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Get Your Business Taxes in Order Before the New Year With These Tips
By Sally Herigstad | December 15, 2023

The year's last quarter is a good time for businesses to strategize spending and expenses to prepare for tax season. Learn tips for end-of-year tax prep.

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Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
By Sally Herigstad | December 13, 2023

Business bank accounts are crucial for recordkeeping and professionalism. Learn how to get a business bank account even if your personal credit is poor.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 13, 2023

This guide explains how SBA loans differ from typical bank loans and how you can use them to your small business’s advantage.

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What’s a Balance Sheet and Why Do I Need One?
By Sally Herigstad | December 13, 2023

A balance sheet shows where your business stands at a certain point and includes assets and liabilities. Learn why balance sheets are crucial in business.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | December 08, 2023

Several types of individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans can benefit self-employed people. Learn about saving for retirement as an entrepreneur.

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7 Ways Small Business Owners Can Start Preparing for Retirement
By Cailin Potami | December 06, 2023

Small business owners are responsible for their retirement planning. Learn how to set concrete goals and weigh retirement savings accounts.

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Should You Hire a Debt Collection Attorney for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | November 27, 2023

A debt collection attorney works to recover debts from nonpaying customers. Learn when business owners should hire or consult a debt collection attorney.

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Paycards vs. Direct Deposit: Which Is Right for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | November 21, 2023

Employers have options for paying their employees, including direct deposit and paycards. Both offer benefits and drawbacks that need to be considered.

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Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | November 20, 2023

When you are self-employed, filing your taxes can be tricky. This handy guide can make things easier.

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How Small Businesses Are Affected by Minimum Wage
By Adam Uzialko | November 20, 2023

Minimum wage increases affect small businesses. Learn about state and local minimum wage laws and what small businesses need to know to plan and adapt.

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Still Not Accepting EMV Chip Cards? Why You Need to Switch
By Paula Fernandes | November 20, 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.

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What Is Inflation?
By Rebecca Neubauer | November 20, 2023

Learn about the types of inflation, the history of inflation in the U.S., inflation's impact on interest rates and how to protect your business from the effects of inflation.

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What Is Meta Pay?
By Max Freedman | November 20, 2023

Meta Pay, formerly Facebook Pay, is a secure digital wallet payment form. Learn how to get started with Meta Pay and how it can help your business.

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What Is a Revolving Line of Credit?
By Dock David Treece | November 20, 2023

A revolving line of credit lets businesses borrow against a set amount. Learn how revolving lines of credit work, their types, and their pros and cons.

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Should You Get an Unsecured Business Loan for Your Small Business?
By Sally Herigstad | November 20, 2023

Getting small business funding without collateral is challenging. An unsecured business loan is an option, but interest rates and risks are factors.

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What Is a Lien?
By Simone Johnson | November 20, 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.

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What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | November 15, 2023

A per diem is a daily stipend an employer provides to cover employee expenses. A per diem employee works with a company on a daily basis at a set rate.

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Should You Audit Your Bookkeeper?
By Linda Pophal | November 08, 2023

Conducting random audits of your bookkeeper and finances can ensure your books are balanced and your bookkeeper is following proper protocol. Learn how.

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Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | November 08, 2023

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

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What Is a Recession?
By Ross Mudrick | November 08, 2023

A recession can harm your business, but you can prepare for it. Here’s how to set yours up to weather this economic storm.

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15 Accounting Payment Terms and How to Work With Them
By Jamie Johnson | November 08, 2023

Get your customers to pay their bills quickly with these accounting payment terms and strategies.

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Guide
By Dock David Treece | November 08, 2023

Learn how to qualify for a commercial real estate loan, find out the different types and get answers to frequently asked questions.

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Self-Employed 401(k) Plans: Frequently Asked Questions
By Heather Larson | November 08, 2023

Check out the answers to these frequently asked questions about self-employed 401(k) plans.

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What Businesses Need to Know About Venmo
By Mona Bushnell | November 08, 2023

Venmo can be a secure way to simplify online transactions for you and your customers. Find out how Venmo works and how to set it up in our guide and FAQs.

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What Are Withholding Allowances?
By Max Freedman | November 06, 2023

This guide explains withholding allowances, how they work, and what an employer’s obligations are when conducting payroll.

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How to Offer Payroll Advances
By Julie Thompson | November 03, 2023

Payroll advances can help relieve financial stress for employees, boosting their productivity, engagement and loyalty. Learn how payroll advances work.

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How to Fill Out and File an HCFA Form
By Max Freedman | November 02, 2023

This guide explains the importance of the form HCFA and how to fill it out for your medical practice.

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10 Top Expense Trackers
By Sean Peek | October 27, 2023

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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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | October 26, 2023

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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What Is Skip Tracing In Debt Collection?
By Max Freedman | October 26, 2023

Skip tracing can help you find someone who is trying to avoid paying a debt owed to your business. Here’s what it is and when to employ it.