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How to Create a Content Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

Content marketing establishes your business or brand as a trusted authority to your ideal customer. The best part? Most content marketing is free, so it’s the ideal strategy for small advertising budgets. Here’s how to get started creating your own small-business content marketing plan.
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Multilevel Marketing (MLM) vs. Pyramid Scheme – Red Flags to Watch...

Tell me if this sounds familiar: An acquaintance from high school reaches out on Facebook to let you know about a great opportunity she...
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6 Best Free Business Checking Accounts of 2020

Free checking accounts aren’t entirely absent from business banking. They’re just more difficult to find — which means small-business owners and solopreneurs need to know where to look. If you’re searching for a free business checking account for your small business, start your search here.
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How to Start an Online Business & Make Money in a...

Even during down economies, there are always opportunities. Online businesses offer low overhead and startup costs, making them an easier path to entrepreneurship, particularly during recessions. How can you launch a successful online business during a down economy? Here’s how to get started.
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12 Best Small Business Checking Accounts of 2020

Most business bank accounts impose transaction limits and demand hefty minimum balances to waive monthly fees, putting small businesses at a disadvantage. But the picture isn’t uniformly bleak. These small-business checking accounts have low minimum balance requirements and plenty of fringe benefits.
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22 Best Small Business Credit Cards – Reviews & Comparison

Small business credit cards are increasingly popular business financing options, particularly for entrepreneurs who don't qualify for traditional business loans and don't have access...
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Shopify is the go-to e-commerce solution for hundreds of thousands of small and midsize businesses. But it's definitely not the cheapest e-commerce provider on the block. If you’re looking for a lower-cost alternative to Shopify, here are some options to consider. 
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The Importance of Failure in Life and How to Learn From...

Failure feels terrible. It's demoralizing, embarrassing, and can wreck your self-confidence if you let it. However, failure can be one of your most valuable...
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Guide for Small-Business Owners

The Small Business Administration is disbursing up to $349 billion in low-interest forgivable loans to many American small businesses, freelancers, and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program. Find out if you qualify and how to apply before the money runs out.
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PPP Loan Repayment & Forgiveness – Common Questions Answered

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act allows borrowers to use up to 40% of their loans’ proceeds for certain nonpayroll expenses without jeopardizing forgiveness eligibility provided they use the remainder for payroll expenses. But many borrowers still have questions. Get the answers here.
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Schedule E (Tax Form 1040) Instructions – Supplemental Income & Loss

If you earn rental income, receive royalties, or have income from a pass-through entity such as a partnership or S corporation, you’ll need to complete IRS Schedule E when you file your taxes. Reporting supplemental income can be confusing but the form itself is pretty simple. Learn how to complete it here.
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Changing From NAFTA to USMCA – How to Prepare Your Business

The April 2020 announcement of a midsummer replacement of NAFTA was unexpected. For many companies, this short window doesn’t offer enough time. But the new USMCA has some significant changes for many businesses, including stronger enforcement provisions. Will you be ready by July 1?