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Bitcoin? Blockchain? Which is Which? Does it Matter?

Lately, the media have been reporting almost non-stop on bitcoin.  Or is it blockchain?   Or is it both? If you’re new to bitcoin (and blockchain), all of the ...

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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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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 have diy accounting software options.

DIY Accounting: 3 Software Programs To Explore

As a small business owner, you have two basic choices when it comes to keeping your books -- hire an accountant or do it yourself. Both have their advantages. For th...

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You can do more than negotiate rates to actually reduce your credit card transaction fees.

5 Business Moves to Reduce Credit Card Transaction Costs

Things You Can Do WITHOUT Arguing Over Rate

Much of the cost of processing card transactions is “firm.” But there are still a few things you could investigate that might lower your costs. Here is our list...

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The New Tax Bill – By The Numbers

With all the debate about the newly passed tax reform bill, it can be hard to know how it’ll affect your own wallet. For instance, Congress preserved the pass-thro...

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PCI Compliance Made Simple

Do It or Risk Financial Catastrophe

PCI Compliance. You’ve heard of it. You know you need it.  But you may not be quite sure what it’s all about. You might even be intimidated by it. So, in keepin...

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5 End-of-Year Financial Tasks for Small Businesses

2017 is coming to a fast close. As your fiscal year ends, here are five financial tasks you need to move to the top of your ‘to do’ list. Look at your P&L s...

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