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The Sole Proprietorship Tax Guide
By Andrew Martins | June 30, 2020

The deadline for filing business taxes is quickly approaching. If you have a sole proprietorship, keep these tax tips in mind.

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

As a small business owner, cash flow is important. Nonpaying customers interrupt cash flow and harm your business's financial well-being.

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

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

What Happens If You Can’t Make Payroll?
By Adam Uzialko | February 25, 2020

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

What Is a REIT?
By Adam Uzialko | February 03, 2020

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

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How It’s Affecting Tax Season for SMBs
By Skye Schooley | December 19, 2019

The Trump Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has benefited most small businesses, but some saw negative changes or none at all. Learn how it will impact you.

A Recession Is Coming, but Many SMBs Aren’t Taking Precautions
By Andrew Martins | August 27, 2019

A poll of U.S. SMB owners by BlueVine found that 44% aren't ready for the next recession and 36% aren't planning to be ready in the next two years.

The Best Employee Retirement Plans
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2019

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

How Stagnant Real Wages Could Eventually Hurt Small Businesses
By Adam Uzialko | February 12, 2019

Real wages have remained stagnant over time, and even as hourly wages increase, so, too, does the cost of living. The impact this trend has on consumer spending could be problematic for many small...

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 shutdown.

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

More than two years into President Donald J. Trump's presidency, GOP lawmakers have touted a strong and growing American economy, despite clarion calls fro

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

You receive notice that one of your employees is having their wages garnished. What do you do? Learn more about the laws surrounding wage garnishments and your obligations as an employer.

5 Tax Deductions You May Have Overlooked
By Matt D’Angelo | March 23, 2018

To help make sure they aren't missing anything, the Tax Defense Network highlights several credits and deductions that many small businesses overlook when filing their tax returns.

Affiliate Links: What Small Businesses Should Know
By Jennifer Post | March 20, 2018

When readers click on your affiliate links to products for sale, you and the seller both make money.

Small Business Loan vs. Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?
By Mark Henricks | March 01, 2018

Loans and cash advances will both get your business the money it needs, but it's important to understand the differences before choosing one.

Accelerator Programs 101: How to Apply and What to Expect
By Nicole Fallon | June 06, 2015

Thinking about applying to an accelerator program to jump-start your business growth? Here's what you need to know.