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What Is a Merchant Account, and Do You Really Need One?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 15, 2021

Most customers expect you to accept debit and credit card payments. To do so, you need a merchant account. Here's what to expect when opening a merchant account for your business.

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How Does Payroll Work?
By Sean Peek | October 15, 2021

If your business has several employees, you need a payroll system to correctly compensate them for their work. Here's how to process payroll as a small business owner.

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How to Create and Edit the Windows 10 Registry File
By Adam Bertram | October 15, 2021

The Windows 10 Registry file contains critical information related to how the operating system functions. Here's how you can create and edit the Windows 10 Registry file.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Lori Fairbanks | October 15, 2021

As consumers switch to credit cards over cash, your business must be able to conduct transactions for both debit and credit cards.

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What Is a Per Diem?
By Nicole Fallon | October 15, 2021

In the workplace, "per diem" usually means a daily allowance or stipend given to employees to cover lodging, meals and incidental expenses during business travel. Here's what employers need to know.

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What Is a Merit Pay Increase?
By Nicole Fallon | October 15, 2021

Merit pay is a raise awarded to incentivize employee productivity. Learn the best way to implement a clear and consistent merit pay policy.

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What Are Medical Claims?
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2021

Medical claims are documents that your practice must submit to payers for reimbursement. Here, you'll learn how to create them.

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How to Pay Yourself With an Owner's Draw
By Julie Thompson | October 14, 2021

This guide explains how business owners can pay themselves with a payroll tactic known as an "owner's draw."

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How to Offer Payroll Advances
By Julie Thompson | October 14, 2021

It may benefit employees if you can offer them a payroll advance in times of financial emergencies. Here's how to offer an advance to your employees.

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How Do Acquisition Loans Work?
By Dock David Treece | October 14, 2021

Acquisition loans are specifically used to acquire another business or its assets. Here's how acquisition loans work.

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Gross vs. Net Revenue
By Dock David Treece | October 14, 2021

Gross revenue and net revenue are distinct from each other, but both are important for small businesses to track.

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Management Accounting
By Dock David Treece | October 14, 2021

Management accounting is specific to strategic decision-making based on company finances. Here's how to use it for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of a Term Loan
By Jamie Johnson | October 14, 2021

Terms loans can be a great option for financing growth initiatives for your business.

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How Can a Line of Credit Help Your Business?
By Jamie Johnson | October 14, 2021

A business line of credit can serve as a safety net for businesses when unexpected expenses arise.

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Accion
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 14, 2021

Accion is a small business microloan lender. The company provides two types of loans: one for established businesses and one for startups. Loan types, amounts and requirements vary by state. Each...

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How to Develop a Credit Policy
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2021

A credit policy can help protect you against clients who don't pay what they owe and boost your cash flow.

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How You Know When It's Time to Hire
By Business News Daily Editor | October 14, 2021

 

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | October 14, 2021

Before you sign a loan document, make sure you understand the terms.

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Why SBA Loans Differ From Conventional Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 14, 2021

Small businesses that may not qualify for a standard loan from a bank or alternative lender may want to look to the Small Business Administration for help.

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The Best Medical Software of 2021
By Max Freedman | October 14, 2021

Find the right medical software for your practice based on reporting, customizability, ease of use and other key needs.

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9 Cool 3D Printing Jobs
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | October 14, 2021

Knowing your way around a 3D printer will help you find a job in these industries.

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Gusto vs. QuickBooks: Which Software Is the Best Option for Your Business?
By Dachondra Cason | October 14, 2021

Trying to choose between the Gusto and QuickBooks payroll solutions? This comparison guide can help you make the best choice for your small business's payroll needs.

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Insperity PEO Services
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

We recommend Insperity as the best PEO for small businesses. Its flexible service options and robust training resources set it apart from its competitors.

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The Best Business Phone Systems of 2021
By Chad Brooks | October 13, 2021

Here are the best business phone systems and services for small businesses in 2021, including solutions for remote employees and microbusinesses.

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Oasis
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

Oasis Advantage, our choice as the best PEO for startups, offers a flexible plan that allows startups to mix and match services to get exactly what they need.

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Paychex PEO Service
By Matt D'Angelo | October 13, 2021

Paychex offers personalized PEO coverage that can scale with your business. This, along with its pricing model, makes it the best PEO for midsize businesses.

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ADP TotalSource
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

ADP TotalSource is our top PEO recommendation for customer service because of its comprehensive features, tailored solutions and excellent support.

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TriNet PEO
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

TriNet has no minimum employee requirement to use its PEO services. Its flexible service structure and contract setup make it our pick for the best PEO for tailored industries.

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Rippling PEO
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

Rippling provides small businesses with unique features like remote laptop management and local tax registration, making it our best pick for a scalable PEO.

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Justworks
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

Justworks is a platform that automates payroll, benefits and compliance services in an all-in-one PEO solution. Since it groups its clients under the Justworks umbrella, businesses have access to...