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Finding the right fit for small business financing is a unique process for each business owner. The Small Business Administration, private investors, crowdfunders, family, and friends are all tried-and-true... MORE
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May 18

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Understanding Surety Bonds: The Very Basics

Companies often consider a surety bond to be a form of an insurance. While this mistake is common, and even not entirely a mistake, the characteristics of this legal... MORE
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Sep 18

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Startups Need Financial Planning First

You’ve got big ideas, but how do you get there from here? Without a detailed financial plan, taking action is a gamble, but so is putting your plans on hold. An... MORE
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Sep 16

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How to Outsource Business Processes

It’s been well-established that any skills that lie outside of your “core competencies” are best outsourced to experts. What’s new is that cloud computing has blown the lid off the... MORE
Xero vs. QuickBooks Online: A Comparison finance-software Finance And the winner is. . . Jennifer Riggins From the Editor's Desk
Aug 24

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Xero vs. QuickBooks Online: A Comparison

“Beautiful” Xero is increasingly becoming the preferred cloud-based accounting software, inching toward the throne held by longtime household name Quickbooks. Both Xero and Quickbooks Online are cloud-based and include mobile versions. While... MORE
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Jul 16

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Best Payroll Software for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Whether you’re a small startup or an up-and-coming small business, you need to manage payroll to ensure smooth sailing and happy employees. When businesses try to process payroll by hand with traditional bookkeeping, the end result... MORE
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May 25

Payroll

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4 Tools to Simplify Payroll

  All businesses perform payroll activities, even though most tools are aimed at large companies. Here are 4 that are more SMB friendly.GO TO ARTICLE
Inside Amazon’s “Culture of Metrics” metrics-and-reports Finance How to use metrics the Amazon way Executive Leadership From the Editor's Desk
May 18

Metrics & Reports

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Inside Amazon’s “Culture of Metrics”

If you want a great model of a company that uses consumer metrics intelligently and profitably, study Amazon.com.GO TO ARTICLE
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Apr 30

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How a Healthy Business Doesn’t Guarantee Business Success

A study found that one of the key factors for business success is simply being savvy about financing and credit options, particularly the non-standard variety. It pays to be... GO TO ARTICLE
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Apr 22

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It’s Time To Get Your Business Finances In Order

The more organized you are, the more control you have. Here are some tips if it seems impossible to find the time.GO TO ARTICLE