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Cash discount or credit card surcharge can make for an interesting business choice.

Cash Discounts & Credit Card Surcharges Explained

Beware the Hidden Cost of Doing a Cash-Only Business

It makes good business sense to accept credit cards. Not only do many people pay exclusively with credit cards, but those paying with a card tend to spend more. (It...

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Payment Processor vs. Payment Gateway — Any Difference?

If you’re a small business owner, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the details of running your own business, not to mention the new vocabulary that com...

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Small businesses need to invest the time to identify their "disaster" risks and create a plan to recover from them should they ever occur.

Creating A Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business

40% of Small Businesses NEVER Reopen After a Disaster

Fire. Earthquake. Flood. Data Systems Crash. Theft. The unexpected happens to businesses every day. Without a disaster recovery plan in place, the results can be pr...

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Calculator and taxes

An Historical Look at Tax Rates

With tax season upon us, we thought it’d be fun to look at 105 years of tax rates through an historical lens. Most interesting is how long top marginal tax rates (...

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Credit Card Declined – Error Code Guide

It’s hard on a customer when their credit card is declined during a purchase. Frequently they feel embarrassed or get angry and, in a brick and mortar store, it's...

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An increasingly popular way that small businesses get the cash they need for new equipment, building expansions, different inventory, and more, is to sell future credit card sales for cash upfront.

To Grow Your Business, Consider a Merchant Cash Advance

In our last post, we discussed how hard it can be to get a business expansion loan from the bank. So, what are the alternatives? You can open a business credit card...

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Loan Denied. Small businesses can have difficult times trying to get qualified for a loan from their bank.

Why It’s So Tough To Get A Business Expansion Loan

You’re running a successful business, getting into a groove of day-to-day operations when it suddenly becomes abundantly clear – you need cash to keep the growth...

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Small buinesses need an array of insurance to keep their shop or restaurant running when something bad happens.

10 Insurance Policies For Retail & Hospitality Business Owners

When you wrote the business plan for your company, you probably didn’t get too excited at the thought of figuring out which insurance policies you’d need. Or eve...

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Small business owners strive for ways to make their business life simple. Apps can help.

5 Must-Have Apps to Boost Personal Productivity & Save Time

“There is NOT enough time in the day!”

Have you said that lately? We feel your pain. So we went on the hunt and found 5 really cool apps to boost your personal productivity and fight some of the most time...

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Earnings statement with pen and calculator

Annual Pay – 8 Jobs Profiled

Business owners love to know if they’re paying their employees too much, too little, or just right.  To help you decide, take a look at these stats from May 2016...

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