You’ve heard the old adage “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” This phrase is more than just a To Kill A Mockingbird lesson on understanding where others are coming from — it’s also the key to securing the business loan you need. By considering the loan process from the lender’s perspective and understanding what […]
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Have you ever sat by the ocean and watched the tide ebb and flow for hours? If so, you probably know a lot about water flow. As a business owner, though, you should be more focused on cash flow. What is cash flow? We’re glad you asked! Aptly named, cash flow is the money that […]
Most people know that QuickBooks offers accounting software, but did you know that the company also sells checks, tax forms, stamps, and even pens? Believe it or not, QuickBooks can be your one-stop shop for business checks and office supplies. And best of all, you can print the checks directly from your QuickBooks software. Keep […]
“Can I afford a small business loan?” For many business owners, this is (literally) the $64,000 question! With so many variables in play, it may seem daunting to calculate whether you can actually cover new loan payments. Luckily, there are multiple financial ratios in place to help you do just that. In this post, we’ll […]
When applying for loans, we often worry most about our credit scores. Many people don’t realize that there’s another factor that lenders consider: your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio. But what is the debt-to-income ratio, and why does it matter? In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the debt-to-income ratio. We’ll teach you […]
Choosing accounting software is a bit like playing Clue. The answer is out there, but you don’t always know where to begin or what questions to ask. Luckily, we do. The following twenty questions are designed to help you decide which software is best for you, regardless of how far along you are in the […]
No matter which you choose, these lenders vary in one distinct way from QuickBooks Capital: You get to take the initiative in finding capital instead of waiting for QuickBooks Capital to reach out.
Are you ready to start accepting credit and debit cards from your customers? Do you want your customers to be able to pay their invoices directly online? You’ve come to the right place. Here at Merchant Maverick, we know payment processing can be a tricky concept to wrap your mind around. Finding the best option […]
Taxes don’t have to be stressful. Use our top small business tax secret to make filing your business taxes easier.
The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about what has passed and what is to come, but this time shouldn’t be limited to personal reflection alone. As a small business owner, give yourself an opportunity to reflect on your business and its finances. What worked last year? What didn’t work […]