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How to Find the Right SBA Loan for Your Small Business
By Marci Martin | January 13, 2021

When your small business needs capital and you don't qualify for a conventional business loan, SBA loans are an appealing option.

5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | January 13, 2021

Business loan terms are often negotiable, giving borrowers a chance to secure more favorable rates and better terms.

Do You Need a Small Business Credit Card?
By Bennett Conlin | January 12, 2021

Small business credit cards can help with short-term debts.

Effective Tips for Negotiating Lower Credit Card Processing Fees
By Rebecka Green | January 11, 2021

Credit card fees can be a huge expense. Find out how to get more reasonable fees.

By Chad Brooks | January 06, 2021

SurePayroll provides great payroll features for individuals with a full-time nanny, caregiver, housekeeper or other home service provider, making it our best payroll pick for household employers.

The Best Retirement Plan Options for Small Business Owners 2021
By Lori Fairbanks | January 04, 2021

Regardless of their size, small businesses have many options for employee retirement plans they can offer as part of their benefits package.

401(k) Plan: What It Is and How to Choose One
By Jennifer Post | December 31, 2020

Employees can contribute a portion of their pay to saving for retirement and have that money automatically deducted from their paychecks before taxes.

Business Owners Want More Convenient Banking Services
By Andrew Martins | December 31, 2020

Choosing a bank for your business can feel daunting. Here are seven things to consider when searching for one.

What's the Difference Between Accountants and Bookkeepers?
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 29, 2020

Thinking about hiring an accountant or bookkeeper? Here's what you need to know about these two roles before you decide which one best meets your business's needs.

Equipment Leasing: A Guide for Business Owners
By Mona Bushnell | December 28, 2020

Don't have the cash or desire to purchase equipment outright? Here's what you need to know about equipment leasing.

Struggling for Cash Flow? Strategies for Survival
By Skye Schooley | December 23, 2020

If your business is struggling for cash flow, read the 8 tips experts recommend for survival.

What You Should Know About Company Mergers
By Skye Schooley | December 18, 2020

Learn about the different types of company mergers and their benefits.

Small Business Taxes: What to Expect in 2021
By Sean Riley | December 18, 2020

Tax obligations can be confusing, and they change all the time. Here's what to expect in 2021.

The Best Receipt-Tracking Tools for Professionals
By Andrew Martins | December 17, 2020

Every small business needs a way to track their expenses. Find out which receipt-tracking software entrepreneurs prefer.

How to Calculate Your Business Valuation
By Andrew Martins | December 16, 2020

Knowing how much your business is worth can do more for you than just figuring out how much money you could make by selling it.

Freelance Taxes: What Every Freelancer Needs to Know
By Paula Fernandes | December 16, 2020

Freelancing offers a lot of freedom, but also significant responsibility. That's especially true when tax time rolls around.

Self-Employed 401(k) Plans: Frequently Asked Questions
By Heather Larson | December 16, 2020

See our complete guide to the best retirement plan for independent workers.

Getting Audited? How to Handle It Like a Pro
By Siri Hedreen | December 10, 2020

Here's everything small business owners need to know about an audit from the IRS.

Offering a 401(k) Plan? Tips for Small Business Owners
By Stella Morrison | December 09, 2020

Offering a 401(k) is a great way to attract high-level talent to your organization.

How to Process Payroll in 8 Easy Steps
By Matt D'Angelo | December 03, 2020

Although partnering with a payroll provider is more practical, it is possible to complete your company's payroll on your own.

Get Your Business Taxes in Order Before the New Year With These Tips
By Andrew Martins | December 03, 2020

Tax prep can time-consuming, but if you fall out of compliance with the U.S. tax code, your business could face penalties. Review these common end-of-year practices to develop good tax habits.

How to Interpret and Learn from POS Sales Reports
By Lori Fairbanks | December 01, 2020

POS sales reports provide a treasure trove of information that can help you spot trends and manage inventory.

Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software
By Lori Fairbanks | November 26, 2020

Accounting software is essential for running a healthy business. Learn what features to look for and what you can expect to pay.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Crowdfunding Campaign
By Simone Johnson | November 10, 2020

Want to try crowdfunding your business venture? Here are 10 ways to help your campaign meet its funding goals.

How Your Business Can Accept Apple Pay
By Sean Peek | November 09, 2020

Apple Pay is a secure and fast payment option that businesses can quickly implement for no extra cost.

Accountant vs. Bookkeeper: What Do They Do for a Business?
By Lori Fairbanks | October 28, 2020

A DIY approach to your small business's finances might not cut it. Consider hiring a bookkeeper or an accountant to keep track of data.

Should You Offer a 401(k) Plan – and to Whom?
By Julie Ritzer Ross | October 28, 2020

An employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan can have many benefits for both your employees and your business.

What Is Fiscal Policy?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 20, 2020

Learn what fiscal policy is, how it affects the national economy, and how it affects small businesses.

Small Business Guide to Charitable Giving and Tax Deductions
By Bennett Conlin | October 19, 2020

Here's what you need to know about charitable giving and business tax deductions.

Self-Employed? Everything You Need to Know About Taxes
By Julianna Lopez | October 19, 2020

Filing your taxes can be tricky when you're self-employed.