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How to Set Up a POS System
By Lori Fairbanks | July 08, 2020

Setting up a new tablet POS system is easy. Here's how to do it and some tips to help you get started

The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | June 30, 2020

As the July 15 tax deadline gets closer, it's important that you know how to file your taxes as a sole proprietor.

What to Do When Customers Won't Pay Their Bill
By Sammi Caramela | June 23, 2020

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

How to File for Unemployment: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Simone Johnson | June 12, 2020

Learn how to file a claim for unemployment benefits.

Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | June 12, 2020

Understanding direct costs and indirect costs is important for properly tracking business expenses.

How a Government Shutdown Hurts Small Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | May 29, 2020

From not having access to loans to not getting paid for government contracts, the impact of government shutdown on small businesses could be significant.

Section 179 Deduction: Rules and Limits
By Business News Daily Editor | May 27, 2020

Section 179 allows businesses to get the entire depreciation deduction in a single year.

Accounts Payable and Your Business: What You Need to Know
By Business News Daily Editor | May 25, 2020

Accounts payable includes all of your business's expenses except payroll. Here's how to handle this important component of your business finances.

Bull Market: When Stocks Are Rising
By Business News Daily Editor | May 24, 2020

A bull market is a period of optimism and investor confidence.

What's a Balance Sheet, and Why Do I Need One?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 18, 2020

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

3 Private Funding Sources for Small Businesses
By Siri Hedreen | April 30, 2020

These private funding sources can offer much-needed investment capital to any small business's balance sheet. Here's what they are and how to secure funding.

Paycards vs. Direct Deposit: Which Is Right for Your Business?
By Business News Daily | April 27, 2020

Is a paycard or direct deposit a better payment method for your employees? This guide will introduce you to paycards, direct deposit and how each works.

iPhone Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Sean Riley | April 20, 2020

Need credit card processing support? Here's how to use your iPhone as a credit card processor.

What Is a Pay Card?
By Sammi Caramela | April 17, 2020

Is a pay card a good way to pay your employees? Here's everything you need to know about pay cards.

What Is Monetary Policy?
By Business News Daily Editor | April 16, 2020

Monetary policy determines the amount of money that flows through the economy.

Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D'Angelo | April 16, 2020

These off-the-wall tax deductions are legal, believe it or not. Do you qualify for any?

What Is Dividend Investing?
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 06, 2020

Dividend investing can be a great way for small business owners to stabilize their investment portfolios and receive passive income.

Should You Get an Unsecured Business Loan for Your Small Business?
By Andrew Martins | April 03, 2020

Getting funding for your small business without collateral can be challenging unless you seek an unsecured business loan, but are the interest rates and risks worth it?

Deal Reached on $2T Coronavirus Stimulus: What It Includes for SMBs
By Adam Uzialko | March 26, 2020

A stimulus plan is in the works to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how it will help small businesses plan for long-term recovery.

What Is Depreciation in Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 25, 2020

If you have expensive assets, depreciation is a key accounting and tax calculation.

What Is Deflation?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 16, 2020

Deflation is when prices fall. It is the opposite of inflation.

U.S. Businesses Get Access to Low-Interest SBA Loans to Weather Coronavirus Impact
By Andrew Martins | March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump announced last night that the Small Business Administration will provide low-interest loans to SMBs affected by COVID-19.

Should You Audit Your Bookkeeper?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 05, 2020

It's always a good idea to conduct random audits to ensure all your books are balanced and nothing is fishy.

What Happens If You Can't Make Payroll?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 25, 2020

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

What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Adam Uzialko | February 10, 2020

Most customers expect you to accept debit and credit card payments, and to do so you need a merchant account. Here's what to expect when opening a merchant account for your business.

Performance-Based Pay Won't Motivate Employees as Much as You Think
By Business News Daily Editor | February 06, 2020

While performance-based pay structures can encourage employees to work harder, they also can cause higher stress levels in workers and lower job satisfaction.

What Is a REIT?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 03, 2020

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is essentially a mutual fund that invests in real estate.

What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Business News Daily Editor | February 03, 2020

Stagflation is rare, but it has devastating effects on the economy. Here's what a period of stagflation would mean for businesses and the larger job market.

Cash vs. Accrual Accounting Methods
By Simone R. Johnson | January 30, 2020

Learn about the differences between cash and accrual accounting before you decide which method to use for your small business.

What Are Financial Advisors Worried About in 2020?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2020

Hartford Funds has released new data suggesting financial advisors are concerned about economic slowdown due to geopolitical strife and recruiting hardships.