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Is Your Current Expense Management System Allowing Employee Theft? Probably.

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Top Expense Management Problems & One Solution As a business owner, cash flow is always top of mind. You set rules and processes in place to ensure that every dime that comes in and out is accounted for – yet somehow cash still slips through the cracks. A significant amount of this leakage is due to intentional or unintentional employee theft, and it adds up to $50 billion per year for businesses in the US….

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How Big Data Can Help You get a Small Business Loan

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< Non-traditional Ways That Banks Rate Your Creditworthiness If you’re looking to get a small business loan, it’s time to take down those photos of you drinking the tequila worm in Cabo on your Facebook page. As small business lending moves away from traditional institutions such as banks, alternative lenders are looking more and more at alternative sources of information to determine financial responsibility. And your social media footprint is just a small piece of...

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Will Mobile Payments Become More Popular in 2016?

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The Future of Mobile Payments The Money 20/20 Conference held in October in Las Vegas brought the future of mobile payments into the forefront of the FinTech world’s minds, which could be the cause of the recent forecast by eMarketer which predicts a massive growth (210%) in mobile payment usage in 2016. That’s an amazing increase, but part of the reason behind it is that at the moment people just aren’t using mobile payment technology….

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Filing Taxes for 2015

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2015 Small Business Tax Planning Tips With 2015 coming to a close, it’s never too early to start thinking about filing taxes for the tax year 2015/2016. When next April comes around, you want to be completely up-to-date with the relevant legislations, rules and reforms that might have an impact on your business. With that in mind, we wanted to highlight some of the relevant changes for tax time 2016. Change to IRS Standard Mileage…

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Event Planners: Your Secret Weapon for Holiday Party Expenses

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As an event planner, you’re approaching one of your busiest times of year! Holiday party season is bound to be a crazy period for you, and with that comes a considerable amount of stress. When things are that busy, it’s more likely that things will be missed or mistakes made. Whether it’s a corporate or private holiday party, if things go wrong you risk losing your client’s patronage, and possibly your reputation. Last Minute Holiday Party…

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Your Year End Business Housekeeping Checklist

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As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time for small business owners to take stock and do some business housekeeping. Your business is likely preparing to wind down for the holiday break, so with a little planning now, you can get everything sorted out and not worry about what you’re coming back to in the new year! Here’s a checklist of things to do before the year finishes: Stay current –…

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Which is Better for Your Business: a Prepaid Card or a Credit Card?

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With the wealth of different financial options out there for small business owners, how do you decide what to choose? To dispel some of the confusion around the different types of cards available, we’ve decided to tell you a little more about the Bento business prepaid debit MasterCard – the perfect solution for smart small business owners who want to avoid the risk of giving a corporate credit card to employees. The Bento Prepaid Debit…

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