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What Is a Business Microloan?
By Andrew Martins | October 22, 2021

If your new small business needs a short-term, low-interest infusion of funds, a microloan could be exactly what you're looking for.

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What Is a Revolving Line of Credit?
By Dock David Treece | October 22, 2021

A revolving line of credit can help businesses borrow money when they need it, paying interest on the balance.

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What Is Business Collateral?
By Dock David Treece | October 22, 2021

Business collateral is an asset that serves to secure a loan when businesses need capital. Here's everything you need to know about collateral.

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How to Use Angel Investor Funding for Your Business
By Rebecca Renner | October 22, 2021

Angel investors can provide businesses with much-needed growth capital. Here's how to find and secure funding from an angel.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | October 22, 2021

You don't have to put your business ownership dreams on hold if you carry personal debt – but you need to take a strategic approach to bankroll your venture.

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How to Secure a Business Grant
By Skye Schooley | October 22, 2021

In order to obtain a business grant, you need to be meticulous when providing the information that the gran provider asks for.

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The Small Business Financing Trends of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

There are reasons to hope for a prosperous 2021. Find out why small business owners and lenders are optimistic about business financing.

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Can't Get a Small Business Loan? Here Are Your Alternatives
By Max Freedman | October 22, 2021

If the bank turned you down for a small business loan, here are some alternative financing options to consider.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | October 22, 2021

Need funds for your business? Here's what you should know about crowdfunding.

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Before You Sign: Important Loan Contract Terms to Review
By Matt D'Angelo | October 22, 2021

Before you sign a loan document, make sure you understand the terms.

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What Are the Downsides to Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 22, 2021

International funding can be a great option for many businesses, but there are pitfalls to be aware of, including idea theft.

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The Difference Between Debt and Equity Financing
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 22, 2021

Here's how to determine if you should accept debt or share ownership of your business.

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Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | October 22, 2021

When starting a business, you must answer an important question: How much money do you need? Here's what you need to know about funding your startup.

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The Best Medical Billing Services of 2021
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

Find the right medical billing services for your practice based on practice size, claim volume, flexibility and other needs.

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Kareo Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

Kareo's unparalleled user-friendliness, high first-pass claims acceptance rate, electronic medical records and practice management software inclusion, flexible services, and competitive rates make it...

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DrChrono Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

DrChrono is our top choice for medical billing services for new practices. Its cost-effective revenue cycle management service also offers user-friendly medical software.

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AdvancedMD Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

AdvancedMD's medical billing services are comprehensive and competitively priced. The company's 98.4% first-pass claim acceptance rate and advanced medical software make it our best pick for large...

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athenahealth Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

Athenahealth is a top-notch outsourced medical billing provider for practices that want data-driven reports and benchmarks. The company also offers consultative support to improve practices' overall...

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RxNT Medical Billing
By Max Freedman | October 20, 2021

RXNT is our best pick for medical billing software for medical billers. Tools include claim creation and submission, rules-based scrubbing, an integrated clearinghouse, and a denial-management...

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Best POS Systems for 2021
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2021

Here are the best POS systems for small businesses in 2021, including point-of-sale solutions for retail stores, restaurants and mobile businesses.

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Best Accounting Software for Small Business in 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

We researched dozens of accounting software applications and recommend these vendors as the best accounting software and invoice generators of 2021.

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Xero
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

As your business grows, it's important to have accounting software that supports and adapts to those changes. Xero's prices and plans accommodate a company's progression, which is important for small...

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Oracle NetSuite Accounting Software
By Nicole Fallon | October 20, 2021

Oracle NetSuite is a popular cloud-based ERP that offers a comprehensive suite of integrated business management solutions. Capabilities include accounting, CRM, e-commerce, inventory, payments,...

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Zoho Books Accounting Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

Zoho Books is the best accounting software for freelancers, sole proprietors, consultants, artists and home-businesses.

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Wave Financial
By Simone R. Johnson | October 20, 2021

Wave is free, cloud-based accounting software that is viable for freelancers and businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

Quickbooks Online is our favorite accounting software for small businesses because it can grow with your business.

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Sage
By Sean Peek | October 20, 2021

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is our choice as the best accounting software for freelancers and the self-employed because it is affordable and simple to set up and use.

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FreshBooks Accounting Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 20, 2021

FreshBooks is our pick for the best small business invoicing software application for its ease of use, advanced features and competitive pricing.

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Finding the Right Accountant for Your Small Business
By Simone Johnson | October 20, 2021

Learn how to choose an accountant who has the skills your business needs.

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What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2021

To better manage your cash flow and maximize your tax deductions, it's important to carefully track business expenses. Here are the expenses you need to track.