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SBG Funding
By Simone Johnson | June 11, 2020

SBG Funding is the best alternative lender for startup loans because loan requirements align with what new businesses can qualify for.

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TouchBistro
By Lori Fairbanks | April 23, 2020

TouchBistro is the best POS system for the food service industry, with key features for restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs and more.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software
By Simone Johnson | April 17, 2020

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

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Xero
By Simone Johnson | April 17, 2020

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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Wave Financial
By Simone R. Johnson | April 17, 2020

Wave is free, cloud-based accounting software that is viable for freelancers and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Zoho Books
By Simone Johnson | April 17, 2020

Zoho Books is the best accounting software for freelancers, sole proprietors, consultants, artists and home-businesses.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online
By Simone Johnson | April 17, 2020

Quickbooks Online is our favorite accounting software for small businesses because it can grow with your business.

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Which Version of QuickBooks Is Right for Your Business?
By Mona Bushnell | March 19, 2020

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

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Kabbage Payments: What You Need to Know
By Andrew Martins | January 07, 2020

Small businesses can use Kabbage Payments to accept online invoice payments. They can also use it to request payments using a custom pay link.

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Epos Now
By Lori Fairbanks | January 06, 2020

Epos Now is the best all-in-one POS system for small businesses because it is affordable, versatile and adapts to your business.

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Vend
By Lori Fairbanks | January 06, 2020

Vend is our top pick for the best retail POS system. It's affordable, easy to use and packed with features for all types of retail businesses, including fashion boutiques, car washes, computer shops,...

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ONESOURCE
By Andrew Martins | December 30, 2019

ONESOURCE is a complete corporate tax solution for corporations with complex needs. Whether you're an international business or a midsize employer with a complex supply chain, ONESOURCE has you...

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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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Flagship Merchant Services
By Lori Fairbanks | August 08, 2019

Flagship Merchant Services is our pick for the credit card processor with the best flexible terms, because it offers customers month-to-month service with no early termination fee.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Lori Fairbanks | April 24, 2019

Here is a guide to all of the ways that your business can accept credit cards, including POS systems, mobile card readers and merchant accounts.

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PayPal Alternatives for Accepting Online Payments
By Bennett Conlin | April 09, 2019

If you want to use something other than PayPal to accept payments, consider these options.

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Fundbox
By Lori Fairbanks | March 28, 2019

Fundbox offers fast funding, an easy application process, transparent pricing and small-business-friendly repayment terms.

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American Receivable
By Lori Fairbanks | March 28, 2019

American Receivable offers competitive rates, high advance rates and fast, reliable funding.

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BlueVine
By Lori Fairbanks | March 28, 2019

BlueVine offers both invoice financing and a line of credit for B2B businesses. It comes with an easy application process, low minimum requirements and fast funding.

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Best Billing and Invoice Software for Freelancers: Best Picks
By Business News Daily Editor | February 21, 2019

See our top three picks for online billing and invoicing for under $10 per month. These services are ideal for freelancers, contract employees and service businesses.


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When Should Freelancers Use a Collections Agency?
By Sammi Caramela | February 05, 2019

Tired of unpaid invoices? Here's when to hire a collections agency.

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ShopKeep
By Lori Fairbanks | February 05, 2019

We've chosen Vend as the best retail POS system, thanks to its many retail-specific features, competitive pricing, scalability and wide compatibility.

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How the Gig Economy is Changing Retirement
By Sammi Caramela | April 05, 2018

Retirement, as we know it, is changing – and the gig economy is partially to blame. Read about its impacts and ways to prepare for retirement as an independent worker.

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Factoring: What It Is and How to Choose a Service
By Lori Fairbanks | January 02, 2018

Here's a guide to choosing the right factoring service for your business needs. We explain factoring fees, types of factoring and what to look for.

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UltiPro
By Adam Uzialko | September 21, 2017

For midsize and large companies, a versatile human capital management is a must UltiPro's performance management module and associated software deliver effective tools for managing your most valuable...

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REDIRECTED The Best Credit Card Processing Services
By Sara Angeles | July 22, 2017

If you're thinking it's time to start accepting credit cards, here's what you need to know.

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Amazon Register Is Shutting Down — Here Are 4 Alternatives
By Sara Angeles | November 03, 2015

Amazon is shutting down Register. Here are four mobile credit card processing alternatives.

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The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Services
By Chad Brooks | February 25, 2015

Want to be able to accept credit cards on the go? Here's a breakdown of which mobile credit card processing services are best.

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The Best iPad POS Systems
By Sara Angeles | February 25, 2015

iPad POS systems give small businesses the flexibility, efficiency and convenience of an all-in-one mobile POS system.