Intuit is a well-known name in the world of business finance. Now the financial titan is getting in on the small business banking game with QuickBooks Cash. Customers will receive a 1.00% annual percentage yield (APY) on all balances — a competitive rate compared to most accounts on the market today. This new offering is meant to work in sync with Intuit’s existing QuickBooks products, such as payroll, payments, and accounting services.
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There’s a new kid on the block in the world of small business checking accounts: Kabbage Checking. As any new product should, this checking service — announced last week by online lender Kabbage — has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice business owners. To start, Kabbage Checking boasts a 1.10% annual percentage yield (APY) that will be paid out monthly to each customer account. While APYs do fluctuate based on the market, Kabbage’s offering is among the highest available to small businesses at the time of writing.
There are three ways to go when it comes to payroll. The first is to do it yourself manually; the second is to do it yourself but use a payroll software solution; the third is to hire an accountant or an accountancy firm to do it for you. Doing payroll manually demands the greatest time investment but it may also be the best way to save money if you’re just starting out. Read on for tips and tricks to DIY payroll, and learn when it might be best to go with an expert.
Ashley Miller took COVID-related job loss and uncertainty and turned her misfortune into opportunity, starting Ruby’s Cleaning Service just months into the worldwide pandemic. Thanks to hard work and a solid niche in the real estate market, this cleaning business looks to have a bright future. Read on as we turn our small business spotlight on Ruby’s Cleaning Service, LLC.
A perfect storm between closed coin production and a decrease in moving coins through the banking systems has resulted in a coin shortage, and some small businesses are already feeling the impact.
An interactive webseries sponsored partially by OpenHub, the Pivoteers and Pioneers project focuses on how small businesses in NY’s Hudson Valley are using tech to adapt to the changing landscape of Covid-19.
Located in Portland, Oregon’s Sellwood neighborhood, the Pied Piper cafe opened in 2015. The business boasted a contained play area, served fresh food, and even had a patio and on-site parking. It was also the type of desired community gathering spot dreamed about by other frazzled parents juggling work and kids in the upscale district. Owner Melissa Swan recently closed her doors. Read more about her journey here.
A business license is a permit to operate your business, and it is non-negotiable. In fact, it is illegal to operate a business without a permit or license. This keeps you accountable to the city in which you operate and helps local government agencies regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction. Learn more about getting and maintaining a license to run a business in your state.
Contact tracing is a critical part of the public health response to coronavirus, and it’s just as important for reopening the economy. As a business owner, contact tracing can help you protect your workers and customers from COVID-19, and even prevent your business from getting shut down in the event that an employee tests positive. Learn more about contact tracing and how you can set up a system to help your business prevent an outbreak.
Invoicing software makes it quick and easy to customize, create, and send invoices. Your clients can even pay you without printing a check, paying for postage, or even leaving their office. If you’re not already using invoicing software, what’s holding you back? For many business owners, a monthly software subscription might not be in the budget. But here’s the great news: there are lots of free invoicing software options on the market.