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Artificial Insurance? How Machine Learning Is Transforming Underwriting
By Adam Uzialko | April 12, 2024

Artificial intelligence is making the insurance industry smarter and faster. Here's how machine learning is changing the underwriting process.

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Accounting Ratios and Formulas: The Basics You Need to Know
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

Accounting ratios and formulas streamline the bookkeeping process and help you evaluate your company's finances. Learn how these ratios and formulas work.

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Balance Sheet vs. Income Statement: What’s the Difference?
By Vishal Sanjay | April 11, 2024

Balance sheets and income statements are related but not the same. Learning the difference and when to use each can aid your business’s financial health.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | April 11, 2024

Cash flow is critically important to a small business’s survival and success. These cash flow strategies can help you ensure your business has the cash on hand it needs to grow and succeed.

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The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | April 11, 2024

This guide describes eight accounting methods small businesses can use to manage their finances.

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Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Bottom Line?
By Mona Bushnell | April 11, 2024

As cash payments decline and contactless payments grow, not accepting credit cards could hurt your business. Learn why your business should accept cards.

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Business Liabilities Every Owner Should Know
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

This guide identifies common business liabilities that every small business owner should keep track of and understand.

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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | April 11, 2024

When is the right time for your business to hire a CPA to take care of your tax needs? This guide explains how to know when to hire an accountant.

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How to Define Accounting for Business
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

Business owners should understand the basics of accounting, including what accountants do. Learn how to improve your fundamental accounting knowledge.

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Homeshoring Brings Call Centers and Customers Closer
By Adam Uzialko | April 11, 2024

Outsourcing cuts costs for a call center, but at the expense of customer satisfaction. Learn how homeshoring brings call center jobs back to the U.S.

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How to Create a Desirable Compensation Plan
By Patrick Proctor | April 11, 2024

A competitive compensation plan provides desirable direct and indirect compensation types. Learn how to develop a fair, competitive compensation plan.

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A Small Business Guide to Computer Encryption
By Andreas Rivera | April 11, 2024

Encryption protects the data on your computer and networks. Here's why it's necessary – and how to easily achieve it.

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Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise: Is Your Business Protected?
By Jeremy Bender | April 11, 2024

Ransomware attacks have become more frequent and costly since 2019. Is your business protected with proper cybersecurity best practices?

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How Businesses Can Defend Against Business Email Compromise Scams
By Jeremy Bender | April 11, 2024

Find out exactly what business email compromise scams are, how to prevent them and what to do if you're targeted.

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5 Best Free Secure Messaging Apps for Business
By Isaiah Atkins | April 11, 2024

These apps are faster than email and more secure than texting.

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What Is a CTO?
By Matt D’Angelo | April 11, 2024

This guide explains what a CTO is and their regular responsibilities in a typical business organization.

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6 Credit Card Processing Scams to Avoid
By Leslie Pankowski | April 11, 2024

Many small businesses fall victim to credit card processing scams. Learn about common credit card processing scams and how to find a credit card processor.

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Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | April 11, 2024

Follow these tips to get a better deal with your credit card processor.

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5 Credit Card Security Risks Small Businesses Need to Know About
By Leslie Pankowski | April 11, 2024

Ignoring credit card security risks leaves businesses vulnerable to stolen data, lost money and fines. Learn to spot and stop credit card security risks.

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Small Business Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Elizabeth Crumbly | April 11, 2024

Learn the basics of credit card processing, including fees, transaction types, and pros and cons.

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How to Prepare an Income Statement
By Max Freedman | April 11, 2024

An income statement can be used for gauging the health of a business and making strategic decisions. This guide explains how to prepare an income statement

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What is E-Prescribing? Why It’s Important for Healthcare Providers
By Carlos Soto | April 11, 2024

Learn what e-prescribing is and how it can help your medical practice.

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How to Verify Patient Healthcare Insurance
By Max Freedman | April 11, 2024

Insurance verification helps you determine before a patient's appointment whether their insurance will cover their visit, saving you time and money.

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What Is an ELD?
By David Gargaro | April 11, 2024

Electronic logging devices are designed to create a safe environment for commercial drivers and others on the road. Learn more about these devices.

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Patient Engagement and How to Improve It
By Carlos Soto | April 08, 2024

Learn about patient engagement for your medical practice and why it is essential to better healthcare outcomes.

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6 Tips for Creating a Great Business Marketing Plan
By Sean Peek | April 08, 2024

These six tips can help you create a small business marketing plan that works to keep your audience engaged.

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What Is BaaS (Backend as a Service)?
By Eduardo Vasconcellos | April 05, 2024

BaaS frees app developers from purchasing onsite servers by putting various back-end services in the cloud.

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TikTok for Business: How You Can Use This Social Network
By Skye Schooley | April 05, 2024

TikTok has taken social media by storm. Learn how to use it for your business.

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Why Your Business Software Is Looking More and More Like Social Media
By Mona Bushnell | April 04, 2024

Have you ever wondered why business software looks and feels a lot like social media? That wasn't always the case.

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Popular Alternatives to Direct Deposit
By Sammi Caramela | April 04, 2024

With the demand for alternatives to direct deposit on the rise, we've outlined popular solutions that are gaining traction.