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What Is a Profit and Loss Statement?
By John Brandon | October 20, 2021

Find out what a P&L says about your company.

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Top 5 Best QuickBooks Alternatives: A Complete Guide
By Business News Daily | October 20, 2021

These five accounting software solutions are strong alternatives to QuickBooks.

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How to Send PayPal Invoices
By Business.com Contributor | October 20, 2021

Sending PayPal with invoices is an easy way for businesses and freelancers to get paid.

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Accounts Payable vs. Accounts Receivable
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

Accounts payable and receivable track when you get paid and what you owe. Both are vital to effective cash flow management.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Aging Report?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

If you want to get a complete picture of your cash flow, use the often-overlooked accounts payable aging report.

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Management Accounting
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 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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Gross vs. Net Revenue
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

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

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How to Prepare an Income Statement
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

An income statement can help you better understand the overall financial health of your business. Here's how to prepare an income statement.

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Best Credit Card Processing Companies of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

We've researched and compared the 10 best credit card processing companies available for small businesses. Find a partner to help grow your business.

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What Is an Expense Report?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

Expense reports play a critical role in helping you understand your business's financial status.

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The 8 Types of Accounting
By Cynthia Uzialko | October 20, 2021

There a number of accounting methods – eight, to be precise – you can use to track your business's finances.

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What Is Cost Accounting?
By David Gargaro | October 20, 2021

Cost accounting helps zero in on your expenses and how they apply to each aspect of your business.

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What Are Accounting Reports?
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

Accounting reports provide insight into your business's financial well-being. There are some reports you need to pay particularly close attention to.

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Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2021

If your business is struggling for cash flow, read the 8 tips experts recommend for survival.

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Should You Audit Your Bookkeeper?
By Business News Daily Editor | October 20, 2021

It's always a good idea to conduct random audits to ensure all your books are balanced and nothing is fishy.

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What Should Your Profit Margins Be?
By Business News Daily Editor | October 20, 2021

As a business owner, it's important to know what your profit margins are and track them at all times.

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What Is Bookkeeping?
By Cynthia Uzialko | October 20, 2021

To understand the financial health of your business, you need to have precise bookkeeping.

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The Best Receipt-Tracking Tools for Professionals
By Andrew Martins | October 20, 2021

Every small business needs a way to track their expenses. Find out which receipt-tracking software entrepreneurs prefer.

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Business Liabilities Every Owner Should Know
By Jamie Johnson | October 20, 2021

All businesses have liabilities. Find out what liabilities are and how to manage them.

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Financial Management for Startups
By Rebecka Green | October 20, 2021

You can't neglect your startup's financial health in the crucial early stages.

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QuickBooks' Next-Day Payment Can Help SMB Cash Flow
By Matt D'Angelo | October 20, 2021

QuickBooks' new tool can help small businesses better manage cash flow.

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Accountant vs. Bookkeeper: What Do They Do for a Business?
By Lori Fairbanks | October 20, 2021

A DIY approach to your small business's finances might not cut it. Consider hiring a bookkeeper or an accountant to keep track of data.

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When Should You Hire a CPA?
By Jamie Johnson | October 20, 2021

From choosing a business structure that helps you save the most money on taxes to providing advice on a major business move, there are key times when your small business needs a CPA.

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9 Accounting Tasks You Should Do Every Day
By Lori Fairbanks | October 20, 2021

Don't let your basic accounting tasks pile up and overwhelm you. These daily responsibilities can help you keep up with your bookkeeping, giving you accurate insights into the financial health of...

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Best Billing Practices for Small B2B Companies
By Jennifer Post | October 20, 2021

These billing practices can help support cash flow for small B2B companies.

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Cash vs. Accrual Accounting Methods
By Simone R. Johnson | October 20, 2021

Learn about the differences between cash and accrual accounting before you decide which method to use for your small business.

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How to Calculate Cost of Goods Sold
By Dock David Treece | October 20, 2021

Cost of goods sold (COGS) is an important part of accounting that applies directly to tax deductions for your business.

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6 Gusto Payroll Alternatives
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Gusto's combined payroll and HR services are widely praised, but they're not right for every small business. One of these six Gusto payroll alternatives may better suit your needs.

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What Is Retro Pay?
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Retro pay is the difference between what you paid employees last pay period and what you actually owed. Here's how to issue retro pay and, next time, avoid it.

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How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | October 19, 2021

Learn how to set up direct deposit for employees so your wage payments are faster, easier, secure and more eco-friendly.