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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Accounting
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Financial accounting is documenting your business's finances, often with the help of software. Here's what every business owner needs to know about how financial accounting works.

How Much Does Insurance Cost for a Small Business?
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Insurance is essential to protect small businesses, but costs can be prohibitive. Here's how to evaluate policy types, find out what's affecting your insurance price, and get the lowest rates.

How Workers' Compensation Rates Work
By Kimberlee Leonard | September 30, 2021

Workers' compensation rates stem from various factors, including industry risk, claims history and payroll costs. Here's what you need to know about workers' compensation, and how to keep costs down.

Restaurant Accounting: How It's Different
By Dock David Treece | September 30, 2021

Restaurants have their own special accounting needs and quirks. Here's a look at what sets restaurant accounting apart.

How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | September 24, 2021

Find out how much it costs to use a payroll company and how it compares to having a CPA run payroll for you.

How to Create a Payroll Audit
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Regular internal payroll audits may help you avoid external ones. Here's how to conduct them.

How to Choose Payroll Software
By Nicole Fallon | September 21, 2021

Choosing the right payroll software for your small business can streamline operations and ensure your employees get paid correctly and on time.

How to Create Payroll Journal Entries
By Max Freedman | September 21, 2021

Making proper payroll journal entries is a task with which all small business owners should be familiar.

The Best Collection Agency Services of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 16, 2021

We've reviewed the best collection agency services for 2021. See up-to-date comparisons on features and the best prices for the top-rated agencies.

How to Calculate Night Shift Differential Pay
By Max Freedman | September 15, 2021

Night shift differential pay makes it easy to find and motivate daytime employees to work nighttime shifts. Here's how to implement it.

A Guide to Payroll Forms
By Simone Johnson | September 14, 2021

Employers are required to submit multiple payroll forms to the IRS. Be sure you're filing the right forms correctly to avoid costly fines.

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 07, 2021

If you have a bad credit score and need a business loan, these financing options could help you secure the funding you need.

Everything You Need to Know About Cash Flow Statements
By Mona Bushnell | September 02, 2021

Find out what makes up a cash flow statement and why it's important for your business.

Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 01, 2021

Looking for funding? When banks let you down, consider an alternative loan.

How to Improve Your Accounting Skills
By Sean Peek | August 31, 2021

Modern accounting requires both hard and soft skills, and businesses want accountants with the most up-to-date skill sets.