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Tax Deductions You Should Take – and Some Crazy Ones to Avoid
By Derek Walter | October 20, 2022

Tax deductions are great, but some might be less than legal. Here's the ones you should take and which ones you should avoid.

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8 Signs You’re Not Ready to Pitch Investors
By Shayna Waltower | October 20, 2022

Does your business have what investors like to see?

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How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | October 20, 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.

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How Stagnant Real Wages Could Eventually Hurt Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2022

Real wages have remained stagnant over time, and even as hourly wages increase, so, too, does the cost of living. The impact this trend has on consumer spending could be problematic for many small...

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Ready for Real Estate? Now Could Be the Time for Your Biz to Buy
By Shayna Waltower | October 20, 2022

It's a good time for small businesses to buy property. Here's what you need to know to start acquiring commercial real estate.

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Should the U.S. Eliminate the Penny?
By Ned Smith | October 17, 2022

Is it time for the U.S. to remove the penny from circulation? Learn why some experts think the one-cent copper coin isn't worth the trouble of manufacturing.

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How to Pay Yourself With an Owner’s Draw
By Julie Thompson | October 17, 2022

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

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | October 17, 2022

Every expense associated with payroll is a payroll liability. That includes wages, taxes and payroll service costs.

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Payroll Reporting: What to Include
By Julie Thompson | October 17, 2022

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

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Business Owners Want More Convenient Banking Services
By Andrew Martins | October 13, 2022

In need of a bank for your business? Here are the factors to consider when choosing one.

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Should You Get an Unsecured Business Loan for Your Small Business?
By Andrew Martins | October 13, 2022

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

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What to Look for in Your Credit Card Processing Service Agreement
By Chad Brooks | October 12, 2022

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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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC: Which One Do You Need?
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

1099-MISC and 1099-NEC are IRS forms used to report your taxable payments to non-employees. Learn when each is used and how.

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What Is Overhead Rate, and Why Should Your Business Be Tracking It?
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

Overhead rate is a measure of a company's indirect costs relative to another input or metric. Learn how to calculate your overhead rate.

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What’s the Difference Between Cash Basis and Accrual Basis?
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

Cash basis and accrual basis are two different ways of valuing assets on your business's books. Learn the differences and why they matter.

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What Is the Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method?
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

Double declining balance depreciation is a method of quickly depreciating large business assets. Learn how and when to use it.

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How SMBs Can Use Consumer Price Index Data
By Schuyler Durham | October 11, 2022

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the impact of inflation on average people around the U.S. See the latest data and how it affects small businesses.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | October 11, 2022

Here are five things you can do to get lower credit card processing fees.

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Quote vs. Invoice: What Is The Difference?
By Julie Thompson | October 11, 2022

A price quote and invoice help you get paid for the services you provide. Here are the differences between the two and what each should include.

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Guide
By Dock David Treece | October 11, 2022

Learn what you need in order to qualify for a commercial real estate loan.

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Which Payroll Forms Do Employers Need?
By Max Freedman | October 11, 2022

Learn all about the payroll forms small business owners must file or obtain, and how payroll software can help.

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Business Liabilities Every Owner Should Know
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2022

This guide identifies common business liabilities that every small business owner should keep track of and understand.

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What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2022

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow, is an index that shows how 30 companies have traded in the stock market.

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Should You Offer a 401(k) Plan, and if so, to Whom?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | September 22, 2022

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

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Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | September 19, 2022

Filing your taxes can be tricky when you're self-employed. This handy guide can make things easier.

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How to Calculate Compound Interest
By Erica Sandberg | September 19, 2022

This guide explains what compound interest is and how to calculate it for your small business.

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What is NASDAQ?
By Dock David Treece | September 19, 2022

Learn all about NASDAQ, the world's second-largest, tech-heavy stock exchange.

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What Happens If You Can’t Make Payroll?
By Adam Uzialko | September 19, 2022

You should avoid missing payroll at all costs. If you can't make it, here's what happens.

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Top 5 Best QuickBooks Alternatives: A Complete Guide
By Adam Uzialko | September 16, 2022

This guide examines five alternatives to QuickBooks accounting software.

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What to Do When Customers Won’t Pay Their Bill
By Max Freedman | September 08, 2022

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