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What Business Expenses Do You Need to Track?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

Tracking business expenses is an important part of managing cash flow and maximizing tax deductions. Here are the business expenses you should track.

Small Businesses’ Importance to the Economy & Big Business
By Skye Schooley | October 20, 2023

The overall business landscape in the U.S. is heavily influenced by the actions of, and trends among, small businesses. Learn how.

Should You Set up Your Business as an LLC or an S Corporation?
By Simone Johnson | October 20, 2023

Selecting the correct business type can help your business succeed and flourish. Find out whether your company should be an LLC or an S corporation.

What’s the Difference Between a Tax ID Number and a Corporate Number?
By Simone Johnson | October 20, 2023

This guide explains tax identification numbers and how they work for businesses and individuals.

11 Things to Do Before Starting a Business
By Stella Morrison | October 20, 2023

Before jumping right into launching a new business, spend time getting everything prepared. Here are the steps to take.

How to Buy Small Business Insurance
By Mona Bushnell | October 20, 2023

Start assessing your business insurance needs with this informative guide. You can also learn how to find a provider that can get you the coverage you require.

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6 Problems That Kill Small Businesses
By Shayna Waltower | October 20, 2023

Small businesses face many problems, like poor cash flow and bad leadership. Learn the issues that can sink a company and how to keep your business alive.

How to Write a Business Proposal
By Sammi Caramela | October 20, 2023

Business proposals effectively introduce you to potential clients. Learn what to put in a business proposal and how to format it and showcase your talents.

Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance Right for Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | October 20, 2023

This article describes peer-to-peer insurance and offers information to help you determine if the type of coverage is right for your business.

The Importance of Healthy Business Relationships
By Siri Hedreen | October 20, 2023

New businesses may be short on cash, but quality business relationships are a valuable resource. Learn business relationship types and how to nurture them.

How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | October 20, 2023

Whether your kid wants to start a lemonade stand or a bigger enterprise, here's how to ensure the business is legal.

Ready to Rent an Office? What You Should Know About Leasing
By Adam Uzialko | October 19, 2023

If you're ready to rent a commercial space, here are tips for getting started with the leasing process.

What Is Contract Management?
By Bennett Conlin | October 17, 2023

Contract management involves a third party managing contracts and agreements, usually on a large scale for an enterprise-level business.

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Which LLC Taxes Must Your Business File?
By Andrew Martins | October 13, 2023

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

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 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.

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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.

How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | August 29, 2023

If you’re starting a new small business, find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

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What Is Crowdfunding?
By Simone Johnson | February 28, 2023

Seeking money as a startup can be hard, but crowdfunding might be a good alternative. Here's what you should know about this financing option.

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Can Online Legal Services Really Help Your Business?
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

Find out what online legal services offer, their pros and cons, and how they differ from traditional legal help.

Opening a Restaurant? Here’s Your Equipment Checklist
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 21, 2023