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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | October 20, 2021

These billing practices can help support cash flow for small B2B companies.

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Cash vs. Accrual Accounting Methods
By Simone R. Johnson | October 20, 2021

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

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How to Calculate Cost of Goods Sold
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

Cost of goods sold (COGS) is an important part of accounting that applies directly to tax deductions for your business.

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6 Gusto Payroll Alternatives
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Gusto's combined payroll and HR services are widely praised, but they're not right for every small business. One of these six Gusto payroll alternatives may better suit your needs.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Retro pay is the difference between what you paid employees last pay period and what you actually owed. Here's how to issue retro pay and, next time, avoid it.

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How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for employees so your wage payments are faster, easier, secure and more eco-friendly.

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Paperless Pay: Should You Make the Switch?
By Sean Peek | October 19, 2021

Learn how a paperless payroll system can save your small business time, money and frustration.

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What is NPV?
By Business News Daily Editor | October 18, 2021

Calculating the net present value, or NPV, allows investors to determine the present value of an investment over time.

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What Are Payroll Liabilities?
By Julie Thompson | October 18, 2021

Payroll liabilities include more than just your employees' compensation. Here's what you need to track for your payroll expenses.

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Canada Kills the Penny
By Ned Smith | October 18, 2021

The one-cent coin gets eliminated north of the border.

Review
Lightspeed
By Skye Schooley | October 18, 2021

Lightspeed is the best iPad POS system because its pricing is competitive, the system is fully mobile, and you have a choice of integrated payment processors.

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What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 15, 2021

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

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How Does Payroll Work?
By Sean Peek | October 15, 2021

If your business has several employees, you need a payroll system to correctly compensate them for their work. Here's how to process payroll as a small business owner.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Lori Fairbanks | October 15, 2021

As consumers switch to credit cards over cash, your business must be able to conduct transactions for both debit and credit cards.

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What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | October 15, 2021

In the workplace, "per diem" usually means a daily allowance or stipend given to employees to cover lodging, meals and incidental expenses during business travel. Here's what employers need to know.

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What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Nicole Fallon | October 15, 2021

Merit pay is a raise awarded to incentivize employee productivity. Learn the best way to implement a clear and consistent merit pay policy.

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What Are Medical Claims?
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2021

Medical claims are documents that your practice must submit to payers for reimbursement. Here, you'll learn how to create them.

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How to Pay Yourself With an Owner's Draw
By Julie Thompson | October 14, 2021

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

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How to Develop a Credit Policy
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2021

A credit policy can help protect you against clients who don't pay what they owe and boost your cash flow.

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Gusto vs. QuickBooks: Which Software Is the Best Option for Your Business?
By Dachondra Cason | October 14, 2021

Trying to choose between the Gusto and QuickBooks payroll solutions? This comparison guide can help you make the best choice for your small business's payroll needs.

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Offering a 401(k) Plan? Tips for Small Business Owners
By Stella Morrison | October 13, 2021

Offering a 401(k) is a great way to attract high-level talent to your organization.

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Using Revenue-Based Financing to Grow Your Business
By Adam Uzialko | October 12, 2021

Using revenue-based financing might be the key to growing your startup.

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ADP vs. Paychex: Which Software Is Best for Your Business?
By Dachondra Cason | October 12, 2021

Trying to choose between ADP and Paychex? This comparison guide can help you make the right choice for your small business payroll needs.

Review
Square
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 12, 2021

Square is the best credit card processor for small businesses because it is easy to use, packed with features, and usable as an iPad or Android POS system.

Review
Vend
By Lori Fairbanks | October 11, 2021

Vend is our top pick for the best retail POS system. It's affordable, easy to use and packed with features for all types of retail businesses, including fashion boutiques, car washes, computer shops,...

Review
Upserve
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Upserve is a strong choice for restaurants that want full reports on their data, competitive pricing and excellent customer support.

Review
TouchBistro
By Skye Schooley | October 11, 2021

TouchBistro is the best POS system for the food service industry, with key features for restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs and more.

Review
Toast
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Toast works equally well for a small restaurant that's just getting started and a large chain looking to service multiple sites. It has also done a great job of pivoting in the midst of the pandemic,...

Review
Epos Now
By Skye Schooley | October 11, 2021

Epos Now is the best all-in-one POS system for small businesses because it is affordable, versatile and adapts to your business.

Review
Clover Point of Sale System
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Clover offers a range of hardware options that outshine the competition and give businesses flexibility in customizing a POS system that works for them.