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Before Applying for a Loan, Consider the 5 C’s of Credit

Before applying, consider the 5 C's of Credit

Have you ever applied for a business loan with your bank and walked away wondering what criteria the bank uses to decide whether or not to approve your loan? Every bank is different and there will be differences in loan

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How to set up your company to pay employees with direct deposit

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If you’re a business owner or manager looking to pay your employees with direct deposit, figuring out where to start can be a little tricky. For instance, should you start by talking to your bank? Or, maybe your accounting software

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Why your business might should dump Tiered Rate for Interchange Plus

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There are two prevailing schools of thought when it comes to credit card processing fees. And, chances are that—if your business accepts credit cards—you’re set up under one of these fee structures: Tiered Rate or Interchange Plus. Knowing the difference

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Don’t like your business name? Change it!

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Having second thoughts about the name of your business? I have the solution to your problem. It’s called an Assumed Name or “Doing Business As” Certificate. Most people refer to such a thing simply as a DBA. Help!  I’m a square

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“Form”-ing good ACH compliance habits starts with forms

Even though many payments today are made electronically, the initial setup of these transactions usually requires a physical signature on an actual piece of paper. This is especially true for ACH originators, many of whom use ACH transactions to pay their

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Mom says, “Eat your vegetables.” Your banker says, “Hire an accountant.”

Eat Your Vegetables

My mom made my brother and I believe that eating spinach would give us biceps like Popeye’s—steaming battleships included. While none of the four biceps among us ever grew to a size adequate enough to attract a woman the quality

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Four lessons from the Target data breach

Perhaps the biggest media story of December occurred when news broke that the debit and credit card numbers of 40 million Target shoppers were compromised in one of the largest U.S. retail data breaches ever recorded. What made matters worse

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