Author Archives: Julia

How Small Businesses Can Influence Big Companies

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and account for 99.7% of all employers. Small businesses work with large enterprises as vendors, customers, competitors or partners. Large businesses can learn from small business ingenuity, innovation, agile management, customer service, workplace culture and diversity.  Small businesses are often seen as the little guys, but… Read More »

Creating Payroll Reports in QuickBooks

QuickBooks Online payroll reports give you a snapshot of your business’s employees and pay data. QuickBooks Online offers 17 unique payroll reports. It’s easy to export payroll reports to Excel, which is a plus for small businesses. This article is for small business owners and accountants who want to create payroll reports in QuickBooks Online.… Read More »

Setting Up QuickBooks Payroll Direct Deposit

Setting up QuickBooks payroll direct deposit makes processing payroll efficient. The vast majority of employees prefer and receive payroll via direct deposit. Using QuickBooks payroll direct deposit will save you time and money. This article is for business owners and accountants looking to process payroll through QuickBooks Online. Once you have set up payroll in… Read More »

How to Accept SMS Payments

SMS payments enable customers to make payments via text messages. SMS payments can help businesses receive payment more quickly and reduce the chances that customers miss important payments. SMS payments are highly secure ways to engage in commercial transactions. This article is for small business owners interested in accepting SMS payments. Picture this: One day,… Read More »

How Do You Accept Recurring Payments?

Recurring payments are credit or debit card payments that your company automatically receives at predictable intervals. Third-party payment processors handle recurring payments with your bank, as well as the bank behind the customer’s card. Recurring payments reduce your accounts receivable and result in fewer service interruptions for customers. This article is for small business owners… Read More »

Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems for Inventory Management

Inventory management is critical for retailers and restaurants. If you choose the right point-of-sale (POS) system for your business, you can effectively manage your inventory. Your inventory management is successful if you have fewer mis-shipments, out-of-stocks and dead stock (obsolete or unsellable) items. This article is for small business owners interested in implementing a POS… Read More »

How to Run a Gift Card Program for Small Businesses

Gift cards increase profits in two ways: when a gift card recipient buys more than the face value of the card, and when there is an unused balance left on a card. Most POS systems have a built-in gift card feature, so setting up a program is relatively easy. Gift cards paired with a POS… Read More »

How to Create a Biweekly Pay Schedule

Biweekly pay describes paychecks that arrive every two weeks, resulting in 26 paychecks per year. Biweekly pay differs from semimonthly pay, which is issued twice per month and 24 times per year. Whether or not you should use biweekly pay varies based on many factors, but a payroll software is always the best way to… Read More »

ShopKeep vs. Square POS Comparison

Square and ShopKeep are two top point-of-sale (POS) system providers that can support small businesses. Square and ShopKeep have somewhat different pricing plans and features, and knowing which one is best suited for your business is key to a successful relationship. This comparison page breaks down the similarities and differences between Square and ShopKeep, including… Read More »

Stripe vs. Authorize.net

Stripe and Authorize.net are two of the best credit card processing providers that can support small businesses. Stripe and Authorize.net have somewhat different pricing plans and features, and knowing which one is best suited for your business is key to a successful relationship. This comparison page breaks down the similarities and differences between Stripe and… Read More »