5 Simple Steps to Get Paid Faster

A receivable cannot be used to help grow or sustain your business until it has been paid. Most reputable companies consistently pay on time; however there are some that just can't seem to stay on top of it, regardless of their good intentions. This article will give you some powerful tips to help you turn your invoice into a payment quicker, so you can reinvest it back into your company.

Why Small Businesses Should Use Electronic Invoicing and Payments

The old basic billing and payment system not only took significant time to generate invoices, but due to traditional mailing methods, it also took a great deal of time before the invoice was in the hands of the client.

Writing Off Automobile Expenses 101

Now that you have started your business, you've heard you can write off automobile expenses. So are you ready to buy that luxury sports car and write off the costs of driving around town and run errands?

Cutting Expenses: 4 Reasons Your Business Needs to Capitalize on Discounts

Small businesses succeed, in large part, because of entrepreneurs' efforts to minimize costs and increase efficiency. Unfortunately, too many business owners become complacent in their daily operations and forget to actively search for the best deal.

How to Keep Your Small Business Alive During Tough Financial Times

Small business owners need to be savvy and come up with real ways to reduce their expenses and increase their cash flow. In simple terms, less money needs to be leaving your account and more money needs to be coming in. It is an obvious statement to say that you need higher profits, but so many companies are missing opportunities to do just that.

Businesses Should Prepare for Internet Tax Law

The U.S. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, and it is currently under consideration in the House of Representatives. Most analysts feel confident that some version of the law will pass although it isn't yet clear what changes might be made.

5 Tax Issues That Cause IRS Trouble for 1099 Workers

Are you a freelancer or independent contractor who receives a Form 1099 instead of a W-2 form at the end of the year? If so, then you should be aware of the five tax issues that are the most likely to cause IRS trouble for anyone subject to 1099 reporting of wages or income.

Accounting Tips for Seasonal Small Businesses

Do you run a seasonal small business—one where the bulk of your revenue comes in a few months or even weeks? If you do, chances are you are all too aware of the intense nature of the season—a time when you can't possibly keep up with the workload. One of the first things that slides during a crush of activity for many small seasonal businesses is accounting.

Gain More Customers by Accepting Mobile Payments

Unless your business is fixed in a store or shop or in your home, you're going to need to accept mobile payments for when you're doing business on the go or in the field. With industry technology becoming more reliable and more affordable every day, there's no reason not to accept mobile payments.

Financial Statement Fruit Salad Is a Recipe for Disaster

You can't make good decisions for your business without accurate financial statements. If someone is inputting the wrong information, or putting it in the wrong locations, then you'll have financial statements which can't be relied upon. You don't need to know the intricacies of how each entry is made. You do need to know enough to question if the statements don't appear to be right.

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