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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
Etsy has long been the sales platform of choice for independent artisans. But while selling on Etsy remains lucrative for many, it has its drawbacks. Fortunately, independent craftspeople have dozens of alternative e-commerce platforms to choose from. Which is the right fit for you?
According to a CareerBuilder poll conducted in 2017, about one-third of all American workers have at least one side gig. This doesn't surprise me,...
Are you setting up your first home office? Even if you’re trying to get up and running fast, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Here’s how to plan, budget for, and save on everything you need, from electronics to furniture to supplies.
As the economic carnage wrought by the pandemic worsens, many Americans are looking for new ways to make ends meet. Freelance writing is one of the most popular side hustles around. But you must examine the key factors for setting your rates and understand how to increase those rates over time.
COVID-19-related social distancing is causing many small businesses to close or scale back. That means there’s now less money going back into local economies. Thankfully, if you want to support local business owners while complying with social distancing, there are still plenty of options available.
Whether you’re starting a business or are one of the millions telecommuting for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the challenges of working from home and how to overcome them is the first step to ensuring you become a successful and productive remote worker.