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Learn the ins and outs of what you need to have ready to secure funding for your business. We've covered the basics.

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What to Do When Customers Won't Pay Their Bill
By Sammi Caramela | June 23, 2020

Are your customers refusing to pay their outstanding balance? Here's what you can do when a customer won't pay their bill.

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How to File for Unemployment: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Simone Johnson | June 12, 2020

Learn how to file a claim for unemployment benefits.

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Direct Costs vs. Indirect Costs: What Are They, and How Are They Different?
By Ethan Spielman | June 12, 2020

Understanding direct costs and indirect costs is important for properly tracking business expenses.

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OnDeck
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

OnDeck is the best alternative lender for bad-credit loans because of its low credit score minimum, long loan terms and scheduled repayments.

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Kabbage
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

Kabbage is the best non-bank provider of credit lines because it offers an automatic online approval process and great customer service.

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How a Government Shutdown Hurts Small Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | May 29, 2020

From not having access to loans to not getting paid for government contracts, the impact of government shutdown on small businesses could be significant.

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Section 179 Deduction: Rules and Limits
By Business News Daily Editor | May 27, 2020

Section 179 allows businesses to get the entire depreciation deduction in a single year.

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Accounts Payable and Your Business: What You Need to Know
By Business News Daily Editor | May 25, 2020

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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Bull Market: When Stocks Are Rising
By Business News Daily Editor | May 24, 2020

A bull market is a period of optimism and investor confidence.

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What's a Balance Sheet, and Why Do I Need One?
By Business News Daily Editor | May 18, 2020

It's a tool for looking inside your business to outline what it's really worth.

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3 Private Funding Sources for Small Businesses
By Siri Hedreen | April 30, 2020

These private funding sources can offer much-needed investment capital to any small business's balance sheet. Here's what they are and how to secure funding.

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Paycards vs. Direct Deposit: Which Is Right for Your Business?
By Business News Daily | April 27, 2020

Is a paycard or direct deposit a better payment method for your employees? This guide will introduce you to paycards, direct deposit and how each works.

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iPhone Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Sean Riley | April 20, 2020

Need credit card processing support? Here's how to use your iPhone as a credit card processor.

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What Is a Pay Card?
By Sammi Caramela | April 17, 2020

Is a pay card a good way to pay your employees? Here's everything you need to know about pay cards.

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Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D'Angelo | April 16, 2020

These off-the-wall tax deductions are legal, believe it or not. Do you qualify for any?

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What Is Dividend Investing?
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 06, 2020

Dividend investing can be a great way for small business owners to stabilize their investment portfolios and receive passive income.

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Should You Get an Unsecured Business Loan for Your Small Business?
By Andrew Martins | April 03, 2020

Getting funding for your small business without collateral can be challenging unless you seek an unsecured business loan, but are the interest rates and risks worth it?

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Deal Reached on $2T Coronavirus Stimulus: What It Includes for SMBs
By Adam Uzialko | March 26, 2020

A stimulus plan is in the works to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn how it will help small businesses plan for long-term recovery.

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What Is Depreciation in Business?
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 25, 2020

If you have expensive assets, depreciation is a key accounting and tax calculation.

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What Is Deflation?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 16, 2020

Deflation is when prices fall. It is the opposite of inflation.

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U.S. Businesses Get Access to Low-Interest SBA Loans to Weather Coronavirus Impact
By Andrew Martins | March 12, 2020

President Donald Trump announced last night that the Small Business Administration will provide low-interest loans to SMBs affected by COVID-19.

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Should You Audit Your Bookkeeper?
By Business News Daily Editor | March 05, 2020

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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What Happens If You Can't Make Payroll?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 25, 2020

You should avoid missing payroll at all costs. If you can't make it, here's what happens.

Review
Wise Business Plans
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

Wise Business Plans is a business plan writing service. The company provides custom business plans to entrepreneurs and businesses. Business plans are custom written by accomplished MBA writers,...

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LivePlan
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

LivePlan gets high marks for its extensive business plan software features. Learn more about this company's resources, including market analysis, in our review.

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GoSmallBiz
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

GoSmallBiz is ideal business plan software for startups. The software has all of the tools that new entrepreneurs need to create a business plan that will guide them toward success.

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Enloop
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

Enloop is a free, online business plan software application that gives you access to business and market analysis databases. Read more about it in our review.

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BizPlan
By Chad Brooks | February 19, 2020

BizPlan.com offers a contemporary online interface that is simple to use while also providing enough flexibility for the advanced user. The software allows other collaborators to access, edit and...

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What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Adam Uzialko | February 10, 2020

Most customers expect you to accept debit and credit card payments, and to do so you need a merchant account. Here's what to expect when opening a merchant account for your business.

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What Is a REIT?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 03, 2020

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is essentially a mutual fund that invests in real estate.