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Davina Ward

Expert Analyst & Reviewer
A New York native, Davina earned her BA in English from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. After graduating, she began her career as a freelance writing generalist before finding a niche writing about SaaS. Davina unironically enjoys testing and reviewing software on her free time but otherwise can be found oscillating between hobbies every few weeks or so — most recently, longboarding.
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What To Do When A Client Doesn’t Pay

With the US’s debt collection industry accruing an annual revenue of about $13.4 billion, it’s safe to say that non-paying customers are a fairly common occurrence in the business realm. However, before you send your customer accounts to collections and wash your hands of the matter, make sure you have exhausted all viable means of contact and collection with the customer.

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Jan 20, 2022 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 0

What Is Hazard Pay & Should You Be Paying It?

Should you offer hazard pay? The COVID-19 pandemic brought the issue of hazard pay into the public spotlight and spurred many local governments to action, with hazard pay ordinances popping up in 49 states. Find out how and when hazard pay is appropriate, and see if it’s required in your local area.

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Oct 27, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

How To Use Square Payroll In 5 Steps

Square Payroll is full-service payroll software for businesses of all sizes. The software offers robust payroll automation and tools that will save your business time when it comes to paying employees and contractors. This guide will walk you through the process of running payroll with Square Payroll.

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Oct 19, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

15 Xero Integrations To Help You Run Your Business

Xero boasts an app store with over 1,000 software integrations that allow businesses to use multiple pieces of software together. Unfortunately, that’s 1,000 software integrations too many when you’re trying to find the right software for your business. You’re in luck, though; this guide provides a great starting place for small businesses looking for software platforms that integrate with Xero.

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Oct 8, 2021 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 0

How To Create A Business Invoice

The prospect of drafting your first business invoice can be daunting. After all, it’s the document that helps ensure that your business is paid the money it’s owed. Moreover, invoicing mistakes can cause payment delays and lots of headaches. Fortunately, mastering invoicing isn’t a herculean task. Sending out a complete professional invoice simply requires attention to detail and a solid template.

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Sep 23, 2021 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing 0

The Best Free Payroll Software For Businesses

Time is precious for small business owners, who already have a lot on their plates, so we’ve assembled a list of the best free payroll software apps to help streamline paying your employees. For each, we’ve reviewed their top features, pros, and cons, to help find a payroll application that is right for your small business needs. Read on!

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Jan 10, 2022 Filed under: Payroll 1

The 8 Best Payroll Software For Small Businesses

Looking for the best payroll software app for your small business? Merchant Maverick has spent countless hours learning the ins and outs of payroll software and testing the best options around. Gusto is the best overall small business software, with ADP as runner-up, while Square is the easiest to use. But there are even more great choices on the list.

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Jan 4, 2022 Filed under: Payroll 4

The Ultimate Year-End Payroll Checklist

Make year-end payroll easy with this step-by-step guide and free business payroll checklist. Learn your tax obligations, the required tax forms, and this year’s payroll filing dates so you can properly complete your business’s year-end payroll.

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Nov 9, 2021 Filed under: Payroll 0

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