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How to Calculate Gross Wages
By Sally Herigstad | July 31, 2023

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

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What Is Overhead Rate, and Why Should Your Business Be Tracking It?
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

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

What Is the Double Declining Balance Depreciation Method?
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

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

What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

The expense recognition principle is a concept in accounting outlining when a business should recognize its expenses. Learn how it works.

What’s the Difference Between Cash Basis and Accrual Basis?
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

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

Which Payroll Forms Do Employers Need?
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

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

1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC: Which One Do You Need?
By Dock David Treece | July 31, 2023

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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How SMBs Can Use Consumer Price Index Data
By Schuyler Durham | July 31, 2023

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.

Small Business Taxes: What to Expect in 2023
By Sally Herigstad | July 12, 2023

This article includes the most up-to-date tax rules small business owners need to know for the current year.

Baby Boomers Worried They Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement
By Dock David Treece | July 06, 2023

As the baby boomer population nears retirement, a study shows that 45% aren't prepared.

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What Is a Revolving Line of Credit?
By Dock David Treece | July 03, 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.

How to Build Business Credit
By Matt D’Angelo | June 30, 2023

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

What Small Businesses Should Know About Cryptocurrency
By Adam Uzialko | June 26, 2023

Cryptocurrency can lower transaction fees but introduce security concerns. Learn the benefits and risks of accepting cryptocurrency at your small business.

How Are Bonuses Taxed?
By Max Freedman | June 22, 2023

Giving your employees bonuses? Learn how to calculate the proper tax withholdings.

What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | June 22, 2023

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.

Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
By Anna Attkisson | June 22, 2023

Companies from AT&T to Wells Fargo, and even Rosetta Stone are offering special deals and assistance to government employees affected by the shutdown.

Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
By Joyce Walsack | June 05, 2023

Before you borrow against your 401(k), learn the pros and cons of this funding strategy.

Cashless Society Pros and Cons: Are Digital Payments Really Killing Cash?
By Mona Bushnell | May 25, 2023

Cashless transactions are growing worldwide with a wide range of payment options. Learn the pros and cons of cashless payments and what they mean for SMBs.

What Are Interchange Fees?
By Dock David Treece | May 19, 2023

Interchange fees are costs you pay for processing credit card transactions. See how these fees may impact your small business.

Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | May 09, 2023

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

How to Track Billable Hours With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | May 05, 2023

Use QuickBooks' time-tracking functions to track billable hours and other timesheet options. Our instructions cover QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Pro.

Exporting Invoices From QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | May 05, 2023

Exporting invoices from QuickBooks is quick and efficient. Learn how to do it here.

Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Max Freedman | May 05, 2023

Before putting your signature on a loan document, make sure you review and understand the most important loan contract terms.

Outstanding Invoices? What to Do When Customers Won’t Pay Their Bill
By Max Freedman | May 04, 2023

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

6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Leslie Pankowski | May 03, 2023

Many small businesses fall victim to credit card processing scams. Learn about common credit card processing scams and how to find a credit card processor.

What Is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)?
By Adam Uzialko | May 03, 2023

A REIT is a mutual fund for real estate properties. Learn how REITs were developed, how they work, and what investors need to know about making money.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crowdfunding Campaign
By Simone Johnson | May 02, 2023

Want to try crowdfunding your business venture? Here are 10 ways to get the most out of your crowdfunding campaign.

How Next-Day Payment Can Help SMB Cash Flow
By Matt D’Angelo | April 28, 2023

Learn how next-day payments and other quick loan options can bolster your small business's cash flow.

SBA Loan Deferments: What They Are and How to Qualify
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 28, 2023

Small business owners who need a break from paying their SBA loans have an option: deferments. Learn what it's all about.

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Isaiah Atkins | April 28, 2023

If your business is growing quickly, you may want to take your operations beyond your state's borders. Learn how to expand successfully.