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The Best Business Accounting Software Services of 2023
By Erica Sandberg | March 30, 2023

To help you choose the right business accounting software services for your company, we have identified the best in each class.

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The 12 Best POS Systems for Small Businesses: Our Top Picks for 2023
By Jamie Johnson | March 27, 2023

A POS system allows you to accept customer payments, track your sales, and manage your small business. See our picks for the best POS systems in 2023.

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Xero Review
By Erica Sandberg | March 23, 2023

As your business grows, it's important to have accounting software that supports and adapts to those changes. Xero's prices and plans accommodate a company's progression, which is important for small...

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Best Payroll Services for 2023
By Jamie Johnson | March 20, 2023

We've conducted extensive research to find the best payroll service providers for small businesses in 2023, including solutions for sole proprietors and household employers.

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Best Business Loans for 2023
By Max Freedman | March 13, 2023

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 Collection Agency Services of 2023
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 06, 2023

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.

Net vs. Gross Income
By Dock David Treece | March 01, 2023

This guide explains the difference between net income and gross income, and which is useful when in your business accounting.

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The Best Employee Retirement Plans for Small Businesses 2023
By Max Freedman | February 28, 2023

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.

Stripe vs. PayPal
By Dock David Treece | February 28, 2023

Stripe and PayPal are two online financial resources that can help your business complete financial services. See which one is right for you.

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Best Credit Card Processing Companies of 2023
By Mike Berner | February 24, 2023

This list of 12 best credit card processors and buyer's guide will help you choose the right credit card processor for your small business.

PayPal’s Mobile Credit Card Reader: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

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.

10 Mobile Credit Card Processing Myths Busted
By Max Freedman | February 21, 2023

Mobile credit card processing doesn't deserve the negative rap it sometimes gets. See common mobile credit card processing myths get debunked.

Credit Card Machines: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
By Jennifer Dublino | February 21, 2023

These credit card machine questions are common head-scratchers for business owners. Here's everything you need to know about credit card machines.

7 Websites for Comparing Small Business Insurance Quotes
By Marci Martin | February 21, 2023

Finding the proper insurance coverage at a reasonable rate for your small business can be a challenge. Use these websites as online quote-comparison tools.

Infographic: 25 Accounting Terms You Need to Know
By Sara Angeles | February 21, 2023

Here are some accounting terms small business owners need to know.

Which Version of QuickBooks Should You Use?
By Vishal Sanjay | February 21, 2023

Wondering which version of QuickBooks is the best accounting software for your business? Here's what you need to know.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Small Business Loan
By Matt D’Angelo | February 21, 2023

Small business loans are a way to close cash flow gaps, pay for pricey equipment and grow the business. Here’s what to look for in one.

When Should Freelancers Use a Collection Agency?
By Ross Mudrick | February 21, 2023

As a freelancer, nothing is more frustrating than unpaid invoices stacking up. Knowing how to work with a collection agency can solve this problem.

What Is Reputation Insurance?
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

Reputation insurance can cover the costs of crisis management when your brand is tarnished. Learn how it can protect your business. 

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Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

To find the best accounting software for your small business, consider compliance, cost, reporting, tracking, and other accounting software features.

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SurePayroll Review
By Chad Brooks | February 21, 2023

SurePayroll provides great payroll features for individuals with a full-time nanny, caregiver, housekeeper or other home service provider, making it our best payroll pick for household employers.

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OnPay Payroll Software Review
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

We recommend OnPay as the best payroll service for very small businesses. The service handles all payroll tax responsibilities, plus it offers employers unlimited pay runs and multiple ways to pay...

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Gusto Payroll Software Review
By Jamie Johnson | February 21, 2023

Gusto's month-to-month pricing plans and comprehensive features earn it our best pick for sole proprietors and S-corps that use contractors or freelancers.

PayPal Alternatives for Accepting Online Payments
By Bennett Conlin | February 21, 2023

If your business wants to use something other than PayPal to accept payments, consider these options.

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Crest Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

Crest Capital has a simple application process, fast approvals, a variety of equipment financing terms and excellent customer service.

How to Accept Credit Cards
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

It's critical for your small business to add credit card functionality to your payment operations. Learn how to begin accepting credit and debit cards.

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ShareBuilder 401k Review
By Max Freedman | February 21, 2023

ShareBuilder 401k is a retirement account provider that helps business owners keep the total cost of investment fees for their 401(k) under 1%. See whether ShareBuilder is right for you.

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Helcim Review
By Business News Daily Editor | February 21, 2023

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Square Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 21, 2023

Square is the best credit card processor for small businesses because it is easy to use, packed with features, and usable as an iPad or Android POS system.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software Review
By Erica Sandberg | February 21, 2023

FreshBooks is our pick for the best small business invoicing software application for its ease of use, advanced features and competitive pricing.