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Small Business Financing 101: Small Business Grants

Too many people tell small business owners that they can’t attain grants. But the truth is that there are quite …

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Small Business Financing 101: How to Save on the Equipment You Need to Start or Grow Your Small Business

When you’re starting or growing your business, you need to navigate every expense carefully to stretch your dollars. And, for …

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Small Business Financing 101: Portfolio Loans

Portfolio loans are one of many options you can pursue to raise cash for your small business. Sometimes called a …

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How to Build Passive Sources of Income for Your Business

Most often, your revenue will come from delivering high-quality products or services to your customers. But, sometimes, you can boost …

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Considering Discount Codes for Your Business?

A 2020 survey found that 88 percent of consumers in the United States used coupons or discount codes when shopping …

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Small Business Basics: Attaining a Business Credit Card

Obtaining a business bank account is important, but you should also consider signing up for a business credit card to …

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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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It May Be Time to Increase Your Pay

As your business grows, you may be thinking of cashing in a portion of its income. But before you increase …

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Understanding Small Business Sales Tax

The United States doesn’t levy a federal sales tax, but many of its states do. And within those states, various …

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When Do I Need a Tax Attorney?

Is your business facing tax challenges? Are you working through an audit? Are you up against some complexities in determining …

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Understanding Small Business Income Tax

Is your business required to pay small business income tax? The answer is that it depends on your business structure. …

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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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An entrepreneur applies for an SBA loan for her startup venture.

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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Multiple excavators in a row are an example of the assets a business can borrow against with an asset-backed loan.

Small Business Financing 101: Asset-Backed Loan

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

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Small Business Financing 101: How Commercial Real Estate Loans Can Help You with Your #LocationGoals

Disclaimer: This article was written to help you evaluate your commercial real estate loan options. It should not be construed …

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Small Business Financing 101: Angel Investors

Angel investors are individuals or networks of people who want to find and invest in new, small, or growing businesses …

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

After covering startup costs, many owners struggle to find the working capital they need to go after new opportunities or …

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Manage Your Business: How to Collect Your Business Receivables

Looking for better strategies to take on your small business debt collection needs and collect overdue business receivables? In this …

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Thinking of Hiring an Accountant? Start Here.

Every business has accounting needs. There are financial standards, valuations, and tax concerns to keep up with and work through. …

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Without a debt consolidation plan, credit cards and loans can overwhelm your business

What You Need to Know About Debt Consolidation Loans for Your Business

Business debts can build up. With high costs of startup, ballooning operating inputs, economic fallouts, and other expenses, it can …

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Build Your Business Credit Score with These Simple Steps

Lenders, creditors, suppliers, and insurance companies may be looking at your business credit score. Why? Often, it’s to check on …

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A person completes paperwork to open a small business bank account

Small Business Basics: Attaining a Business Bank Account

Every small business needs a bank account. It’s key for spending money on your business or accepting money from customers. …

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Small Business Financing 101: Venture Capital

When you’re looking into financing options for your small business, you may wonder whether venture capital should be part of …

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Small Business Financing 101: What Is Creditor Insurance?

When you take out a mortgage, loan, or line of credit for your small business, your lender may ask you …

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A person touches a tablet screen with one hand and holds a credit card in the other, determining which business expenses charged to the card are deductible for tax purposes

Which Business Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

One of the easiest ways to save your business money is to reduce your income tax bill. Doing this means …

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How to Set the Right Prices for Your Products and Services

The formula to set a price is easy. First, sum up your costs per unit. Then, add a reasonable profit …

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Your Go-to Guide to Setting Your Salary

When you invest time, resources, and energy into your business, it’s reasonable to be compensated in return. But determining when, …

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