Accounting/Banking/Credit (109)

Cloud-Based Accounting Solutions to Reduce Overhead Costs

Cloud-based accounting solutions offer a cost-effective way for businesses to manage their financial operations while reducing overhead costs. With the ability of these accounting solutions to move their accounting tasks to the cloud, companies can avoid the need to invest in additional headcount, office space, and equipment like computers and printers. This can result in significant savings, as these expenses can be quite substantial.


Digital Automation & Tax

This year, technology will continue to have a growing role in tax departments as they look to do more with what they already have. Digital automation will quickly become an important tool in companies and workforces as business leaders look to make decisions quicker. 


7 Challenges Your Small Business Faces

Owning and running a small business is a dream of almost everyone. However, this is a big challenge, especially considering the problems you will likely face. While having the idea is the easiest part, starting and managing a business is not a simple task, as some might want to believe. The first two years of a business are the biggest problem, and most small businesses do not make it past this period. Those brave enough will successfully manage every aspect of the business starting from employees, marketing and administration, and ensure that they do not miss any leads. Here are some challenges that your small business might face.


Check These Options for Small Business Loans

Although many potential entrepreneurs have great business ideas, most of them face financial difficulties. This makes starting a small business daunting. Although a great business plan is critical for such a venture, financing is the top element that you need to realize success. Sadly, coming up with the right amount demands discipline and the ability to impress lenders. This may mean that you should have more than one financing option on the table because the traditional lenders have some range they consider before they can fund your idea. If you have a low credit score or lack collateral to give to the lender, there are other alternatives you can try out for your startup. Check these options for small business loans if they can help in your venture.


Your Business Can Still Avoid Bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic has indeed subjected many businesses to untold suffering and losses. If your business is struggling, now is not the time to give up. Instead, you should think of ways to remain afloat during these difficult moments. For a small business, there is a lot of pressure to perform after launch. This often leads to the failure of roughly 20% of small businesses. On the contrary, as many as 45% fail within their first five years. Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, their chances of remaining afloat have become slimmer. As such, the number of bankruptcies has risen more than ever before, with Bloomberg's report showing that bankruptcies have increased by over 36%. While bankruptcies cannot be overstated, there are many ways for small business owners to safeguard against the folding over. Here are a few of them.


Fraud is Becoming Prevalent around PPP Loans

It is now more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic brought the world's economy almost to a standstill, and we are witnessing changes in businesses that we have never seen before. As the Small Business Administration (SBA) rolled out a massive lending program ever seen in the United States history, fraudsters saw a potential area to exploit, which is the reason for the rising cases of COVID-19-related fraud. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has termed the high levels of fraud as “historic” and focuses on taking a high level of enforcement action to counter the threat. 


Small Business Tax Strategies for 2021

As a small business owner, every penny always counts, and 2021 is an extraordinary year that every income must be secured than ever. As the pandemic-related challenges continue mounting, you must optimize your revenue and income sources, minimize your expenses and reduce your tax liability. Sadly, many entrepreneurs lack adequate knowledge of tricks and tools that can help them achieve this. They, in most cases, end up spending more money than they should. Although some may see taxation and setting up strategies as a challenging undertaking, the truth is that you don’t need to be a professional accountant to understand it and take advantage of the accounting tips. Here are a few strategies that you should consider in 2021.


New Updates to PPP Loans for Smaller Businesses

The federal government is in its final stages of a program that will help small businesses remain operational during the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus pandemic posing eral challenges to businesses, the government is looking for ways to support small businesses. President Biden announced various revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) approved by Congress last year. The new tweaks put in place by the Biden administration gives exclusive access to the loans to the smallest of small businesses in the US.


Credit Union vs. Traditional Bank: Which is Better for Business

As an organization, how do you decide who to entrust your money to? Does a company opt for a local credit union or open an account at a well-known bank? If you’ve recently opened a business or are looking to change which financial institution you trust your money to – you’ve come to the right place. While there is no correct answer – this article aims to outline the pros and cons of a credit union versus a traditional bank when it comes to a company or business.


How to Manage Your Cash Flow

This year has shown the importance of high cash flow as the pandemic has forced small businesses around the world to close – many unable to survive shutdowns and decreased sales. Those that have endured are predominately companies that have adequate cash flow that they can lean on during this unprecedented time.


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