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Accounts Payable vs. Accounts Receivable
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Want to optimize your cash flow management? Spend more time with your accounts payable and receivable.

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How to File a Tax Extension for Your Small Business
By Derek Walter | June 29, 2022

Filing for a business tax extension can buy you some additional time when you're not yet prepared to file your taxes. Here's how to do it.

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How to Accept Mobile Payments via SMS
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

SMS payments can help you obtain customer payments that might otherwise go missed – and that's not their only benefit.

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10 Simple Ways to Cut Business Expenses
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

If you're looking to cut business expenses quickly, here are some areas that could be a drag on your profit margins and relatively easy to cut out.

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Medical Billing and Collection Tips From the Pros
By Paula Fernandes | June 29, 2022

Medical billing is complicated, but these tips from healthcare pros can help.

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What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | June 29, 2022

Monetary policy determines the amount of money that flows through the economy. Learn how it affects your business.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | June 29, 2022

If your business's cash flow is lagging, learn the nine tips experts recommend for survival.

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What Is Inflation?
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Inflation can impact your business and the wider economy. Here's what it is and why it's important.

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Should You Audit Your Bookkeeper?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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The Best Receipt-Tracking Apps for Professionals
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

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.

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Is On-Demand Payment the New Payroll?
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Instead of making employees wait for their regular payday, some payroll services offer flexibility. Learn about on-demand payroll.

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GDP: The Total Value of Goods and Services of a Nation
By Siri Hedreen | June 29, 2022

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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Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | June 29, 2022

Follow these tips to get a better deal with your credit card processor.

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How to Accept ACH Payments
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

Learn how to accept overnight payments electronically and offer this added benefit to your customers.

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What Is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Worried about having your taxes audited? Find out what a tax audit is, what triggers it and how to handle an audit notice.

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Mental Health Billing vs. Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Mental health billing differs from medical billing primarily due to variables in mental healthcare not present in primary or specialty care.

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The 10 Best (and Worst) States for Small Business Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | June 29, 2022

A major factor in tax season is your state's tax code. Where does your state fall on this list of the best and worst states for small business taxes?

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12 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

A collection of apps and software that take the guess work out of preparing and filing taxes for small businesses.

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How to Offer Payroll Advances
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

It may benefit employees if you can offer them a payroll advance in times of financial emergencies. Here's how to offer an advance to your employees.

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Accounts Payable and Your Business: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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Is Equipment Considered an Asset?
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

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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Apple’s Credit Card: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Stella Morrison | June 29, 2022

The Apple Card isn't a business credit card, but small business owners can use it to take advantage of its features and rewards.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Loan agreements are more than just the interest and terms. The lenders' expectations are laid out in these three contract sections.

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What Is a Recession?
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

More than two years into President Donald J. Trump's presidency, GOP lawmakers have touted a strong and growing American economy, despite clarion calls fro

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Retro pay is extra wages added to employee paychecks when a prior check was less than it should've been. Learn how to calculate and avoid retro pay.

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What Is a Lien?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Do you owe money on a business loan? The lender may be able to put a lien on your property or other assets. Here's what you need to know about liens.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Aging Report?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

The accounts payable aging report can give you a complete view of your cash flow from one month to the next.

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Debt Collection Laws and How They Apply to Businesses That Owe Money
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

There are several laws and guidelines collection agencies must follow when collecting on a debt. Here are the laws that apply to you if you owe creditors.

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Exporting Invoices From QuickBooks
By Trish Petak | June 29, 2022

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

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Using Revenue-Based Financing to Grow Your Business
By Business News Daily | June 29, 2022

Revenue-based financing can help businesses find capital without incurring interest or losing equity. Learn the pros and cons of revenue-based financing.