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GDP: The Total Value of Goods and Services of a Nation
By Siri Hedreen | October 23, 2023

GDP is the value of all goods and services produced in a country – and one of the most closely watched economic indicators. Learn how to calculate GDP.

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What Is Stagflation? Inflation Plus Stagnation
By Ross Mudrick | October 23, 2023

Stagflation is a mix of increasing prices and limited economic growth, and governments can do little about it. Here's what small businesses should know.

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What Is Fiscal Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 23, 2023

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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What is NASDAQ?
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 2023

Learn all about NASDAQ, the world's second-largest, tech-heavy stock exchange.

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What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 23, 2023

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or the Dow, is an index that shows how 30 companies have traded in the stock market.

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | October 23, 2023

Business owners should understand the basics of accounting, including what accountants do. Learn how to improve your fundamental accounting knowledge.

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Understanding Small Business R&D Tax Credits
By Katharine Paljug | October 23, 2023

Learn how small businesses can get tax benefits with research and development credits.

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Accounting Ratios and Formulas: The Basics You Need to Know
By Matt D’Angelo | October 23, 2023

Accounting ratios and formulas streamline the bookkeeping process and help you evaluate your company's finances. Learn how these ratios and formulas work.

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What Is Economics?
By Erica Sandberg | October 23, 2023

Understanding economic principles helps entrepreneurs see the big picture. Learn about the economic branches and applications, including the stock market.

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Do You Need a Small Business Credit Card?
By Bennett Conlin | October 23, 2023

Small business credit cards can help with short-term debts.

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What Is A Profit And Loss Statement?
By Adam Uzialko | October 23, 2023

Learn the importance of accurate P&L statement reporting and how it may keep your business on the right track and sound financial footing.

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Credit Card Processing Fees Explained
By Julie Thompson | October 23, 2023

Learn which fees come with accepting credit cards as a form of payment, as well as how your business can reduce those processing costs.

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What Is Cost Allocation?
By Dachondra Cason | October 23, 2023

Cost allocation is a process businesses use to identify costs. Here's everything you need to know.

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Is Equipment Considered an Asset?
By Julie Thompson | October 23, 2023

Equipment can be both an asset and a liability in business accounting. Learn how to classify it properly on your balance sheet.

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6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Leslie Pankowski | October 23, 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.

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How to Run Payroll in QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | October 23, 2023

This easy, step-by-step guide will show you how to run payroll in QuickBooks, featuring in-depth instructions and images.

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A Guide to Bonus Depreciation
By Jamie Johnson | October 23, 2023

Not sure what bonus depreciation is or how to track it? Learn how to claim bonus depreciation for your business assets in this detailed guide.

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Which Payroll Forms Do Employers Need?
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

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

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How to Create a Biweekly Pay Schedule
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

A biweekly pay schedule is the most common pay frequency. Here's how your small business can implement it.

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How to Accept Recurring Payments
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

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 Set Up QuickBooks Payroll Direct Deposit
By Trish Petak | October 23, 2023

Learn how to set up direct deposit in QuickBooks Payroll.

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How to Create QuickBooks Payroll Reports
By Trish Petak | October 23, 2023

This guide explains how to create QuickBooks payroll reports and how these payroll reports can help your business.

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How to Handle Merchant Fees With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | October 23, 2023

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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How to Track Billable Hours With QuickBooks
By Vishal Sanjay | October 23, 2023

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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Balance Sheet vs. Income Statement: What’s the Difference?
By Vishal Sanjay | October 23, 2023

Balance sheets and income statements are related but not the same. Learning the difference and when to use each can aid your business’s financial health.

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What Is the Accounting Cycle?
By Vishal Sanjay | October 23, 2023

Learn the accounting cycle, an eight-step process for recording and analyzing your company's financial activities to ensure accurate bookkeeping.

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Exporting Invoices From QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | October 23, 2023

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

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What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 2023

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

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Entering Bills Into QuickBooks: A Complete Guide
By Vishal Sanjay | October 23, 2023

QuickBooks can help businesses with accurate financial reporting and decision-making. Learn how to enter bills into QuickBooks.

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What’s the Difference Between Cash Basis and Accrual Basis?
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 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.