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W-9 vs. 1099: What’s the Difference?
By Max Freedman | May 26, 2022

What is a W-9 and a 1099? Here's everything you need to know about these tax forms for independent contractors.

What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | May 26, 2022

There are several types of tax ID numbers you might need to run your business. Check out the differences between them.

Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | May 26, 2022

Setting up your business as an LLC may limit your liability, but failing to properly handle your business taxes comes with steep consequences.

How Are Bonuses Taxed?
By Max Freedman | May 26, 2022

Giving your employees bonuses? Learn how to calculate the proper tax withholdings.

Crazy Tax Deductions Allowed by the IRS
By Matt D’Angelo | May 26, 2022

These tax deductions might seem made up, but the IRS allows them. Do you qualify for any of these strange deductions?

Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | May 26, 2022

Freelancers are small business owners who which means they must pay self-employment taxes. Here's what you need to know about paying taxes as a freelancer.

Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | May 26, 2022

Filing your taxes can be tricky when you're self-employed. This handy guide can make things easier.

What Is a Co-Employment Model?
By Kaylyn McKenna | May 24, 2022

Learn how a co-employment model can save time on payroll, HR and administration so you can focus on running your business.

Asset-Tracking Best Practices
By Matt D’Angelo | May 24, 2022

Asset tracking is essential for businesses that must know the physical location of crucial business assets. Learn about asset-tracking solutions.

Gross Pay vs. Net Pay
By Julie Thompson | May 24, 2022

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.

Should You Consider Asset-Based Lending?
By Adam Uzialko | May 24, 2022

An asset-based loan relies on a borrower's collateral. Learn the advantages and risks of asset-based lending to see if it's right for your business.

Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | May 24, 2022

Alternative lending has become a popular small business financing option, but not all nontraditional loans are good. Look for these six warning signs.

The Best Business Card Scanners
By Chad Brooks | May 24, 2022

Keeping stacks of business cards in a wallet or purse is no longer practical. Save contact info faster with one of the best scanners for business cards.

5 Ways CRM-Enabled POS Systems Can Help Your Business
By David Gargaro | May 24, 2022

Learn how your business can use CRM-enabled POS software to find new efficiencies and save money.

Etsy Alternatives for Crafty Entrepreneurs
By Max Freedman | May 20, 2022

If you're an entrepreneur selling creative wares online, Etsy is the obvious choice. But check out these 13 Etsy alternatives that may be right for you.

Making the Most of Yelp: A Small Business Guide
By Mark Fairlie | May 20, 2022

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

6 USPS Promotions to Take Advantage of in 2022
By Isaiah Atkins | May 20, 2022

Small business owners still use direct mail marketing to reach customers. Take advantage of USPS promotions to save money on direct mail.

Does Sex Still Sell? What Marketers Should Know
By Sandra Mardenfeld | May 20, 2022

Magazine ads featuring sex get attention, but the strategy won't work for all brands or industries. Learn why sex is used in sales and when it won't work.

The State of Small Business: Maine
By Adam Uzialko | May 20, 2022

Small businesses in Maine enjoy accessible capital and reasonable regulations. Learn why Maine is the business-friendliest state.

Best InfoSec and Cybersecurity Certifications of 2022
By Ed Tittel | May 20, 2022

Find the best information security and cybersecurity certifications for IT professionals to grow your business or career.

You’re Being Sued: A Guide to Handling a Business Lawsuit
By Jennifer Post | May 19, 2022

What should you do if someone sues your small business? Here's advice from legal experts on how to handle a business lawsuit.

Upserve Review
By Jamie Johnson | May 19, 2022

Upserve is a strong choice for restaurants that want full reports on their data, competitive pricing and excellent customer support.

Clover POS Review
By Jamie Johnson | May 19, 2022

Clover offers a range of hardware options that outshine the competition and give businesses flexibility in customizing a POS system that works for them.

Toast Review
By Jamie Johnson | May 19, 2022

Toast works equally well for a small restaurant that's just getting started and a large chain looking to service multiple sites. It has also done a great job of pivoting in the midst of the pandemic,...

Lightspeed Review
By Jamie Johnson | May 19, 2022

Lightspeed is the best retail POS system because its pricing is competitive, the system is fully mobile, and you have a choice of integrated payment processors.

Epos Now Review
By Jamie Johnson | May 19, 2022

Epos Now is the best POS system for ease of use because it's a versatile option that works well for nearly every type of business. It integrates with more than 100 apps, lets you choose your payment...

TouchBistro Review
By Skye Schooley | May 19, 2022

TouchBistro is the best POS system for the food service industry, with key features for restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs and more.

11 Business Ideas You Can Start Up Quickly
By Adam Uzialko | May 19, 2022

Want to get started on an entrepreneurial venture right away? These easy-to-start businesses are great ways to make some extra money in a pinch.

How to Set Up and Use X11 Forwarding on Linux and Mac
By Adam Uzialko | May 18, 2022

X11 forwarding is useful when you need a GUI for system and configuration tools with no CLI interface. Learn to set up and use it on Linux and Mac.

What Is Workspace Virtualization? And Does Your Business Need It?
By Sara Angeles | May 18, 2022

Learn how workspace virtualization can provide greater flexibility and efficiency for your employees while staying within a limited budget.