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How to Build and Improve Your Business Website

Updated June 30, 2020 Creating a business website is one of the most crucial ways to build a brand and market a product or service. A business website will help spread awareness for your business and give consumers a chance to learn more about what you do. Even if you don’t plan to sell your […]

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Small Business Marketing: 11 Ideas and Strategies to Market Your Small Business on a Budget

Updated June 16, 2020 As a small business, efficient marketing is critical. Most small businesses do not have comparable budgets to large corporations, despite having to compete with them for the same customers. However, by taking advantage of free marketing solutions you can drive significant demand without fronting a large cost. Below, we highlight 11 […]

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Cash Flow Statement: What You Need to Know

Updated June 10, 2020 One of the most important things to understand while running a small business is the concept of cash flow. After all, it is critical that businesses have enough money flowing in to keep up with expenses and fund growth. Below, we outline the fundamentals of cash flow statements as well as […]

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What is Doing Business As?

Updated June 1, 2020 Starting a business can be one of the most monumental decisions you will make in your life. There are many important and complex decisions that come with starting your business and getting off on the right foot. One of these decisions is to use a DBA. What is a DBA? A […]

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S Corp vs. LLC: What’s the Difference?

Updated June 1, 2020 Choosing a business structure is a big deal as the entity type you choose can have a large impact on your business. S Corps and LLCs are two of the most popular options but choosing the best corporate structure for your business requires you to understand the differences between the two. […]

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When Are Quarterly Taxes Due and How to Pay Your Small Business Taxes

Updated May 26, 2020 Small business taxes represent the money you pay to the government while running your business. All businesses must pay taxes on an annual basis, but many businesses must also pay quarterly taxes. For example, businesses with employees must file taxes on a quarterly basis with IRS Form 941 and self-employed individuals […]

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Overhead Costs: What is “Overhead” and How to Reduce Overhead Costs

Updated May 26, 2020 Overhead, otherwise known as overhead costs, refers to the ongoing expenses associated with operating a business. Understanding your overhead costs and keeping them under control is essential to success as a business owner. What are Overhead Costs? Overhead costs represent business expenses that are not directly related to making a product […]

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How to Get a Business License

Updated May 21, 2020 A business license is a legal document that grants you the right to operate a business in your city. Obtaining a business license is a crucial primary step in legally starting a business. If you fail to abide by the licensing and permit requirements for your specific type of business, you […]

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Profit Margin

Updated May 21, 2020 Profit margin is one of the most commonly used profitability ratios, which is a basic measure of how much money a business, service, or product makes. Expressed as a percentage, profit margin is essentially how much money a company makes per transaction. In general, the higher the profit margin, the more […]

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5 Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know Prior to Securing a Loan

5 Things to Know Before Getting Business Financing

Small businesses are often referred to as the engine of our economy, driving as much as 64% of new private-sector jobs in the United States. When small-business owners face the dilemma of obtaining financial backing to sustain operations, expand the business, or purchase inventory, they frequently turn to small-business loans. Nearly three-fourths of all small […]