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40 Great Small Business Ideas

Starting a small business can be challenging, but there are ways to make the process easier.  Finding a list of industries to base your small business idea on is a great start. It can also help you learn more about sectors you may not know about too. Here’s a list of 40 great small business […]

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19 Tips for Managing Your Small Business Finances

At any point in the management of your small business, your small business’s finances will be central to its success. As your business grows and develops, it can become more challenging to pinpoint where to focus your time to ensure your finances are running smoothly. Managing your small business’s finances may be stressful, but there […]

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Bookkeeping 101: What Is Accounts Payable?

Accounts payable is central to bookkeeping. It helps small business owners determine to whom they’ll pay debts, and it’s also helpful in noting the amounts on your balance sheet. While you may think accounts payable only refer to short-term debt, there are some valuable things you should know. Here’s what you should know about accounts […]

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GAAP: What are Generally Accepted Accounting Principles?

Accounting is a massive and diverse field, and accounting services can include everything from bookkeeping and tax preparation to auditing and business plan development. There is no single path or training required to become an accountant, either.   However, there are some grounding rules and principles that all accountants rely on in all that chaos. And […]

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Types of Financial Statements for Small Businesses

Financial statements serve several purposes for small businesses. While there is more than one financial statement, you may not know which is most appropriate to use for your specific financial calculation. There are also a few limitations to be aware of as well. Here’s an overview of financial statements and the types of financial statements […]

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How Payroll Debit Cards Work

Employees and employers often use multiple payment methods depending on what works best. The traditional methods are direct deposit and check payments. Recently, employers have turned to payroll debit cards, also known as pay cards, which come with several advantages and drawbacks.  If you’re an employee who wants to understand the fundamentals of a pay […]

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Small Business Guide to Business Licenses

Business licenses are one of the most essential things needed to open a small business. They serve as a way for you to operate your business while adhering to industry standards. Business licenses may involve multiple jurisdictions, but there are some ways to make the process easier. Here’s a small business guide to business licenses. […]

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How to Deal with Small Business Taxes in Texas

Texas is one of the most business-friendly states in the country. While it offers an attractive environment for small business owners, with a large population and a robust economy, there are essential things to consider. Starting a business in Texas can be a wise decision, but there are tips to help make the process easier. […]

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Blueprint for Savings: Best 7 Tax Deductions for Engineers

If you haven’t yet filed your taxes and work as an engineer, check out these seven common tax deductions that could minimize your tax burden this year! Tax Deductions for Engineers Engineers can receive tax deductions for different aspects of their jobs. The best tax deductions for engineers follow. 1. Advertising You can claim a […]