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Expense Management Tips for Property Managers

Whether you rent out a single house or manage multiple buildings with hundreds of tenants, it's always important to keep your property management costs to a minimum to ensure profitability. Here are several ways to reduce your costs for both commercial and residential properties.  Continue reading
Quicken Small Business Budget Template

Small Business Budget Template to Manage Your Cash Flow

A detailed and accurate budget is essential to ensuring your business has sufficient cash flow. Use this template to calculate your profit by subtracting fixed and variable costs from business income. Continue reading
5 Money Management Skills Every Small-Business Owner Needs

5 Money Management Skills Every Small-Business Owner Needs

Small businesses are the heart of our economy — making up 99 percent of U.S. employer firms, according to Babson College. And while your most important task as a small-business owner is to serve your customers, developing some business finance savvy is essential, too. Boosting your financial literacy is easier than you think, especially when you use budgeting software to help. Learn the top five... Continue reading
Budgeting Tools for New Small Business Owners

Budgeting Tools for New Small Business Owners

Budgeting for your new small business is much the same as budgeting in your personal life in some respects, but there’s one big difference: The income factor in your personal budget is usually somewhat fixed. Your business income can be limitless, on the other hand, or at least that’s your goal when you start out. Making and maintaining a good business budget helps you control costs and invest in... Continue reading
Best Online Budget Planners for Your Small Business

Best Online Budget Planners For Your Small Business

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or managing a business with a small staff, online budgeting software isn’t a nicety, it’s an essential. “Using budgeting software minimizes mistakes when you’re collaborating with multiple people,” says Amber Berry, owner of Feel Good Finances and Certified Financial Education Instructor based in Sacramento, California. According to Berry, “If you’re using pen and... Continue reading
Tabs on Go

Small Business Expense Tracking: Keeping Tabs On the Go

Like most things in life, financial transactions seldom happen while you're sitting down at your computer. Being on the road, whether for a business trip or on vacation, shouldn't mean you have to ignore your finances. When you use the Quicken mobile app on your smartphone or tablet, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips.  Continue reading

The Top Unexpected Expenses of Blogging

Starting a blog is one of the best ways to draw attention to your business. It's usually a relatively inexpensive way to get the word out, but the cost depends on the deals you can get with Web hosting sites and design firms. It also may depend on how computer savvy you are and what type of website you want to build. Continue reading

Invoicing Tips for Freelancers

You probably love the freedom of the freelancer's life: no bosses; no rules but the ones you make yourself; no set working hours; no dress code. You are literally your own boss and bookkeeper, with all the organizational responsibilities that come with that freedom. It's much easier to stay on track financially when you get organized and stay organized. Here are a few tips to help you do that... Continue reading

Financial Tips After Landing a Promotion

A promotion is certainly a career event to be celebrated, but you've worked hard for your money, so treat it right. Fortunately, there are several steps to take that will help you make the most of your growing income. Continue reading

How to Protect Your Business from Cyberfraud

With so many large data hacks dominating recent headlines; it would be easy to assume that only large corporations are the targets of cybercrime. But even small business owners can fall victim. In order to protect your business and your employees' sensitive data, it's best to be proactive when it comes to preventing fraud. Developing a plan to protect data isn't difficult, but effective security... Continue reading