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8x8
By Chad Brooks | September 21, 2021

8x8 is our favorite phone system for small businesses because of its features, reliability and customer service.

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Fiserv
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Fiserv, formerly known as First Data, provides merchant services and Clover equipment to businesses of all types and sizes, including banks and independent sales organizations that resell them to...

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Stripe
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Stripe is the best online credit card processor because it's easy to use and has transparent pricing, extra features, and custom options.

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PayPal Credit Card Processing
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

PayPal is our pick as the best credit card processor for freelancers and solopreneurs because of its budget-friendly, pay-as-you-go terms no matter how you accept payments: in person, online or over...

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Helcim
By Lori Fairbanks | September 21, 2021

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Merchant One
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

Merchant One offers processing solutions for small businesses that accept card payments in-store, online, on the go, or by mail and phone order. It approves a high percentage of applicants, can set...

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ProMerchant
By Jamie Johnson | September 21, 2021

ProMerchant is a credit card processor that offers transparent interchange-plus rates and multiple pricing plans. If your business is considered "high risk," such as a check-cashing service,...

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Clover Credit Card Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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National Processing
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

National Processing is the best credit card processor for low transaction rates because of its low interchange-plus rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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Payment Depot
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Like other top processing companies, Payment Depot uses interchange-plus pricing, but it's membership-based, so there's no percentage markup, just a per-transaction fee and a monthly membership fee....

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Flagship Merchant Services
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 21, 2021

Flagship Merchant Services is our pick for the credit card processor with the best flexible terms, because it offers customers month-to-month service with no early termination fee.

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Your First Commercial Lease: How to Prepare and What to Expect
By Dock David Treece | September 16, 2021

Negotiating your first lease for office or retail space can be intimidating for new business owners. Here's how to make the process go smoothly.

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The Best Remote PC Access Software of 2021
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

We reviewed the top remote access software providers to help you decide between RemotePC, Splashtop, ConnectWise, Zoho, GoToAssist, and more.

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ConnectWise Control
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

ConnectWise Control's easy-to-use remote PC access software works for personal users, telecommuters and IT technicians. It is compatible across all mobile and desktop devices.

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GoToAssist
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

GoToAssist is a powerful solution for unattended computer access with unlimited live end-user support through one powerful platform.

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RemotePC
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

RemotePC by IDrive is the easiest remote PC access software to implement for your business. Setup involves a few quick and easy steps, the interface is clear and straightforward, and RemotePC offers...

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Splashtop
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

Splashtop provides remote PC support solutions with fast connections and multiple levels of security.

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Zoho Assist
By Jeff Hale | September 08, 2021

Zoho Assist is great remote PC access software for companies that offer their customers hands-on technical support for their products. It's also optimal for small and midsize businesses that need to...

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How to Start a Craft Brewery
By Stella Morrison | September 07, 2021

Getting into the brewery market requires a solid vision and an equally solid business plan.

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What Is C2B?
By Marisa Sanfilippo | September 07, 2021

A consumer-to-business model, or C2B, is a type of commerce where a consumer or end user provides a product or service to an organization.

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Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN): How to Get One
By Sean Peek | August 31, 2021

Most businesses with employees need a federal employer identification number.

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What Is a Business Consultant?
By Sean Peek | August 30, 2021

Hiring a consultant can help businesses improve performance and make necessary changes to achieve success.

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Quickbooks Time
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

QuickBooks Time is our choice as the best time and attendance system for a mobile workforce because of the numerous ways employees can clock in and out. In addition, it has several geotracking tools...

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Paychex Flex Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

Paychex provides flexible options to fit all business types, including state-of-the-art time and attendance software and time clocks.

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Rippling Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

Rippling is customizable HR software that combines HR and IT automation into one platform. The intuitive software is easy to implement and can be accessed through a self-service dashboard. With more...

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BambooHR Time and Attendance
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

HR is about the people, not the paperwork. Read about the No. 1 HR software for small and medium businesses.

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OnTheClock
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

OnTheClock is a web-based time and attendance system that includes comprehensive functions and tools for tracking employees' timecards. Both the employee and administrative portals are easy to...

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TimeClock Plus
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

TimeClock Plus is the best time-tracking system for larger employers because it offers a wide variety of hosting and service plan options.

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Clockify
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

Clockify is a free service that tracks time and attendance for businesses of all sizes. With Clockify, employees can monitor when they start and end their day, as well as how long they work on...

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TimeClick
By Skye Schooley | August 25, 2021

TimeClick is easy to use and includes some of the best time-tracking features and administrative tools in the industry.