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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 30, 2022

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

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Small Business Loan vs. Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?
By Mark Henricks | August 30, 2022

Loans and cash advances will both get your business the money it needs, but it's important to understand the differences before choosing one.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | August 29, 2022

Use this handy checklist to divide your company's accounting into daily, weekly and monthly tasks.

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Almost All Freelancers Overpay Taxes. Do You?
By Max Freedman | August 25, 2022

According to one source, freelancers overpay an average of $3,000 in taxes annually. Here's how to know if you're overpaying and how to lower your taxes.

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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | August 24, 2022

Remove the confusion around accepting credit cards at your small business and learn what to look out for in a credit card processing company.

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What Small Businesses Should Know About Cryptocurrency
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

Thinking about incorporating a crytpcurrency into your business's financial strategy? Here's what you need to know.

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How to Accept Mobile Credit Card Payments From Anywhere
By Bennett Conlin | August 24, 2022

Accepting mobile credit card payments isn't that hard, but it does require an understanding of the purchasing process.

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Sales Tax for E-commerce: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Bennett Conlin | August 24, 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.

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6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Dachondra Cason | August 24, 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.

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How to Accept Recurring Payments
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

Your customers and clients won't always remember to pay on time. Learn how to accept recurring payments to counter this problem.

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How to Handle Merchant Fees With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | August 24, 2022

If your business uses PayPal or another payment processor, you'll be charged a merchant fee. QuickBooks can help you manage and record those fees.

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Minimum Wage by State
By Max Freedman | August 24, 2022

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.

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What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | August 24, 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.

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What Are Interchange Fees?
By Dock David Treece | August 24, 2022

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

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How to Send PayPal Invoices
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

Learn how PayPal invoices work and how businesses and freelancers can send PayPal invoices to get paid.

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Should You Consider Asset-Based Lending?
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 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.

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Kabbage Payments: What You Need to Know
By Andrew Martins | August 24, 2022

Learn how you can use Kabbage Payments to accept invoice payments online and request them through a custom pay link.

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What Businesses Need to Know About Venmo
By Mona Bushnell | August 24, 2022

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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How to Set Up a POS System
By Adam Uzialko | August 24, 2022

POS systems are necessary for any business that sells products. Here's how to set up yours.

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Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | August 23, 2022

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

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Isaiah Atkins | August 23, 2022

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

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What Is Fiscal Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 22, 2022

Find out what fiscal policy is and how it affects the economy – and your business – through investment opportunities, tax changes and unemployment rates.

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Could Trading Futures Help SMBs Hedge Against Inflation?
By Schuyler Durham | August 22, 2022

Small businesses may be able to use futures to hedge against price volatility in raw goods or products. Learn how to start using futures to control costs.

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Self-Employed 401(k) Plans: Frequently Asked Questions
By Heather Larson | August 22, 2022

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

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Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | August 12, 2022

While the chances of an IRS audit are small, most tax audits involve small and medium-sized businesses. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | August 12, 2022

The deadline for filing business taxes is quickly approaching. If you have a sole proprietorship, keep these tax tips in mind.

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How to Save for Retirement if You Have Your Own Business
By Joanna Furlong | August 12, 2022

It is especially important that entrepreneurs save for their retirement because there are no company-sponsored 401(k)s to take advantage of.

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | August 12, 2022

It is possible to complete your company's payroll on your own. Here's how.

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Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
By Anna Attkisson | August 12, 2022

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

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What Is a REIT?
By Adam Uzialko | August 12, 2022

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.