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How to Build Business Credit
By Matt D’Angelo | December 13, 2021

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

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How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D’Angelo | December 10, 2021

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

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8 Tax Season Preparation Steps
By Derek Walter | December 10, 2021

April 15 is approaching quickly, and many day-to-day decisions significantly impact your tax obligation. Follow these eight steps to stay on top of taxes.

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Opening a Business Account When You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 10, 2021

ChexSystems can negatively affect your ability to open a business checking account, but it won't make it impossible.

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How to Pay Yourself With an Owner’s Draw
By Julie Thompson | December 10, 2021

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

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Quote vs. Invoice: What Is The Difference?
By Julie Thompson | December 10, 2021

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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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | December 10, 2021

When is the right time for your business to hire a CPA to take care of your tax needs? This guide explains how to know when to hire an accountant.

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What Is a Revolving Line of Credit?
By Dock David Treece | December 08, 2021

This guide explains how revolving lines of credit work for businesses and how entrepreneurs can use them to their advantage.

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How to Choose a Business Debt Consolidation Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 08, 2021

Learn how business debt consolidation works and how to choose the best loan for your business.

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Commercial Real Estate Loan Guide
By Dock David Treece | December 08, 2021

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

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D’Angelo | December 08, 2021

Loan agreements are more than just the interest and terms. The lenders' expectations are laid out in these three contract sections.

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What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | December 07, 2021

Monetary policy determines the amount of money that flows through the economy. Learn how it affects your business.

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Start Preparing for Retirement
By Katharine Paljug | December 07, 2021

This guide offers tips to help small business owners plan and save for their retirement.

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Baby Boomers Worried They Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement
By Dock David Treece | December 07, 2021

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

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How to Track Billable Hours With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | December 06, 2021

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

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What Is the FDCPA?
By Max Freedman | December 03, 2021

Business debtors and creditors should know about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Learn about debtors' rights and creditors' limits.

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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Dock David Treece | December 03, 2021

Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.

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Balance Sheet vs. Income Statement: What’s the Difference?
By Vishal Sanjay | December 03, 2021

Business owners use both balance sheets and income statements to gauge their companies' performance. Learn the distinctions and how to best use both.

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How to Fill Out and File an HCFA Form
By Max Freedman | December 01, 2021

The HCFA form is what non-institutional practitioners use to bill insurance companies for services provided. Here's how to complete and file it.

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Accounting Checklist: Tasks to Do Daily, Weekly and Monthly
By Vishal Sanjay | December 01, 2021

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

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Exporting Invoices From QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | December 01, 2021

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

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How Can a Line of Credit Help Your Business?
By Jamie Johnson | December 01, 2021

A business line of credit provides a lot of financial flexibility. Here is how it could help your business.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2021

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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What’s a Balance Sheet, and Why Do I Need One?
By Adam Uzialko | December 01, 2021

It's a tool for looking inside your business to outline what it's really worth.

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What Are Medical Claims?
By Max Freedman | December 01, 2021

Medical claims are documents that your practice must submit to payers for reimbursement. Learn how to create them here.

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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | December 01, 2021

This guide includes billing tips for small B2B companies looking to maintain a healthy cash flow.

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10 Top Expense Trackers
By Sean Peek | December 01, 2021

Find the best apps to manage your expenses on the go.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | December 01, 2021

You can't neglect financial health in the crucial early stages of building a business. Here are seven financial management tips for startups.

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How to Calculate Cost of Goods Sold
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2021

Tracking cost of goods sold (COGS) is an important indicator of financial health and critical for tax deductions. Here's how to calculate COGS.

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What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | December 01, 2021

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