A government shutdown can have negative impacts on small businesses — such as lost profits or delayed loans. Learn how your company can prepare for one.
What's the better way to pay your employees – a paycard or direct deposit? Read on to find out.
Predatory lending practices include loan flipping, hidden fees and balloon payments. Fortunately, there are laws that protect borrowers.
A recession can harm your business, but you can prepare for it. Here’s how to set yours up to weather this economic storm.
Workers' compensation insurance is a necessity for any business with employees. Learn why you need workers' comp, what it covers, and how to handle claims.
Find out how wage issues combined with inflation can hurt both existing businesses and would-be entrepreneurs.
This guide offers tips to help small business owners plan and save for their retirement.
Sales tax gets complex if you sell to customers in other states. Learn how to manage your e-commerce sales tax obligations and comply with state tax laws.
Check out the answers to these frequently asked questions about self-employed 401(k) plans.
Find out what fiscal policy is and how it affects the economy – and your business – through investment opportunities, tax changes and unemployment rates.
It is especially important that entrepreneurs save for their retirement because there are no company-sponsored 401(k)s to take advantage of.
You can't neglect financial health in the crucial early stages of building a business. Here are seven financial management tips for startups.
Accurately gauging your business's value isn't an exact science. Learn valuation methods, how to calculate your business's value and why it's important.
As cash payments decline and contactless payments grow, not accepting credit cards could hurt your business. Learn why your business should accept cards.
Learn how small businesses can get tax benefits with research and development credits.
Find out how small businesses are – and aren't – getting ready for the next economic recession.
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.
If you're considering offering pay cards as an option for your workers, you'll want to do your research.
Venmo can be a secure way to simplify online transactions for you and your customers. Find out how Venmo works and how to set it up in our guide and FAQs.
This guide introduces the concept of accounting standards and explains why they are important to businesses trying to better manage their finances.
Understanding economic principles helps entrepreneurs see the big picture. Learn about the economic branches and applications, including the stock market.
Microfinancing is the process of giving small loans to business owners without access to traditional financial products. Learn how microfinancing works.
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.
Depreciation can affect the value of your assets and your taxes – often for several years. Learn how depreciation works and how to track it.
An asset-based loan relies on a borrower's collateral. Learn the advantages and risks of asset-based lending to see if it's right for your business.
What's the best receipt app for your business? We reached out to small business owners and other professionals to find out what software they prefer.
Learn how business debt consolidation works and how to choose the best loan for your business.
Withholding allowances are exemptions from income tax. Learn how they work and how to calculate your employees' withholding allowances.
Here's why and how your small business should engage in financial forecasting.
Collecting a debt from international customers can be tricky. Here are four steps you can take to try and collect on money you are owed.