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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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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.

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9 Best Tax Assistance Apps for Businesses
By Marisa Sanfilippo | February 12, 2018

With your smartphone or tablet, and the right apps, you can be well on your way to a stress-free tax day.

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What is a Good Credit Score?
By Business News Daily Editor | February 06, 2018

The higher your score, the more lenders will trust you to pay them back.

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How Payday Apps Can Help Small Businesses
By Jackie Dove | January 26, 2018

These smartphone apps can help paycheck-to-paycheck employees avoid high-interest payday lenders or overdrafts.

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E-Commerce Fraud: What Your SMB Needs to Know
By Matt D'Angelo | January 23, 2018

Online shopping fraud is on the rise. You can protect your business with these simple steps.

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Venmo for Business? SMB Owners Sound Off
By Matt D'Angelo | December 04, 2017

The peer-to-peer service has a business version, and it could open a new payment avenue for your business.

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The Return of CDOs: Is Another Economic Crisis on the Horizon?
By Adam Uzialko | November 13, 2017

Collateralized debt obligations – the financial tool responsible for the 2008 recession – have returned to the market. Here's what CDOs mean for the economy.

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U.S. SEC Expands the "IPO On-Ramp" Provision of the JOBS Act
By Adam Uzialko | July 12, 2017

In an expansion of the JOBS act, the SEC is now permitting all companies to submit nonpublic draft registration statements relating to IPOs. Read more here.

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Hanging It Up? Most Small Business Owners Not Interested in Retiring
By Chad Brooks | March 22, 2017

Small business owners have a more optimistic view of retirement than most professionals. Most said they would prefer not to retire and want to keep running their businesses as long as they're able.

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How Long Could Your Business Survive on Cash Reserves?
By Chad Brooks | September 27, 2016

The median small business can survive only 27 days without cash inflows to their business.

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Factoring: What It Is and How to Choose a Service
By Shannon Gausepohl | July 27, 2016

Factoring can be a smart business financing decision if you need fast cash. Here's what you need to know about using a factor.

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Choosing a Factoring Service for Your Business
By Business News Daily Editor | April 13, 2016

Here is a guide to choosing the right factoring service for your business needs. We explain factoring fees, contracts and what to look for.

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Accounts Receivable: What Small Businesses Need to Know
By Marci Martin | April 01, 2016

Accounts receivable refers to all the money a business should receive from its customers. Here's how to keep your invoices and income stream organized.

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A Guide to Direct Public Offerings: Crowdfunding Without Title III
By Adam Uzialko | November 02, 2015

Direct public offerings are federal securities exemptions that allow startups and small businesses to raise capital from the crowd directly.

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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.

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7 Mobile Credit Card Readers for Businesses
By Brett Nuckles | May 01, 2015

If your small business doesn’t accept credit cards, you are almost guaranteed to miss out on sales.

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Small Business Accounting Software: How to Pick the Right Program
By Business News Daily Editor | October 27, 2014

Small Business Accounting Software Program Vary

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Outsourcing Payroll: 11 Payroll Services Companies to Consider
By Brittney Morgan | August 27, 2014

If processing payroll is becoming a hassle for your small business, it may be time to think about outsourcing the job to a payroll service.

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Need an Alternative Lender? 3 Things to Consider
By Nicole Fallon | July 22, 2014

Alternative lenders are becoming a popular financing choice for aspiring small business owners. Here's what you need to know about choosing a lender that's right for you.

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Managing Cash Flow: 4 Tips for Small Businesses
By Brittney Morgan | July 17, 2014

These four tips will help making managing your business's cash flow much easier.

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How to Choose a Mobile Credit Card Processor
By Sara Angeles | July 03, 2014

Choosing a mobile credit card processor is all about asking the right questions.

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7 Tips for Choosing a Payroll Service
By Brittney Morgan | June 24, 2014

Considering outsourcing your business' payroll? Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Outsourcing Your Payroll? Avoid These Risks
By Brittney Morgan | June 23, 2014

Outsourcing payroll can help you run your business more efficiently, but small business owners should be aware of the risks that come with it.

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Online Payroll Systems Save Time, Money, Fines
By Brittney Morgan | June 17, 2014

For employers who want to avoid issues, implementing an online payroll system seems to be the solution.

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5 Reasons to Consider an Online Payroll Service
By Brittney Morgan | June 16, 2014

Many online payroll services can do much more than just churn out your employees' paychecks. Here are five other helpful tasks you can complete with online payroll services.

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QuickBooks Online Redesign: 4 Lessons for Business Owners
By Sara Angeles | June 06, 2014

It's not just consumers who have plenty to learn from the new QuickBooks Online upgrade and redesign.

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10 Things People Hate About the New QuickBooks Online (And How to Fix Them)
By Sara Angeles | June 05, 2014

The latest QuickBooks Online upgrade and redesign is going to take some getting used to.

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Mobile Credit Card Processing: Fees and Pricing Explained
By Elizabeth Peterson | May 07, 2014

Mobile payment processing can be complex. Here's a simple guide for understanding the costs associated with mobile credit card processing.

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The Best Accounting Software
By Sara Angeles | April 08, 2014

Before you start running a business, you'll need an accounting software to keep track of your nickels and dimes.

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8 Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll
By Chad Brooks | March 27, 2014

Entrepreneurs tell us why they outsource their payroll.