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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 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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5 Free Quote Templates and Software
By Nicole Fallon | May 03, 2021

Quote templates and software can make it easier for your business to create and send proposals to clients.

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11 Credit and Debt Collection Strategies to Implement
By Max Freedman | April 05, 2021

Debt collection is sometimes necessary for businesses to collect the money they are owed. These tips can improve debt collection for small businesses.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Sending Someone to Collections
By Max Freedman | March 31, 2021

Sending a late account to collections is a big decision. Should you refer a client to collections, or should you handle it yourself?

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How to Calculate a Sales Percentage
By Max Freedman | March 25, 2021

The are several different sales percentages your business may need to calculate. Knowing the formula for those equations is key.

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How to Collect on a Judgment
By Max Freedman | March 24, 2021

When suing a debtor, having a judgment in your favor is only part of the battle. There are several steps you may have to take to recoup what you are owed.

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What Is Skip Tracing in Debt Collection?
By Max Freedman | March 24, 2021

Skip tracing is a critical step when trying to collect debt from someone who is difficult to find.

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Debt Collection Laws and How They Apply to Businesses That Owe Money
By Max Freedman | March 23, 2021

There are laws and ethical guidelines creditors must follow when trying to collect an unpaid debt from businesses. Learn how to respond to a commercial collections agency.

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Should You Hire a Debt Collection Attorney for Your Business?
By Max Freedman | March 22, 2021

Depending on your needs, you may be best served by hiring a debt collection attorney to recover outstanding debts.

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How to Write a Debt Collection Letter
By Max Freedman | March 18, 2021

This guide includes information about how to write a debt collection letter and pursue outstanding invoices from nonpaying clients.

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How to Manage International Collections
By Max Freedman | March 17, 2021

Collecting debts from domestic clients is hard enough, but the process becomes even more difficult when trying to collect a debt from an international customer.

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How to Calculate Annual Revenue
By Max Freedman | March 17, 2021

Knowing your annual revenue will help you determine if your company is profitable.

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Small Business Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Julianna Lopez | March 15, 2021

Regardless of what type of business you operate, you should understand how credit card processing for your small business works. Learn here.