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Whether you’re just starting your business or are expanding your company’s capabilities and reach, there are always a lot of questions. For most tasks, there’s no “one right way” to do things – you’ve got the choice of different companies, different technologies, and different approaches to the same problems that all might affect you and how you do your business. Credit card processing is no different, and it can be intimidating to wade through all the…

For business owners, tax season is especially nerve wracking. You have more people, items, and writeoffs to claim than most. Without filing properly, you might get audited and have an even bigger headache to contend with. The types of employees you have in your business play a key role in how your taxes are calculated. Here are some of the key differences, as well as the pros, and cons to having each type of employee working in your company. Full-Time Employee Tax Requirements Full-time…

It’s not difficult to find someone in the small business finance space talking about the importance of creating and maintaining a good credit profile. Maintaining a solid personal credit score along with a good business credit profile are both critically important when looking for a small business loan. Here are eight things you can start doing to improve your profile today: #1. Know the score Do you know your personal credit score? If you don’t, you should. It’s the first place to start.…

For many Americans, all three of these possibilities seem all but impossible to achieve. With lots of debt hanging overhead, student loans, educations that aren’t panning out, a poor economy, and a host of other reasons, it looks like the odds are stacked against the vast majority of American citizens. I’m not saying that this part of reality isn’t true in its own way, but it also isn’t the whole story. A large percentage of households can actually make a lot better use of their money…

   Publisher Channel Content by GetApp.com   If the term “accounting software” doesn’t immediately excite you, it’s perfectly understandable. Luckily, cloud-based accounting apps are breathing new life into doing business in the digital space. Once upon a time, you had to make a trip to the local “big box” retailer to pick up an accounting application. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case because it’s all in the cloud. Off-the-shelf accounting applications are quickly…

When you are an entrepreneur, you are the boss, and everyone comes to you when they need help with their work. But, who do you go to when you need help? Every entrepreneur should have at least one mentor, someone who can offer advice, help solving problems, etc. who they can turn to. Luckily, there are loads of wonderful websites that offer resources for mentorship and advice from professionals. Here are our top picks. #1. SCORE Find tens of thousands of experts in a number of business niches…

Even if you know next to nothing about credit card processing, you know it’s a subject that’s been written about at length, usually accompanied by a fiery opinion because of some issue or another that was confused or obscured in some way.  Unfortunately, that’s the kind of beast credit card processing is, and there isn’t any one guide that explains the basics. This post is mainly for you – maybe you really don’t know all that much about payment processing and were thinking about…

Business owners, here is a pop quiz. What are your top 5 assets? In no particular order, you might have said: Your operating capital Your employees Your hardware, supplies, and property Your loyal customers Your reputation While all of these are important assets for obvious reasons, if you did not include your credit score, you are likely under-utilizing one of the most useful and important assets you possess. Your good credit makes doing business possible if you are a small business…

The announcement made by the Department of Labor about an addition of 295,000 new jobs in the American economy has raised the confidence of many investors. This has pushed the Dollar value to new heights, while the Euro has suffered a decline for 6 consecutive days, as of the 6th March, 2015, and has fallen to an eleven and a half month low, settling at 1.0891 against the USD (United States Dollar). American Markets The investors who look forward to making investments in the American market…

If you’re at the helm of a small business then the chances are there will be plenty else to occupy your time and your attention besides your financial statements. Indeed, most of us would consider the creation of these statements as being a chore that once completed should be set aside until the next time the obligation becomes unavoidable. However, there are a number of important ways in which you might be able to make more of your financial statements as a small business if you’re…