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Clover vs. Toast Comparison
By Shayna Waltower | September 06, 2023

Clover and Toast are versatile POS systems for retailers and restaurants. Learn how their features, pricing, integrations and customer service compare.

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QuickBooks vs. FreshBooks: Comparing Two of Our Top Accounting Software Picks
By Max Freedman | September 06, 2023

QuickBooks and FreshBooks are both known as top-notch accounting software platforms, especially for invoicing features. How else do they compare?

What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | September 06, 2023

A business consultant can help you streamline processes and boost profits. Learn what consultants do and how to choose the right one.

What Is an Independent Contractor?
By Patrick Proctor | September 06, 2023

Independent contractors differ from full- and part-time employees in important ways. Learn how to determine whether to hire an independent contractor.

Credit Card Processing Fees Explained
By Julie Thompson | September 06, 2023

Learn which fees come with accepting credit cards as a form of payment, as well as how your business can reduce those processing costs.

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How to Accept Credit Cards
By Adam Uzialko | September 06, 2023

It's critical for your small business to add credit card functionality to your payment operations. Learn how to begin accepting credit and debit cards.

5 Tricks to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Julianna Lopez | September 06, 2023

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.

6 Confusing Things About Accepting Credit Cards
By Marci Martin | September 06, 2023

Remove the confusion around accepting credit cards at your small business and learn what to look out for in a credit card processing company.

Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | September 06, 2023

Accountants can help small business owners set financial goals and manage finances accurately. Learn how to select an accountant for your small business.

What’s the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 06, 2023

Accountants and bookkeepers are both financial professionals but perform different tasks. This article explains the differences and when to hire each one.

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Best HR Software for 2023
By Kaylyn McKenna | September 06, 2023

Explore the top HR software options and learn how to choose the right one for your business.

What Is Corporate Social Responsibility?
By Nadia Reckmann | September 05, 2023

Corporate social responsibility is imperative for businesses that want to appeal to modern consumers. Learn what it is and how to maintain it.

20 Employee Engagement Ideas That Work
By Kiely Kuligowski | September 05, 2023

If you want your employees to be more engaged at work, these ideas can help you motivate your team.

How to Create a Successful Internship Program
By Matt D’Angelo | September 01, 2023

If you want to create a great internship program to help recruit young professionals for your business, this guide offers the tips you’ll need to get started.

What Is Greenwashing?
By Carlyann Edwards | September 01, 2023

Greenwashing might sound clean, but it's a dirty business practice. Here's everything you need to know about greenwashing.

What Is B2B, and How Does It Differ From B2C and DTC?
By Mark Fairlie | September 01, 2023

B2B companies offer products and services for other businesses and organizations. Learn how B2B works, and how it differs from B2C and DTC models.

By Simone Johnson | September 01, 2023

EBITDA is a way to measure your company's financial health. Learn how to use this analysis tool.

What is a SWOT Analysis? (And When To Use It)
By Skye Schooley | September 01, 2023

Learn how to use a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis to make smarter business decisions.

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The Best Business Accounting Software Services of 2023
By Max Freedman | September 01, 2023

We’ve reviewed dozens of accounting software platforms so you don’t have to — and detailed our top 11 picks in this guide.

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The Best PEO Service Providers of 2023
By Kaylyn McKenna | September 01, 2023

Here are the best professional employer organizations (PEOs), which allow small businesses to lease employees and outsource administrative jobs.

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Best CRM Software of 2023
By Jeff Hale | September 01, 2023

We've examined the best customer relationship management services for small businesses. Check out our reviews to find the right program for you.

How to Conduct a Market Analysis for Your Business
By Max Freedman | August 31, 2023

A market analysis can take time and effort, but it's easy to do on your own in just seven steps.

How to Do a Competitive Analysis
By Mark Fairlie | August 31, 2023

Learn how to perform a competitive analysis to see where your business is performing well, where it can improve and how to capture a bigger market share.

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Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): How to Get One
By Sean Peek | August 31, 2023

Most businesses with employees need a federal employer identification number. Here are the different ways you can apply for a FEIN.

What Is Retro Pay?
By Max Freedman | August 31, 2023

Retro pay is extra wages added to employee paychecks when a prior check was less than it should have been. Learn how to calculate and avoid retro pay.

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QuickBooks vs. Xero: Comparing Top Accounting Software Platforms
By Max Freedman | August 31, 2023

QuickBooks and Xero are two of the best accounting software platforms around. We compared them to help you decide which software is best for your business.

The 25 Most Important Features to Look for in a CRM Solution
By Tom Anziano | August 31, 2023

These 25 crucial CRM software features will help you operate your business more efficiently. Learn about choosing the right CRM solution for your needs.

Tips on Choosing the Right Location for Your Business
By Sammi Caramela | August 30, 2023

Your business location is a critical startup decision. Learn the factors that go into choosing the right location and why business location is so crucial.

What Is a Compressed Work Schedule and Should You Offer It?
By Stella Morrison | August 30, 2023

A compressed work schedule lets employees work a 40-hour week in fewer days than the usual five, possibly increasing productivity. Learn how it works.

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Are AI Regulations on the Way? (And What Will They Look Like?)
By Natalie Hamingson | August 30, 2023

AI technology is advancing quickly. As more businesses begin to use it, legislators are still questioning how to regulate this ever-changing field.