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Personal and business finance software and services allow users to keep track of their spending and monitor various checking accounts and credit cards all in one place. Whether we like it or not, accounting and taxes also come into play here in addition to budgeting, billing and more. If are ready to take a more active role in planning your finances, you’ve come to the right place.

Interview with Taylor Mingos of Fetch (Expense Management Tool)

Taylor Mingos of Fetch

We interviewed Taylor back in 2014 as one of our first in our People Who Rock the Web series. Since they he’s launched another company and we got the chance to chat with Taylor again about his latest venture: Fetch. A simplified expense report tracker for small businesses. Learn more about how the idea came about, what he’s learned over the years and other tips for budding entrepreneurs.

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Buildium Reviews: The Best Value for Property Managers?

Person holding keys

Are you a property manager looking for a way to streamline your business practices? If so, property management software can rock your company’s world, giving you tenant background checks, online rent payments, online maintenance requests, accounting, reporting and more — all on one platform. Buildium is a popular choice that offers all of this functionality. But, is it the best software on the market for your specific property management needs? Read our Buildium reviews to get our take on this online software solution…

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If You Get Audited by IRS, What Happens?

Calculator and pen and paper with finances

Have you received the dreaded notice that you’re being audited by the Internal Revenue Service? Or worry that the big audit might strike you when you least expect it? If you get audited by the IRS, what happens? First, don’t panic. There are many reasons for an audit, and in 80% of all cases, this requirement only concerns a minor issue on your tax return. Still, we know it’s a stressful event, and we’re here to give you the information you need to get through the process as easily as possible…

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FastLane by FastPay Reviews: Easy Online Lending for Digital Media Companies

FastPay on laptop with cash

Can’t front financing for your new project until you receive payment for your past digital media work? Not getting paid on time is a widespread problem in the online advertising industry. How can you ever get ahead? Applying for a business loan or raising venture capital aren’t ideal options, especially for small businesses. Introducing FastLane by FastPay, a niche online lender that offers financing for digital media companies. Is FastPay a viable alternative? Our FastLane by FastPay reviews gives you all the information you need to decide if this online lender can help you get your head above water without borrowing against your business…

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ShopKeep Reviews: The Best POS for Small Biz Owners?

ShopKeep at coffee shop

Time to update your antiquated cash register? Looking for a modern alternative for your small business? The ShopKeep point of sale (POS) system could be just the ticket. This iPad-based POS system is one of the most intuitive systems we’ve seen. ShopKeep isn’t for everyone. It gears itself toward small businesses with rich features and cloud-based offsite data storage. Keep reading our ShopKeep reviews to see if it’s the best solution for you — and why we chose ShopKeep as our top pick for the best small business POS system…

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Interview with Cameron Priest, TradeGecko Co-Founder and CEO

Interview with Cameron Priest

What started as an idea by Cameron Priest, his brother and a friend is now a worldwide inventory management software platform in 140 countries and counting. Originally from New Zealand, Cameron Priest and his team of over 100 at TradeGecko are based primarily in Singapore where they’ve found success with the country’s mission of fostering entrepreneurial spirit and offering opportunities for technology and funding. Learn more about the history, struggles and successes of TradeGecko and what it’s like to manage a global startup company…

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What is Dropshipping? No Inventory, No Problem

Forklift carrying boxes: What is Dropshipping?

Have you ever had a dream of owning your own retail business, but you can’t imagine raising the start-up capital, let alone the hassle of running a physical store, managing inventory, shipping, employees and other major costs? Welcome to the wonderful world of the web and drop shipping companies. Today’s technology provides a wealth of opportunities for almost anyone to own their own online retail biz at a fraction of the capital it used to take to launch and maintain a non-virtual store. Dropshipping is an integral ingredient in this equation, but what is dropshipping and how does it work…

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Affiliate Nexus Tax Laws: Will They Affect You?

Person counting money

Legislation has been enacted in several states to tax the sale of affiliate products. The legislation, widely known as the Amazon Tax, or Affiliate Program Tax, or Sales and Use Tax, requires that an affiliate provider pay state sales tax on items sold by their affiliates, whether or not the directly operate in the state. Affiliate providers such as Amazon.com, instead of paying the sales tax, are terminating affiliate accounts in affected states, including those where the law is being considered. Read this article to find out how you can help prevent the law from going into effect in your state…

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Interview with Russ Fujioka, Xero US President

Russ Fujioka Interview

Russ Fujioka has quite the resume making a career out of building companies and their brands. His latest venture is heading up the United States division of one of the world’s leading account software companies. Xero is a global company with hundreds of employees, yet it caters to small to mid size businesses. Learn more about his advice and the future of accounting for small businesses for one of our top picks for best accounting software.

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Indiegogo vs Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Your Idea

Indiegogo vs Kickstarter

Crowdfunding takes the “crowd” element that has been applied to many Internet based ventures (such as cloud computing, online petitions, etc.) and applies it to the funding of dreams and projects that would not be able to raise the needed funds with just typical, local connections. We compare two of the leading crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and give you the pros and cons for each, so you can maximize the chances that your project will get funded…

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