 40 hours a week, you are liable to pay them overtime. Find out what that means for your business.

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Gross Pay vs. Net Pay
By Julie Thompson | January 24, 2024

Gross pay is what employees earn before taxes, benefits and payroll deductions are withheld. The remaining amount is net pay. Learn how to calculate each.

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How to Calculate Gross Wages
By Sally Herigstad | January 24, 2024

Calculating gross wages is the first step to compensating employees properly and keeping accurate payroll records. Learn about the process with this guide.

How to Calculate and Pay the SUTA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2024

The State Unemployment Tax Act is a tax that states use to fund unemployment benefits. Determine your SUTA rate and employer obligations for paying SUTA.

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How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | January 22, 2024

Direct deposit paychecks are so common that employees often expect them. Here’s how to set up direct deposit for your business.

Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
By Joyce Walsack | January 22, 2024

This guide explains how to borrow from your 401(k) and the key things to consider when doing so.

5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | January 19, 2024

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.

iPhone Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | January 19, 2024

Small businesses often use iPhones for credit card processing. Learn how to use your iPhone as a POS device and the best credit card processors for iPhone.

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How to Send PayPal Invoices
By Adam Uzialko | January 18, 2024

See our step-by-step guide for using PayPal to bill customers, and find out the cost for invoicing through the payment platform.

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.

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.

By Simone Johnson | January 17, 2024

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

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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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.

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

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.