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Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | January 30, 2024

Freelancers are responsible for figuring out their own tax obligations and when to pay. Learn how to pay taxes as a freelancer.

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How to Create a Content Calendar
By Yara Simón | January 29, 2024

A content calendar can help you streamline content across all channels. Learn how to create an effective content calendar to stay organized and consistent.

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How to Set up a Conference Call on an iPhone
By Jennifer Dublino | January 29, 2024

You can include up to five people in iPhone conference calls. To conference with more people and for special features, look into business phone systems.

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The Benefits of Medical Speech-to-Text
By Max Freedman | January 26, 2024

Medical speech-to-text allows you to dictate your medical notes instead of typing them.

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5 Reasons You Need a Mobile POS System for Your Restaurant
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 26, 2024

Mobile POS systems can improve restaurant payments, turning devices into mobile registers. They can also generate reports and help with inventory management.

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Making the Most of Yelp: A Small Business Guide
By Mark Fairlie | January 26, 2024

In this guide learn what Yelp is, how to make the most out of business listings and how best to handle bad customer reviews.

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Medical Records Retention and HIPAA
By Max Freedman | January 26, 2024

Specific rules and laws govern the storage and maintenance of medical records. Learn best practices for HIPAA compliance when dealing with medical records.

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Mental Health Billing vs. Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | January 25, 2024

Mental health billing differs from medical billing due to variables in mental healthcare not present in primary or specialty care. Learn what's involved.

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What is a Tax Audit? What Do You Do If You Get Audited?
By Simone Johnson | January 24, 2024

A tax audit is a review of your reported data to ensure it is correct. Here is how a small business can avoid one and how to handle it when the IRS calls.

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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: What Is the Difference?
By Skye Schooley | January 24, 2024

Employers must designate employees as exempt or nonexempt. Learn the differences between exempt and nonexempt workers and how to classify them correctly.

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Overtime Pay and What It Means for Your Workers
By Andrew Martins | January 24, 2024

If your employees are regularly working past their 40 hours a week, you are liable to pay them overtime. Find out what that means for your business.

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Gross Pay vs. Net Pay
By Julie Thompson | January 24, 2024

Gross pay is what employees earn before taxes, benefits and payroll deductions are withheld. The remaining amount is net pay. Learn how to calculate each.

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How to Calculate Gross Wages
By Sally Herigstad | January 24, 2024

Calculating gross wages is the first step to compensating employees properly and keeping accurate payroll records. Learn about the process with this guide.

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Salary vs. Hourly: What’s Better for Your Business?
By Ada Rannels | January 24, 2024

Learn the differences between hourly and salaried employees – and how to determine which compensation model is right for your business.

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The Smells That Make Shoppers Spend More
By Marisa Sanfilippo | January 24, 2024

Simple scents work best at getting customers to buy. Here’s how smells can make people want to spend money.

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How Do PEO and Payroll Services Differ?
By Max Freedman | January 23, 2024

Choosing which service is right for your business depends on several factors, including the size of your company. See our guide.

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Choosing the Right EMR System: A Buyer’s Guide
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2024

Deciding what EHR system is best for your healthcare organization isn’t easy, but there are ways to reduce the choices until you find the right fit.

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How to Calculate and Pay the SUTA Tax
By Adam Uzialko | January 23, 2024

The State Unemployment Tax Act is a tax that states use to fund unemployment benefits. Determine your SUTA rate and employer obligations for paying SUTA.

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How to Set Up Direct Deposit
By Max Freedman | January 22, 2024

Direct deposit paychecks are so common that employees often expect them. Here’s how to set up direct deposit for your business.

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Should You Borrow From Your 401(k)?
By Joyce Walsack | January 22, 2024

This guide explains how to borrow from your 401(k) and the key things to consider when doing so.

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5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | January 19, 2024

Credit card processing fees are necessary when your business accepts credit and debit cards. Learn about these costs and 5 ways to reduce processing fees.

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iPhone Credit Card Processing: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | January 19, 2024

Small businesses often use iPhones for credit card processing. Learn how to use your iPhone as a POS device and the best credit card processors for iPhone.

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Hiring? Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes
By Sammi Caramela | January 19, 2024

Hiring new talent is complex and involves various factors. Avoid these common mistakes that can cost you time and money.

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Which Should You Hire For?
By Patrick Proctor | January 19, 2024

Hard skills and soft skills are both important to an employee’s success with a company, so it’s important to evaluate a job candidate on both.

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10 Ways to Attract and Retain the Best Employees
By Skye Schooley | January 19, 2024

Companies will go to great lengths to attract highly skilled workers, research has found. Use these 10 strategies to attract and retain skilled workers.

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How to Send PayPal Invoices
By Adam Uzialko | January 18, 2024

See our step-by-step guide for using PayPal to bill customers, and find out the cost for invoicing through the payment platform.

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SBA Loan Deferments: What They Are and How to Qualify
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2024

When circumstances entirely out of your control make SBA loan payments difficult, you may qualify for a payment pause known as a deferment.

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How Stagnant Real Wages Hurt Small Businesses
By Casey Conway | January 17, 2024

Find out how wage issues combined with inflation can hurt both existing businesses and would-be entrepreneurs.

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Types of Organizational Structures to Consider for Your Business
By Max Freedman | January 17, 2024

This guide explains the various organizational structures and will help you decide which works best for your business.

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Worried About a Cyberattack? What It Could Cost Your Small Business
By Alex Halperin | January 17, 2024

Small businesses face real dangers if they're a cyberattack target. Learn the financial and reputational repercussions and how to handle a cyberattack.