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How Are Bonuses Taxed?
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

Giving your employees bonuses? Learn how to calculate the proper tax withholdings.

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1099-MISC vs. 1099-NEC: Which One Do You Need?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

1099-MISC and 1099-NEC are IRS forms used to report your taxable payments to non-employees. Learn when each is used and how.

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What Are Payroll Deductions?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

Learn exactly how to calculate net pay and payroll withholdings for your small business.

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What Is Imputed Income?
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2023

Learn what imputed income is, see examples and find out how to calculate the taxes you must pay on it to stay compliant.

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How to Create a Payroll Budget
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

Creating a payroll budget requires adding the total cost of each employee on your payroll. Learn to conduct this essential aspect of running your business.

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How to Make a Pay Stub
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

Pay stubs are an important part of payroll accounting. Learn how to make pay stubs so your employees can track their wages, taxes and deductions.

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The Best Receipt-Tracking Apps for Professionals
By Andrew Martins | October 20, 2023

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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Should You Consider Asset-Based Lending?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

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.

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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Sally Herigstad | October 20, 2023

The simplest small business legal structure is sole proprietorship. Learn about your recordkeeping and tax obligations as a sole proprietor.

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What Is Monetary Policy?
By Sean Peek | October 20, 2023

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

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A Recession Is Coming – Are You Prepared?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

Find out how small businesses are – and aren't – getting ready for the next economic recession.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2023

Cash flow is critically important to a small business’s survival and success. These cash flow strategies can help you ensure your business has the cash on hand it needs to grow and succeed.

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Apple’s Credit Card: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Stella Morrison | October 20, 2023

Though Apple Card is for consumers, small business owners can take advantage of some of its perks. See its benefits and uses.

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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Small Businesses
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2023

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a federal tax code signed into law in 2017. Learn how these changes to the tax code affect small business tax liabilities.

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Should You Hire a Collection Agency?
By Dawn Kuczwara | October 20, 2023

Hiring a collection agency is a big decision, but sometimes it’s a necessary step to be paid what you’re owed. This guide explains what to expect.

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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | October 20, 2023

When is the right time for your business to hire a CPA to take care of your tax needs? This guide explains how to know when to hire an accountant.

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What Happens If You Can’t Make Payroll?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

A company should never miss payroll because the consequences can be disastrous. Here is what you can do to prevent your business from defaulting.

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When Community Banks Die: How Small Businesses Are Affected
By Matt D’Angelo | October 20, 2023

Community banking can be a great funding resource if national options don't fit your needs. So what does its decline mean for small businesses?

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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2023

Learn why profit margins are important to your business and how to maximize them.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2023

Before putting your signature on a loan document, make sure you review and understand the most important loan contract terms.

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Wage Garnishment: What Employers Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

Wage garnishment notices must be handled with care. Learn how to process and track garnishment, and discover resources for handling wage garnishment issues.

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What SMBs Need to Know
By Katharine Paljug | October 20, 2023

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.

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Affiliate Links: What Small Businesses Should Know
By Jennifer Post | October 20, 2023

Learn how this cost-effective technique can help your small business tap into the followers of influencers and others.

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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | October 20, 2023

This guide includes billing tips for small B2B companies looking to maintain a healthy cash flow.

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The Return of CDOs: Is Another Economic Crisis on the Horizon?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

CDOs caused the 2008 financial crisis, and similar asset categories are on the rise. Could they really cause another recession? Here's what to consider.

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How to Expand Your Business to Another State
By Isaiah Atkins | October 20, 2023

If your business is growing quickly, you may want to take your operations beyond your state's borders. Learn how to expand successfully.

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Ready for Real Estate? Now Could Be the Time for Your Biz to Buy
By Shayna Waltower | October 19, 2023

It's a good time for small businesses to buy property. Here's what you need to know to start acquiring commercial real estate.

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Cash vs. Accrual Accounting Methods
By Vishal Sanjay | October 19, 2023

Learn how cash and accrual accounting compare to one another, and how to determine which is best for your business.

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What Is Cost Accounting?
By David Gargaro | July 31, 2023

Cost accounting scrutinizes your business's expenses. Companies, such as manufacturers, use cost accounting. Learn more about this type of accounting.

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What Is a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust)?
By Adam Uzialko | May 03, 2023

A REIT is a mutual fund for real estate properties. Learn how REITs were developed, how they work, and what investors need to know about making money.