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The Best Merchant Account Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 19, 2021

See our expert and unbiased reviews of the top 10 merchant services. Compare 2020's top-ranked merchant account services for free at business.com.

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Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | October 19, 2021

Compliance is critical if your business relies on credit cards, but you need to know what the rules are and who makes them.

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The Best Credit Card Processors of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 19, 2021

Which credit card processor is right for your business in 2020? We review the top-rated services.

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Venmo for Business: Is It Right for You?
By Jennifer Dublino | October 18, 2021

Venmo isn't just for Gen Z anymore. Venmo for Business is an easy, contactless payment solution small businesses should consider. Here's what you need to know.

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The Best PayPal Alternatives
By Jennifer Dublino | October 18, 2021

PayPal is a popular payment facilitator that can help your business start accepting credit cards, but it's not the only game in town. Here are some PayPal alternatives to consider.

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The Best POS Systems of 2021
By Skye Schooley | October 18, 2021

Before you choose a POS system, check out our reviews of the best picks for 2021.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | October 15, 2021

When your business needs a quick infusion of cash, what are your options? Learn about the different types of fast business loans and what you need to apply for them.

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How to Accept Apple Pay
By Jennifer Dublino | October 15, 2021

Apple Pay is the top contactless mobile payment method in the U.S. Learn how your business can start accepting Apple Pay online and in person.

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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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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | October 14, 2021

Learn about the pros and cons of using a free POS system for your business.

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Shopify vs. Square: Which Is Best for Your E-Commerce Business?
By Jamie Johnson | October 14, 2021

Choosing a POS system can be a tough challenge. Here is how two top options, Shopify and Square, stack up against each other.

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How to Get PPP Loan Forgiveness
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 13, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program loans are coming due, but you don't have to worry about paying it back if you apply for forgiveness.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | October 13, 2021

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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Are PEO Payroll Services Worth It?
By Skye Schooley | October 13, 2021

When you need help with your payroll, should you hire a payroll service or a PEO? Learn what a PEO for payroll looks like.

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Max Freedman | October 13, 2021

Should you consider a merchant cash advance or working capital loan to alleviate your cash flow problems? Or would that make things worse?

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Stripe vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 13, 2021

When you're choosing a credit card processor, two top options to consider are Stripe and Square. Here is how they measure up against one another.

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How to Apply for Government Grants
By Max Freedman | October 12, 2021

Applying for government grants can be a confusing and lengthy process, but the end result could be a monetary award for your business. Here's how to apply for a government grant.

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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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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 12, 2021

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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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.

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What Is an Accounts Payable Process?
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

Processing your accounts payable is a vital part of running a business. Here's what you need to know about setting up a timely and accurate accounts payable process.

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How to Choose the Right Accounting Software for Your Business
By Jamie Johnson | October 11, 2021

The right software will help you track critical financial data in your business, stay on top of your taxes, and pay your employees on time.

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PayPal vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 11, 2021

Choosing a credit card processor can be a tough decision. Here is how PayPal and Square stack up against each other. Content Type: Comparison

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Everything You Need to Know About QuickBooks POS
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 08, 2021

If you already use QuickBooks for your accounting software, you may be interested in its POS software as well. Here's what you need to know about its desktop POS product.

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What Is a Profit and Loss Statement?
By Jamie Johnson | October 06, 2021

A profit and loss (P&L) statement summarizes a company's revenue, expenses, and profits or losses over a given period of time. Learn what a P&L statement is and why you need one.

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How to Create and Send Invoices With PayPal
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 06, 2021

PayPal Invoicing makes it easy to send professional invoices. This guide will have you doing it in no time.

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The Best Accounting and Invoice-Generating Software for 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 06, 2021

Our team has compared the best accounting software for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and costs for the top-rated accounting programs.

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What Are Retained Earnings?
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Retained earnings are the funds remaining from a company's net income after all profit distributions are paid to shareholders. Learn how to calculate, track and use retained earnings.

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Revenue vs. Income: What's the Difference?
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

When you understand the relationship between revenue and income, you'll have a better grasp of company expenses and your overall business value.