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athenahealth Medical Billing Review
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2021

Athenahealth is a top-notch outsourced medical billing provider for practices that want data-driven reports and benchmarks. The company also offers consultative support to improve practices' overall...

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RingCentral Review
By Chad Brooks | December 20, 2021

RingCentral is our favorite phone service for businesses because of its wide array of features, reliability and multiple service plans.

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Paychex PEO Service Review
By Matt D'Angelo | December 20, 2021

Paychex offers personalized PEO coverage that can scale with your business. This, along with its pricing model, makes it the best PEO for midsize businesses.

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Clover Point of Sale System Review
By Jamie Johnson | December 20, 2021

Clover offers a range of hardware options that outshine the competition and give businesses flexibility in customizing a POS system that works for them.

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Paychex Payroll Review
By Laura Handrick | December 20, 2021

Paychex is an especially good payroll service for large businesses. It serves businesses with up to 1,000 employees, handles all payroll and payroll tax responsibilities, is available in multiple...

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GotFreeFax Review
By Andrew Martins | December 20, 2021

GotFreeFax is a send-only option that offers up to two free faxes per day, with up to three pages each, without advertisements. The paid version starts at 98 cents for a 10-page fax. It allows for...

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ProMerchant Review
By Jamie Johnson | December 20, 2021

ProMerchant is a credit card processor that offers transparent interchange-plus rates and multiple pricing plans. If your business is considered "high risk," such as a check-cashing service,...

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Lightspeed Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

Lightspeed is the best iPad POS system because its pricing is competitive, the system is fully mobile, and you have a choice of integrated payment processors.

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TouchBistro Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

TouchBistro is the best POS system for the food service industry, with key features for restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs and more.

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Kareo Medical Billing Review
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2021

Kareo's unparalleled user-friendliness, high first-pass claims acceptance rate, electronic medical records and practice management software inclusion, flexible services, and competitive rates make it...

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Rippling PEO Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

Rippling provides small businesses with unique features like remote laptop management and local tax registration, making it our best pick for a scalable PEO.

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Dialpad Review
By Jeff Hale | December 20, 2021

Dialpad offers voice calling, video conferencing and text messaging. This flexibility helps small businesses connect with clients in ways that work best for both customers and businesses. This VoIP...

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Nextiva Review
By Jeff Hale | December 20, 2021

Nextiva is one of the best phone systems for businesses with multiple locations. It's a cloud-based VoIP system that can spread across several offices and stores yet still be managed from one central...

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Clover Credit Card Processing Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 20, 2021

Clover is an advanced POS system for businesses that require highly customizable software. You can start with the basic features, then add apps for advanced capabilities such as staff scheduling,...

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InterGuard Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

InterGuard gives you a clear, comprehensive view of what your employees are doing while they're on the clock, plus it provides tools to increase productivity.

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Keap CRM Review
By Jeff Hale | December 20, 2021

Keap is a strong contact management software with robust marketing, sales and e-commerce tools built-in. The functionality and interface are top of the line, but it's not a lightweight solution, and...

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TimeClick Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

TimeClick is easy to use and includes some of the best time-tracking features and administrative tools in the industry.

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Ooma Review
By Chad Brooks | December 20, 2021

Ooma Office is our favorite business phone system for very small businesses because of its easy installation and low cost.

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AdvancedMD Medical Billing Review
By Max Freedman | December 20, 2021

AdvancedMD's medical billing services are comprehensive and competitively priced. The company's 98.4% first-pass claim acceptance rate and advanced medical software make it our best pick for large...

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TimeClock Plus Review
By Skye Schooley | December 20, 2021

TimeClock Plus is the best time-tracking system for larger employers because it offers a wide variety of hosting and service plan options.

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Helcim Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 20, 2021

Helcim is the best credit card processor for established small businesses because of its transparent rates and rate-lock guarantee.

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ADP Payroll Software Review
By Laura Handrick | December 20, 2021

ADP offers payroll services for businesses of all sizes. While the size of your business will determine the platform you use, each offers the same core payroll services, including the ability to run...

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How to Help Your Kid Start a (Legal) Business
By Sean Peek | December 18, 2021

Putting up lemonade stands and mowing lawns are popular ways for kids to earn pocket change, but could they get in legal trouble for their entrepreneurial activities?

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Toast Review
By Jamie Johnson | December 17, 2021

Toast works equally well for a small restaurant that's just getting started and a large chain looking to service multiple sites. It has also done a great job of pivoting in the midst of the pandemic,...

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Zoho CRM Review
By Jeff Hale | December 17, 2021

Zoho CRM is easy to implement, intuitive to use and inexpensive to adopt. It offers a lot of functionality at a competitive price point, and it's easy to tailor to your needs.

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8x8 Review
By Chad Brooks | December 17, 2021

8x8 is our favorite phone system for small businesses because of its features, reliability and customer service.

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Salesforce Review
By Jeff Hale | December 17, 2021

Salesforce offers small businesses the power and functionality of an enterprise-level CRM in a package that can be gradually scaled and upgraded over time.

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Gusto Payroll Software Review
By Chad Brooks | December 17, 2021

Gusto's month-to-month pricing plans and comprehensive features earn it our best pick for sole proprietors and S-corps that use contractors or freelancers.

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RxNT Medical Billing Review
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2021

RXNT is our best pick for medical billing software for medical billers. Tools include claim creation and submission, rules-based scrubbing, an integrated clearinghouse, and a denial-management...

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Payment Depot Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 17, 2021

Like other top processing companies, Payment Depot uses interchange-plus pricing, but it's membership-based, so there's no percentage markup, just a per-transaction fee and a monthly membership fee....