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Fiserv
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Fiserv, formerly known as First Data, provides merchant services and Clover equipment to businesses of all types and sizes, including banks and independent sales organizations that resell them to...

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Stripe
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Stripe is the best online credit card processor because it's easy to use and has transparent pricing, extra features, and custom options.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

PayPal is our pick as the best credit card processor for freelancers and solopreneurs because of its budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go terms no matter how you accept payments: in person, online or over...

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Helcim
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Merchant One
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

Merchant One offers processing solutions for small businesses that accept card payments in-store, online, on the go, or by mail and phone order. It approves a high percentage of applicants, can set...

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ProMerchant
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

ProMerchant is a credit card processor that offers transparent interchange-plus rates and multiple pricing plans. If your business is considered "high risk," such as a check-cashing service,...

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Clover Credit Card Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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National Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

National Processing is the best credit card processor for low transaction rates because of its low interchange-plus rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Payment Depot
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Like other top processing companies, Payment Depot uses interchange-plus pricing, but it's membership-based, so there's no percentage markup, just a per-transaction fee and a monthly membership fee....

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Flagship Merchant Services
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Flagship Merchant Services is our pick for the credit card processor with the best flexible terms, because it offers customers month-to-month service with no early termination fee.

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Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Dock David Treece | September 16, 2021

Negotiating your first lease for office or retail space can be intimidating for new business owners. Here's how to make the process go smoothly.

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How to Fill Out and File an HCFA Form
By Max Freedman | September 13, 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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What Are Claim Scrubbers?
By Max Freedman | September 13, 2021

Claim scrubbers lead to more revenue more quickly while freeing your front-office staff's time and improving payer-patient relationships.

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Mental Health Billing vs. Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | September 13, 2021

Mental health billing differs from medical billing primarily due to variables in mental healthcare not present in primary or specialty care. Here's how to handle it.

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The Benefits of EFT and ERA in Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | September 13, 2021

EFT and ERA in medical billing have numerous advantages, mostly related to your cash flow, time and medical record accuracy.

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What Is Value-Based Healthcare?
By Max Freedman | September 13, 2021

Value-based healthcare makes for healthier patients, happier practitioners and less spending throughout the medical industry.

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What Is Invoice Factoring?
By Dock David Treece | August 31, 2021

Invoice factoring offers businesses a way to turn their accounts receivable into fast cash – for a price.

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What Is a Revolving Line of Credit?
By Dock David Treece | August 31, 2021

A revolving line of credit can help businesses borrow money when they need it, paying interest on the balance.

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What Is Business Collateral?
By Dock David Treece | August 31, 2021

Business collateral is an asset that serves to secure a loan when businesses need capital. Here's everything you need to know about collateral.

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What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | August 30, 2021

Hiring a consultant can help businesses improve performance and make necessary changes to achieve success.

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What Is Payroll Accounting?
By Dock David Treece | August 06, 2021

Payroll accounting helps employers stay on top of what they owe employees and how it will impact cash flow.

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What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | July 23, 2021

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

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13 Secrets for Growing Your Business Quickly
By Sean Peek | July 20, 2021

There's no surefire formula for instant success, but you can boost your business's growth with these tips from startup founders.

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About FICA Tax
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 01, 2021

Taxes are part of running a business. FICA is a mandatory one that small business owners need to know about.

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Rapid Finance
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Rapid Finance is the best non-bank lender for merchant cash advances because it offers quick funding and approvals, plus great customer service.

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SBG Funding
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

SBG Funding is the best alternative lender for startup loans because loan requirements align with what new businesses can qualify for.

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Truist Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Truist is our best pick for SBA loans because it has years of experience extending SBA loans to small businesses. It is an SBA Preferred Lender and knows the ins and outs of applying and getting...

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Balboa Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Balboa Capital is an alternative lender that provides loans for small and midsize businesses. Small business owners can choose from several different types of loans, including standard small business...

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Noble Funding
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Noble Funding caters to small businesses through invoice factoring and A/R credit lines and works to improve companies' cash flow by providing advances specifically for small businesses with large...

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Fundbox
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 28, 2021

Fundbox offers business owners a way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. There are no approval processes, forms to fill out, phone calls to make or...