Whether you’ve already been through the PPP application process or you’re searching for funding for the first time, this post is for you. We’re going to cover the most frequently asked questions surrounding the second round of PPP funding. We’ll cover topics such as the requirements you must meet to receive a loan, how funds can be used, and whether you can receive another PPP loan if you already received one (spoiler alert: you can!)
Freelancers are self-employed individuals that work for themselves. Freelancers typically perform work for various clients. In some cases, freelancers may perform one-time services for clients, while other times they may work on longer-term or recurring projects. Freelancers may work for themselves full-time, or simply take on side gigs in addition to their traditional job.
Xero’s advanced features, numerous integrations, and support for unlimited users make it a top choice for mid-to-large-sized businesses that are willing to put in the time and effort to learn the software. FreshBooks is a better fit for smaller businesses that want easy-to-use software equipped with basic features like invoicing.
The second round of PPP grants $284 billion to business owners in the form of forgivable loans. As government mandates continue to keep some businesses shuttered or under strict regulations, a PPP loan could be just what you need to keep your business on track in 2021, regardless of whether or not you participated in the first round.
For many freelancers, tax time is a time of stress. It’s easy to let fear and panic take over. What are these forms you’re receiving in the mail? What forms do you file? Is the IRS going to take all of your hard-earned money? In this post for freelance taxes 101, we’re going to break it down for you.
A budget is nothing but a piece of paper (or spreadsheet) if you don’t stick to it. Watch out for overspending, cut costs where necessary, and adjust your budget as needed to account for any changes in your business.
There are business grants out there that give small business owners and entrepreneurs access to capital. However, it isn’t as easy as pulling out your credit card and receiving a magic list in your mailbox. It takes work to find grants that you qualify for, and even then, competition is pretty stiff. That doesn’t mean you should automatically write-off business grants, though.
The EIDL is a low-interest, long-term loan for small business owners that have been impacted by COVID. These loans offer low, fixed rates and repayment terms up to 30 years. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees, certain nonprofits, and agricultural businesses can apply and be approved if they meet all criteria set by the SBA.
PayPal invoicing allows you to create professional invoices in just minutes. There are no software downloads required, and you can create and send your invoices from your computer or mobile device.
QuickBooks Desktop 2021 now offers customer groups. With this feature, you can group customers based on set criteria such as location, customer status, or customer type. Once your groups are created, you can send automated statements, payment reminders, or create custom mailing lists.