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QuickBooks vs. FreshBooks: Comparing Two of Our Top Accounting Software Picks
By Max Freedman | January 17, 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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Merchant One vs. Clover: Credit Card Processing Comparison
By Editorial Staff | January 17, 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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Square vs. PayPal
By Jamie Johnson | January 17, 2024

This guide compares Square and PayPal, two top credit card processing services, to help small businesses choose the best payment provider for their needs.

Stripe vs. PayPal
By Dock David Treece | January 17, 2024

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

High-Risk Credit Card Processing and Merchant Accounts
By Julie Thompson | January 16, 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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Clover Credit Card Processing Review
By Elsier Otachi | January 12, 2024

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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SurePayroll Review
By Chad Brooks | January 09, 2024

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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Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Adam Uzialko | January 05, 2024

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

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TriNet Review
By Neil Cumins | January 03, 2024

TriNet is an affordable payroll solution with numerous features. Learn why we chose it as the best payroll service for businesses on a budget.

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National Processing Review
By Elsier Otachi | January 03, 2024
25 Accounting Terms You Need to Know
By Sara Angeles | November 29, 2023

Mastering this accounting jargon is a key step in getting better control over your business’s financial picture. logo
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By Max Freedman | November 20, 2023 helps borrowers compare multiple loans at once. Learn how the lender aids business owners and first-time borrowers in the loan process.

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What Is Medical Billing and Coding?
By Max Freedman | November 08, 2023

Find out what medical billers and coders do, the training involved and the best medical billing software to use.

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When Should Freelancers Use a Collection Agency?
By Ross Mudrick | November 08, 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.

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Stax Review
By Mike Berner | November 01, 2023

Stax is a merchant services company with membership-based wholesale pricing that can help your small business accept credit and debit cards.

Shopify POS Review
By Jamie Johnson | October 27, 2023

Shopify POS has numerous features that are ideal for e-commerce and retail businesses. Learn why Shopify is a great, affordable option for omnichannel businesses.

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ADP Payroll Software Review
By Jamie Johnson | October 26, 2023

ADP offers payroll services for businesses of all sizes. While the size of your business will determine the platform you use, each offers the same core payroll services, including the ability to run...

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How to Choose Online Tax Software for Business: A Buyer’s Guide
By Sally Herigstad | October 24, 2023

Consider these points when shopping for online tax software and view our recommendations for the best programs for completing your taxes.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Small Business Loan
By Matt D’Angelo | October 24, 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.

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10 Mobile Credit Card Processing Myths Busted
By Max Freedman | October 24, 2023

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

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What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 23, 2023

Your business needs a merchant account to accept credit and debit cards in person and online. Learn how merchant accounts work and how to get one.

7 Websites for Comparing Small Business Insurance Quotes
By Marci Martin | October 23, 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.

Zelle for Business
By Julie Thompson | October 23, 2023

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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PayPal and Merchant Account Differences
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 2023

PayPal and merchant accounts have some key differences. While PayPal users get an account similar to a merchant account, they also get a lot more.

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Square POS Review and Pricing
By Jamie Johnson | October 20, 2023

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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PayPal Alternatives for Accepting Online Payments
By Bennett Conlin | October 20, 2023

Learn about Stripe, Square, Venmo, Shopify and more online payment providers.

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ZarMoney Review
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2023

ZarMoney is our top pick for inventory management features within accounting software. Other similarly priced platforms lack such advanced inventory tools.