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U.S. Businesses Get Access to Low-Interest SBA Loans to Weather Coronavirus Impact
By Andrew Martins | June 29, 2022

Addressing his administration's response to the coronavirus, President Trump called on Congress to increase the SBA lending program by $50 billion.

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Ready for Real Estate? Now Could Be the Time for Your Biz to Buy
By Shayna Waltower | June 29, 2022

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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Filing for Bankruptcy: Information, Benefits and Disadvantages
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Bankruptcy helps people and businesses get a fresh start financially. Learn what filing for bankruptcy entails, as well as its benefits and disadvantages.

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Cashless Society Pros and Cons: Are Digital Payments Really Killing Cash?
By Mona Bushnell | June 29, 2022

Some companies have made the decision to go cashless. Is this the beginning of a cashless society, or will the dollar always be the staple it is today?

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What Is the Expense Recognition Principle?
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

The expense recognition principle is a concept in accounting outlining when a business should recognize its expenses. Learn how it works.

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What to Look for in Your Credit Card Processing Service Agreement
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

Before you sign a contract with a credit card processor, you need to know what fees and terms you're agreeing to. Here's what you need to watch out for.

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Top 5 Best QuickBooks Alternatives: A Complete Guide
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

This guide examines five alternatives to QuickBooks accounting software.

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What Are Accounting Reports?
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

Accounting reports show how your business is performing financially. Here are the reports that matter most.

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What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Business owners may consider hiring an accountant or bookkeeper. Learn the difference and how to choose the right financial help for your company.

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What Are Withholding Allowances?
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Withholding allowances are exemptions from income tax. Learn how they work and how to calculate your employees' withholding allowances.

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What Happens If You Can’t Make Payroll?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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How to Write a Debt Collection Letter
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Learn how to properly draft a debt collection letter and pursue debts from nonpaying customers.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | June 29, 2022

Here are five things you can do to get lower credit card processing fees.

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Entering Bills Into QuickBooks: A Complete Guide
By Vishal Sanjay | June 29, 2022

QuickBooks can help businesses with accurate financial reporting and decision-making. Learn how to enter bills into QuickBooks.

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

Facebook Pay makes payments easy for businesses and customers who use the platform. Here's how to integrate this free tool into your business.

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What’s a Balance Sheet, and Why Do I Need One?
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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

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How to Calculate and Pay State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

Employers are required to pay state unemployment insurance taxes. Here's how to calculate and pay unemployment tax in your state.

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Baby Boomers Worried They Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

As the baby boomer population nears retirement, a study shows that 45% aren't prepared.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans
By Chad Brooks | June 29, 2022

retirement, retirement plans, employee retirement plans, 401(k), iras, tax advantages,

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What Is a Pay Card?
By Sammi Caramela | June 29, 2022

If you're considering offering pay cards as an option for your workers, you'll want to do your research.

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Why Small Business Can’t Ignore Forecasting
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Here's why and how your small business should engage in financial forecasting.

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Fuel Costs
By David Gargaro | June 29, 2022

Businesses that operate a fleet of vehicles know how much money they are spending on fuel each month. Here are several ways to cut down on those expenses.

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15 Accounting Payment Terms and How to Work With Them
By Jamie Johnson | June 29, 2022

Get your customers to pay their bills quickly with these accounting payment terms and strategies.

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8 Tax Season Preparation Steps
By Derek Walter | June 29, 2022

April 15 is approaching quickly, and many day-to-day decisions significantly impact your tax obligation. Follow these eight steps to stay on top of taxes.

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11 Credit and Debt Collection Strategies to Implement
By Max Freedman | June 29, 2022

Don't let unpaid invoices ruin your profitability. These strategies can improve your business's debt collection endeavors.

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What Is the Cost Principle?
By Dock David Treece | June 29, 2022

Cost accounting makes it easy to track the value of large assets on your books. Learn when to use it for your small business.

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How to Run Payroll for a Nonprofit Organization
By Hannah Tayson | June 29, 2022

There are unique payroll challenges for a not-for-profit organization, such as a 501(c)(3). Here are some tips on running payroll for a nonprofit.

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How the New Tax Law Impacts Small Business
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

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

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How to Define Accounting for Businesses
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Learn the basic concepts of accounting so you can manage your company's financials.

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How a Government Shutdown Hurts Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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