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Epos Now Review and Pricing Plans
By Jamie Johnson | July 12, 2024

Epos Now is an easy-to-use POS system with features for retailers, restaurants and hotels. Learn more about Epos Now's usability, costs and integrations.

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Square POS Review and Pricing
By Jamie Johnson | July 12, 2024

Square is the best POS for small businesses thanks to its affordable hardware and software. Learn more about Square’s features and costs and how it works.

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Toast Review
By Jamie Johnson | July 11, 2024

Toast works equally well for a small restaurant that's just getting started and a large chain looking to service multiple sites. It has also done a great job of pivoting in the midst of the pandemic,...

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Best Payroll Services for 2024
By Jamie Johnson | July 11, 2024

We've conducted extensive research to find the best payroll service providers for small businesses in 2024, including solutions for sole proprietors and household employers.

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Lightspeed Review
By Jamie Johnson | July 10, 2024

Lightspeed's POS system is designed for retail businesses, restaurants and golf courses. Learn whether Lightspeed is the right choice for your business.

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The Best POS Systems of 2024
By Jamie Johnson | July 10, 2024

The right POS system allows businesses to accept payments, manage inventory and improve the guest experience. Here are the best POS systems for 2024.

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Zelle for Business
By Julie Thompson | July 08, 2024

Zelle allows instant digital payments. Learn about Zelle’s fees, its pros and cons, how to get started, and how it compares to other digital payment methods.

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High-Risk Credit Card Processing and Merchant Accounts
By Julie Thompson | July 01, 2024

Learn all about high-risk credit card processing and merchant accounts, including the pros and cons, and whether your business needs one.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans for Small Businesses 2024
By Max Freedman | June 28, 2024

An employee retirement plan is an employer-sponsored benefit that helps workers save and invest a portion of their salaries, allowing the money to grow until they retire.

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Best Business Loans for 2024
By Mike Berner | June 28, 2024

Here are the best business loans and financing options available to small businesses. We highlight the best lenders for SBA loans, conventional loans, as well as the best alternative lenders.

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The Best Business Accounting Software Services of 2024
By Max Freedman | June 28, 2024

We’ve reviewed dozens of accounting software platforms so you don’t have to — and detailed our top 11 picks in this guide.

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Best Credit Card Processing Companies of 2024
By Elsier Otachi | June 28, 2024

This page includes the best credit card processors of 2024 and a buyer’s guide that can help you choose the right service for your small business.

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The Best POS Systems for Food Trucks
By Mike Berner | June 27, 2024

The best POS systems for food trucks are affordable and include mobility and menu management features. Find the right POS system for your food truck.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review
By Max Freedman | June 27, 2024

Read our FreshBooks accounting software review to learn why this vendor is our top pick for invoicing.

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Melio Accounting Software
By Max Freedman | June 25, 2024

With options to add bills manually, in bulk or automatically via QuickBooks and Xero integrations, Melio’s free ACH bank payment tools streamline accounts payable management.

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Merchant One vs. Square: Comparing Two of Our Top Credit Card Processors
By Mike Berner | June 20, 2024

What's the difference between Merchant One and Square? Read this comprehensive overview to see how these credit card processors compare and contrast

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FreshBooks vs. Xero: Comparing Top Accounting Software Platforms
By Max Freedman | June 20, 2024

FreshBooks and Xero are top accounting software options. We compared their integrations, pricing, invoicing and more to help you choose between the two.

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Merchant One vs. Clover: Credit Card Processing Comparison
By Businessnewsdaily.com Editorial Staff | June 18, 2024

What's the difference between Merchant One and Clover? Read this comprehensive comparison to see how these credit card processors stack up.

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Clover vs. Square: Comparing Two of Our Top Credit Card Processing Picks
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | June 18, 2024

Clover and Square are top credit card processors with various features that appeal to different businesses. Here's how their services and costs compare.

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How to Enter Credit Card Charges in QuickBooks Online
By Natalie Hamingson | June 17, 2024

If your business needs the most accurate and up-to-date financials, entering credit card transactions manually in QuickBooks Online may be the way to go.

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QuickBooks vs. FreshBooks: Comparing Two of Our Top Accounting Software Picks
By Max Freedman | June 13, 2024

QuickBooks and FreshBooks are both known as top-notch accounting software platforms, especially for invoicing features. How else do they compare?

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Clover vs. Toast Comparison
By Shayna Waltower | June 13, 2024

Clover and Toast are versatile POS systems for retailers and restaurants. Learn how their features, pricing, integrations and customer service compare.

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QuickBooks vs. Xero: Comparing Top Accounting Software Platforms
By Max Freedman | June 11, 2024

QuickBooks and Xero are two of the best accounting software platforms around. We compared them to help you decide which software is best for your business.

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Stax vs. Square: Comparing Top Credit Card Processors
By Max Freedman | June 05, 2024

We compared Stax and Square’s credit card processing services to help you decide which might better serve your business.

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Stripe vs. Authorize.net: Credit Card Processing Comparison
By Jamie Johnson | June 05, 2024

This comparison of Stripe and Authorize.net examines the pros and cons of each, and how they stack up against one another in price and features.

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ShopKeep vs. Square
By Jamie Johnson | June 05, 2024

Trying to choose between the point-of-sale (POS) systems ShopKeep and Square? This comparison will help you understand the pros and cons of each.

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FreshBooks vs. QuickBooks Online
By Tom Anziano | June 05, 2024

FreshBooks and QuickBooks are accounting solutions for small businesses. Compare their features and pricing to see which one is best for you.

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PayPal’s Mobile Credit Card Reader: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | May 20, 2024

This guide introduces PayPal Here and describes how small businesses can use the mobile credit card reader to accept payments from customers on the go.

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The Best Collection Agency Services of 2024
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 17, 2024

Here is our guide to choosing the right debt collection agency for your business needs. We break down our best picks and explain legal considerations, risks, and rewards.

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The Best Payroll Services for One Employee
By Max Freedman | May 17, 2024

We studied dozens of vendors to help you find the best payroll services for one employee based on pricing, employee benefits inclusion and more.