Category: Small Business

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Square Debuts New Generation of Square Stand for Small Businesses

Over the past decade, Square has become a ubiquitous part of many small businesses. In addition to its popular attachments that turn phones into card readers, the company has continued to expand its offerings with new platforms, products, and more. Now, the firm has announced an update to one of its small business options that allows entrepreneurs to repurpose tech they may already have and turn it into a point...

Plastiq Introduces Plastiq Pay, New Features for Small Businesses

As businesses continue to navigate a quickly-changing landscape, a number of startups are looking to meet the moment and provide tools that can assist entrepreneurs in building their businesses. Case in point: this week, Plastiq announced the launch of Plastiq Pay to help small business owners improve their cash flow. With the new platform, businesses will be able to view all of their card and bank account balance info in...

Apple Opens Business Essentials to All U.S. Small Businesses

When it comes to managing a small business, the list of technologies and devices being employed has grown tremendously over the past several years. In addition to all-in-one business ecosystems such as Square, many operations also use their fair share of computers, tablets, and cell phones for a wide variety of uses. With that in mind, Apple has introduced a set of service and product solutions specifically for small businesses....

IRS Standard Mileage Rates: What They Are and What Options You Have

With tax season now in full swing and gas prices making it pricier to fill your tank, contractors, self-employed individuals, and small business owners may be wondering about how the IRS's standard business mileage rates work. Furthermore, since these rates are set before the year begins, there's also the chance that your actual expenses may exceed what their standard rate offers. With that in mind, let's take a look at...

Bank of America Introduces New Secured Credit Offerings

Just like many Americans, small business owners may find that their credit could use some improvement. Unfortunately, establishing positive credit can be a bit of a Catch 22. Additionally, by not using credit cards, entrepreneurs could be missing out on rewards that could then be used to reinvest in their businesses. With that in mind, Bank of America has announced new secured credit offerings, including the launch of a secured...

Small Business Accounting Platform Named Finally Raises $95 Million

For small business owners, managing finances can be one of the most challenging and confusing tasks. Between worrying about cash flow, taxes, invoicing, and bookkeeping, there's plenty for entrepreneurs to concern themselves with — often taking them away from other business tasks. That's a big reason why a growing number of FinTechs have worked to create solutions for these small businesses. Among them is a company called Finally, which recently...

Barclays Awarding $255k in Latest "Small Business Big Wins" Promotion

Throughout the past couple of years, several larger companies have stepped up to help smaller businesses in a number of different ways. This includes banks and credit card issuers, such as American Express, who have held sweepstakes and contests for entrepreneurs. On that note, Barclays is readying for another round of its "Small Business Big Wins" contest, which will award a total of $255,000 to deserving small businesses. From now...

Funding Circle, Nationwide Launch Partnership to Assist Small Businesses

Small business lender Funding Circle and popular insurance company Nationwide are teaming up. Billed as the first collaboration between an online lender and leading property and casualty insurer, the two companies are aiming to increase access to financing and resources for small business owners. As a result of the partnership, business owners will be able to apply for access to capital through Funding Circle as well as apply for insurance...