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Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

3 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Small Business Payment Processing

Payment processing, especially for small businesses, can be a costly and complicated experience. In today’s market, accepting credit cards and mobile payments is essentially a requirement to be able to compete. But a lot of small business owners don’t even know where to start. A simple Google search might reveal that your bank offers merchant… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

6 Important Lending Terms for Business Owners to Know

Whether you’re in the beginning stages of launching your small business or have been around for 20 years, seeking business financing can feel overwhelming. Having a good grasp of the essential terms to make an informed decision about financing your business can make this process much more comfortable for you. What’s the difference between a… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Taxes

How The 2018 Tax Reform Impacts Your Small Business

Welcome, Hartford readers, to the Kabbage blog! We’re here to help you and your small business achieve your goals and see success. Check out our blog for additional tips, tools and resources. From marketing to cybersecurity to hiring and more, Kabbage is here for your small business. If you’re interested in learning more about what… Read more

Cash Flow, Ecommerce, Finance & Accounting

7 Expenses That All Ecommerce Businesses Should Know About

We’ve all heard the expression: Cash is king. But having cash alone isn’t enough. Your small business also needs to understand how to manage that cash and how to deal with typical ecommerce expenses. A lot of online businesses make the mistake of not remaining cash flow positive. They spend more than they make, or… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

5 Ways to Successfully Decrease Business Overhead Expenses

You determine the success of your small business from the top talent you hire, the technology you implement and the direction of your company culture. One of the top ideas on most entrepreneur’s minds is lowering expenses for the New Year. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure this decision on your own. We researched the… Read more

Finance & Accounting

Are You Ready for Your 2018 Budget?

If you haven’t already, it’s time to prep your business’ 2018 budget. While a variety of factors determine your business’ success or failure, your ability to create and stick to a budget is key to its survival. Your budget can help you: Anticipate cash inflows and outflows Prepare for tax obligations Identify financing needs Explore… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Taxes

A Guide to Section 179 for Small Business Owners

It’s never too early to focus on upcoming taxes. Naturally, small businesses want to maximize their deductions to minimize taxes. However, they might not be aware of a certain tax code that benefits them: Section 179. According to a survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), only 65 percent of small business… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

Which Business Loan Is Right for Your Small Business?

Too many American business owners don’t have the capital they need to grow because they fear lenders will deny their credit applications. Even when facing financial difficulties, most businesses shy away from debt. A 2016 survey by the Federal Reserve bank, reported that 76 percent of businesses used their own funds to overcome financial challenges…. Read more

Finance & Accounting, Retail & Inventory, Small Business Loans

An Overview of Retail Loans

The phrase “retail loans” refers to loans obtained from retail lenders. However, in some cases, the phrase can also apply to loans taken out by retailers. To shed some light on the similarities and differences between these two definitions, here is an overview and a look at some related concepts: What are retail lenders? Retail… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

What You Need to Know About Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster

It can be tough to rebuild after a natural disaster. In fact, 40 percent of small businesses don’t reopen their doors after disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With both hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many small businesses have been negatively affected. If you’re one of those small businesses, here are some tips… Read more