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Which Business Expenses Are Deductible?

One of the easiest ways to save your business money is to reduce your income tax bill. You can achieve …

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How to Use Loans and Lines of Credit to Help Your Business Grow

After covering startup costs, many business owners struggle to attain the capital they need to pursue new opportunities or invest …

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When Do I Need a Tax Attorney?

Tax challenges, audits, and complexities in determining the tax liabilities for your small business are some of the most common …

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Thinking of Hiring an Accountant? Start Here.

Every business owner can benefit from hiring an accountant, especially one who is well-versed in financial standards, compliance, valuations, and …

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Understanding Small Business Income Tax

When you selected a legal structure for your business, you made a choice that impacts the taxes you’ll pay for …

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Small Business Financing 101: Term Loans

Loans are one of the most common sources of capital for small business startups. For your venture, you might consider …

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Small Business Financing 101: How to Use Your Retirement Account to Fund Your Small Business Startup

Many small business startups rely on loans for their early capital needs. But if the idea of hefty loans and …

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Small Business Financing 101: SBA Loans

SBA loans are one of the most commonly used ways to cover early-phase costs. Named after the Small Business Administration …

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Small Business Financing 101: Asset-Backed Financing

There are many ways to finance a business. One that few aspiring business owners consider is asset-backed financing, an option …

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Boost your business's credit score.

Creditors want to know your business's debt story. Your credit utilization, on-time payment history, instances of default, and credit trends indicate the likelihood you'll repay any loans or lines of credit you're offered, and they influence how much—and at what rate—a lender is willing to provide your business at a given time. 

Every business can benefit from credit-boosting strategies, even those with substantial cash reserves. Learn about the steps you can take in our guide to business credit.

Learn what you can deduct.

Expenses can pile up quickly, reducing the capital you have on hand to invest in inventory, equipment, and opportunities for growth. One of the easiest ways to save money is to take steps to reduce your income tax bill. You can do this by ensuring you are claiming every tax deduction that applies to your business? 

Ready to get started? Read our guide below for some simple tips.

Borrow for growth.

Businesses like yours often need an infusion of cash to expand, pivot, and pursue big opportunities. Loans and lines are credit are two of the easiest to access forms of capital you might consider. In our guide to using loans and lines of credit to help your business grow, you'll learn the options that are available to you, how you might qualify, and how to determine whether these options should be considered to help you achieve your goals.