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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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Trump Considering Payroll Tax Cuts
By Andrew Martins | August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump said yesterday that payroll tax cuts could help boost the economy.

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Fiserv
By Lori Fairbanks | August 08, 2019

Fiserv, formerly known as First Data, provides merchant services and Clover equipment to businesses of all types and sizes, including banks and independent sales organizations that resell them to...

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The 411 on the EEO-1 Pay Data
By Tami Kamin Meyer | August 01, 2019

You must fill out this form before September 30, 2019.

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DrChrono
By Adam Uzialko | July 25, 2019

We chose DrChrono as the best medical billing service for small practices because you get its whole suite for a budget-friendly price.

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Cryptocurrency and the Law: What Small Businesses Should Know
By Adam Uzialko | June 27, 2019

What are the legal implications of accepting crypto payments for your small business?

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Small Business Owners Feel Ready for Next Recession
By Andrew Martins | June 27, 2019

A survey shows SMBs have increased revenue and cut costs to prepare for economic downturn.

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Despite Increased Revenue, SMB Hiring Has Slowed
By Andrew Martins | June 20, 2019

Revenue is up, the economy is stable, but a new survey says SMBs are wary of hiring.

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Is Factoring a Funding Option for Your Small Business?
By Rebecka Green | June 18, 2019

Factoring can help cash flow by selling your accounts receivables to a third party.

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What Is Tax Freedom Day?
By Bennett Conlin | May 31, 2019

Discover what Tax Freedom Day can tell you about your business's finances.

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QuickBooks' Next-Day Payment Can Help SMB Cash Flow
By Matt D'Angelo | May 29, 2019

QuickBooks' new tool can help small businesses better manage cash flow.

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Survey Finds Most Consumers Were Uninformed About 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
By Andrew Martins | April 16, 2019

A new study reveals consumers' surprise at the effect of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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House Passes Bill to Bar IRS From Making an In-House Tax Filing Method
By Andrew Martins | April 10, 2019

Tax software companies will get a big boon if the Taxpayer First Act passes.

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Baby Boomers Worried They Haven't Saved Enough for Retirement
By Andrew Martins | April 09, 2019

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

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Government Should 'Recalibrate' Financial Regulations
By Andrew Martins | April 02, 2019

A decade after the financial crisis of 2008 and the banking regulations that followed, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its third study of how legislation like Dodd-Frank impacted small, midsize...

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Business Owners' Optimism Waning Since October 2018
By Andrew Martins | March 16, 2019

Despite remaining optimistic overall about the U.S. economy, a recent survey conducted by Paychex revealed some of the biggest cracks in business owners' confidence since 2018.

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Employer Obligations Under Social Security (and Upcoming Changes)
By Adam Uzialko | March 05, 2019

Employers have a set of Social Security obligations, such as contributing a payroll tax to help fund the program. Find out what these requirements include and how they might be changing.

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Retirement Plan Providers for Business: What You Need to Know
By Chad Brooks | March 05, 2019

Check out this list of 20 different employee retirement plan providers that could be options for your business.

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Start Preparing for Retirement
By Katharine Paljug | March 01, 2019

As a small business owner, you're responsible for your own retirement nest egg. There are a few steps you can take to set yourself up for retirement.

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Majority of Small Business Owners Don't Pay Themselves for Business's Sake
By Andrew Martins | February 28, 2019

Becoming an entrepreneur comes with its own set of pitfalls and worries. According to the newly released findings of a Kabbage survey, more than half of polled entrepreneurs denied themselves pay to...

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Mind Your Business: Why Accounting is Sexy
By Jeanette Mulvey | February 28, 2019

Knowing thy enemy is as important as knowing thy customer

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How to Decide if You Need Help on Your Taxes
By Matt D'Angelo | February 27, 2019

If you've never done taxes for your small business before, you need to hire someone.

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The Best Online Stock Trading Services
By Business News Daily Editor | February 23, 2019

Considering buying and selling stocks online? Here are the best online stock trading services.

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Top Companies Embracing Clean Energy in 2019
By Andrew Martins | February 21, 2019

Q1 Carbon Clean List considered social and ecological action, in addition to clean energy when ranking the world's top companies.

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

A quick summary of Business.com's best employee retirement plan providers.

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Healthcare Costs, Financial Independence Chief Among Retirement Concerns
By Andrew Martins | February 16, 2019

As you get closer to retirement, what concerns do you have? A recent study by the American Institute of CPAs outlines what worried Americans about retirement in 2018.

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Should Your Small Business Hire a Collection Agency?
By Dawn Kuczwara | February 13, 2019

If you're a small or medium business, you likely don't have the staff to dedicate to chasing overdue invoices.

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National Taxpayer Advocate Outlines Recent Shutdown's Impact on IRS
By Andrew Martins | February 13, 2019

Weeks after the government reopened its doors following a 35-day shutdown, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her 2018 Annual Report, outlining what the shutdown did to the IRS and...

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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 does the cost of living. The impact this trend has on consumer spending could be problematic for many small...

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Workers' Compensation: What SMBs Need to Know
By Katharine Paljug | February 07, 2019

Many small and midsize businesses don't realize that they are legally required to have workers' comp coverage for employees.

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Still Not Accepting EMV Chip Cards? Why You Need to Switch
By Paula Fernandes | February 05, 2019

If your small business hasn't upgraded its technology to accept EMV chip cards, now's the time to do it. Here's why.