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A complete resource for all your accounting needs. Here you can find a range of basic to advanced accounting information, resources, and best practices.

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How to Start Budget Planning for Your Business
By Sean Peek | January 25, 2022

Started a new business? Find out why your business needs to start budget planning.

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Restaurant Accounting Guide
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 24, 2022

Accounting software, POS systems and inventory trackers can all help with your restaurant's accounting processes.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 21, 2022

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2022? We review the top-rated services.

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The Best Online Payroll Services of 2022
By Chad Brooks | January 20, 2022

Our team has compared the best online payroll services for 2022. See up-to-date reviews and costs for the top services.

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Common Construction Accounting Problems Solved
By Dachondra Cason | January 14, 2022

Accountants in the construction industry face unique challenges. Here are four ways to simplify your construction accounting procedures.

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7 Accounting Mistakes That Cost Small Businesses Significant Growth
By Jamie Johnson | January 12, 2022

Not having a firm grasp on your business's financial status can significantly hamper your ability to grow. Here are seven accounting mistakes to avoid.

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Important Tax-Saving Tips for Small Business Owners
By Dachondra Cason | January 12, 2022

Follow these tips for a smooth, pain-free filing process this year.

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QuickBooks Alternatives to Consider
By Jamie Johnson | January 11, 2022

QuickBooks is the most widely used accounting software, but there are alternatives that might be better for your business.

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The Difference Between an Accountant and a Bookkeeper (and Why You Need Both)
By Dachondra Cason | January 07, 2022

Understand these two roles to match the right financial task with the right professional.

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Outrageous Expense Reports and How to Avoid Expense Fraud
By Sean Peek | January 07, 2022

Prevent common expense fraud types from draining your company's funds.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software for 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 06, 2022

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2022. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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Oh No You Didn't! 4 Tips for Preventing Employee Accounting Fraud
By Dachondra Cason | January 06, 2022

Fraud can happen anywhere and be committed by anyone, including your own workers.

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How FinTech Is Changing Business (and Bank Accounts)
By Ryne Landers | January 05, 2022

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How to Create a Business Budget, With Free Budget Template
By Jamie Johnson | January 04, 2022

Business budgets are necessary for keeping a finger on the pulse of your business's financial health. Download our free business budget template and learn how to use it.

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The Best Construction Estimating Software of 2022
By Joshua Stowers | December 21, 2021

Looking for the best construction software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews, and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | December 07, 2021

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Using Your Phone
By Simone Johnson | December 03, 2021

Accepting credit card payments with your phone is an easy, inexpensive way to get paid.

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The Top Accounting Challenges Small Businesses Face
By Alika Cooper | December 02, 2021

Small business owners face a number of challenges every day, and accounting is a big one. Here's how to stay on top of your finances as an entrepreneur.

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LIFO vs. FIFO: Which Is the Best Option for Your Business?
By Jamie Johnson | December 01, 2021

Discover which inventory-tracking system is better for your business, FIFO or LIFO.

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5 FreshBooks Alternatives
By Dachondra Cason | December 01, 2021

While FreshBooks is popular accounting software, it might not be the best option for your company. Learn about alternatives that might be more appropriate for your business.

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Expense Tracking Services Buying Guide
By Kayla Harrison | November 23, 2021

Which expense tracking service is right for you? Our buying guide explains what to look for in a provider and how to choose the best one for your needs.

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How to Process Accounts Receivable: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Jamie Johnson | November 17, 2021

Learn why offering credit helps your bottom line and how to manage customer payments.

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What Is GAAP? A Guide to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are a set of rules used for financial reporting in the U.S. Learn more about GAAP standards and why they matter for U.S. companies.

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Accounts Payable vs. Accounts Receivable: What You Need to Know
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Accounts receivable is the money your business brings in, while accounts payable is the money your business owes its suppliers and vendors.

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Wave Accounting Software Alternatives
By Jamie Johnson | November 09, 2021

Looking for an alternative to Wave accounting software? These seven Wave alternatives include project management and time-tracking features.

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The Complete Guide to Accounts Payable Reporting
By Jamie Johnson | October 15, 2021

Accounts payable reporting involves tracking and recording business transactions. These reports ensure a company's financial data is accurate and up to date.

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PayPal 1099: How to Report Self-Employment Income to the IRS
By Jamie Johnson | October 12, 2021

If you earn money from selling products or services through a third-party provider, like PayPal, you must report that money to the IRS. Learn how to fill out a PayPal 1099.

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How to Choose the Best Retail POS System for Your Business
By Skye Schooley | October 12, 2021

Learn what features to look for when choosing the best retail POS system for your company.

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What Is General Ledger Accounting?
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

A general ledger is a record of a company's financial transactions that gives you insight into your company's financial health. Learn what a general ledger is and why you need one.