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15 Small business grants all women entrepreneurs should apply for

It can be difficult for startup companies to become profitable and small businesses led by women are at a disadvantage. Data from the loan market suggests that female entrepreneurs are 5 percent less likely to receive conventional business loans.

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Contractors: don’t leave these tax deductions on the table

If you are like most independent contractors, you value your freedom. You work when you want, where you want, and, if you are really lucky, as often as you want. That freedom does not extend to your business taxes, however.

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How much does it cost to hire an employee?

Whether it’s your first or your fortieth, hiring a new employee is a big step. But how much does it really cost? It’s more than just their salary. The cost of an employees is usually 1.25 to 1.4 times their salary, depending on the benefits you offer and other things.

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Profit calculator for small businesses

When it comes to growing a successful small business, profitability is key. To help you determine when you will break even or turn a profit, use this profit calculator. 

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Small business alert: The American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan has been signed into law and there are some provisions for small businesses. Some particularly hard-hit industries will get targeted relief. Here’s what you can expect.

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10 Cost-cutting ideas to reduce business expenses now

The key to business growth requires the right balance between increasing sales and cutting unnecessary costs. Here are 10 tactics to help you reduce business expenses now.

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Should small businesses defer payroll taxes?

The new payroll tax deferral is supposed to help put more money into employees' pockets to help them manage these uncertain times. But is it the right choice for your small business? Find out more.

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