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Finances

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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Mastercard's Start Path Predicts SMBs Will Be Fintech Battleground in 2019
By Matt D'Angelo | February 05, 2019

Mastercard's startup program Start Path partnered with CB Insights and found that small business will be a major target for the Fintech space in 2019.

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Awesome Resources for Furloughed Workers
By Anna Attkisson | February 05, 2019

Companies from AT&T to Wells Fargo, and even Rosetta Stone are offering special deals and assistance to government employees affected by the government shutdown. You just need to know where to look.

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How to Get an SBA Loan for Your Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | February 05, 2019

You can visit your local bank, head to a small business development center or fill out your business's information on Lender Match.

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Study: Missing One Shift Spells Financial Problems for Hourly Employees
By Andrew Martins | February 04, 2019

Nearly 80 percent of the American workforce lives paycheck to paycheck. A recent study by digital workplace platform WorkJam suggests that, for the country's hourly workforce, missing a single shift...

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6 Credit Card Processing Tools You Should be Using
By Business News Daily Editor | January 29, 2019

These tools will help you accept credit cards, online or in person, without the headaches.

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10 Mobile Credit Card Processing Myths Busted
By Business News Daily Editor | January 26, 2019

Not everything you hear about mobile credit card processing is true.

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How to Make an Invoice
By Business News Daily Editor | January 25, 2019

A professional invoice acts as a form of business transparency and instills a sense of confidence in the buyer.

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What Is Predatory Lending?
By Chad Brooks | January 25, 2019

Unscrupulous lenders use deceptive practices to lock borrowers into unfavorable terms.

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What Is a Recession?
By Andrew Martins | January 25, 2019

GOP lawmakers have touted a strong American economy, despite clarion calls from economists that a recession could be around the corner.

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5 Common Money Mistakes Small Businesses Make
By Nicole Fallon | January 18, 2019

Many new entrepreneurs make critical finance management mistakes, some of which could end up costing them their business. Here are five common financial pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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12 Tax Solutions for Small Businesses
By Business News Daily Editor | January 16, 2019

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

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5 Ways Venture Capitalists Get Their Money
By John Brandon | January 11, 2019

Venture capital firms can acquire funding from high-net-worth individuals or manage investments for large accounts, like a university's endowment.

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6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | December 14, 2018

Credit card processing rates and service contracts don't have to leave your head spinning.

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5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
By Nicole Fallon | December 04, 2018

Businesses will need to start preparing for tax season in just a few short months. Here are the major issues every small business owner should be watching.

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How to Choose the Best Pay Schedule for Your Business
By Matt D'Angelo | November 14, 2018

Finding the right pay schedule involves analyzing your company, considering regulations and taxes, and assessing overall cost.

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Credit Card Processing Companies: A List of 60+ Processors
By Julianna Lopez | November 11, 2018

There are dozens of credit card processing solutions for small businesses. Here is an unranked list of credit card processing companies.

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When Community Banks Die: How Small Businesses Are Affected
By Matt D'Angelo | October 28, 2018

Regulation and an uneven playing field has put pressure on traditional community banks.

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SBA Loan Deferments: What They Are and How to Qualify
By Matt D'Angelo | October 24, 2018

If your business has recently suffered financial difficulties due to special circumstances, such as a natural disaster or prolonged street construction, you may qualify for a loan deferment.

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9 Accounting Tasks You Should Do Every Day
By Lori Fairbanks | October 04, 2018

Don't let your basic accounting tasks pile up and overwhelm you. These daily responsibilities can help you keep up with your bookkeeping, giving you accurate insights into the financial health of...

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Business Credit Score vs. Personal Credit Score: What's the Difference?
By Derek Walter | September 30, 2018

The scores provided by credit monitoring agencies determine how creditworthy your business is and may impact the financing you get for future projects.

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Before You Sign: 3 Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | September 05, 2018

Taking out a loan involves more than just making your payments each month.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Matt D'Angelo | August 23, 2018

The SBA provides loans to small businesses that may not qualify for a standard loan through a bank or alternative lender.

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Revenue Cycle Management: What It Is, and Why It's Important for Healthcare Providers
By Adam Uzialko | July 26, 2018

An efficient and effective revenue cycle management (RCM) should be at the core financial process for any healthcare organizations.

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Opening a Business Bank Account
By Sammi Caramela | June 06, 2018

Opening a business bank account? Avoid these common mistakes.

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Should Your Business Accept Digital Payments?
By Adam Uzialko | June 05, 2018

Today's customers and clients often expect to be able to pay digitally, and if you are unable to offer that, you falling behind.

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Wage Garnishment: What Employers Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | May 22, 2018

As an employer, you are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who is subject to wage garnishments for one debt, and you must comply.

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Opening a Business Bank Account: Things to Remember and Mistakes to Avoid
By Sammi Caramela | May 21, 2018

Opening a business bank account? Avoid these common mistakes.

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7 Smart Budgeting Tips for Small Business Owners
By Sammi Caramela | April 27, 2018

Trying to figure out your small business budget? Here's some expert advice on managing your finances.

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How the New Tax Law Impacts Small Business
By Matt D'Angelo | April 25, 2018

The Republican tax plan has officially made it through Congress. Here's what it means for your business.

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How Small Businesses Can Prepare for Impending Inflation
By Adam Uzialko | April 15, 2018

Anticipating the impact of inflation on your small business is key to crafting a comprehensive strategy to retain your customers despite rising prices.