Suzanne Kearns

Suzanne Kearns

Suzanne has been a full-time freelance writer for 20 years. She’s written for numerous business and financial publications such as Entrepreneur, Reason Magazine, Home Business Magazine, and Money Crashers.

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What is days sales outstanding? How to calculate and improve DSO

Days sales outstanding (DSO) is the average number of days it takes a company to collect payment after a sale is made. Learn how outstanding payments can impact your business and how to improve your DSO ratio.

Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Bankruptcy

Every business fears reaching the point when bankruptcy is the only option. Here's everything you need to know about small business bankruptcy.

How to close a business: A 10-step guide for small business owners

Knowing how to close a business is just as important as knowing how to open one. Here are the steps you need to take to protect yourself from liability.

How to set up a payroll system (even if you only have one employee)

If you have employees, you're responsible for issuing paychecks regularly and for deducting and paying taxes. Learn how to setup a payroll system.

6 Business Policies You Should Put in Writing (and Why)

You can protect your business by putting certain policies in writing. Here are six policies that every small-business owner should have in written form.|You can protect your business by putting certain policies in writing. Here are six policies that every small-business owner should have in written form.

Are car wraps a good investment for your small business?

If you've seen vehicle wraps in you area advertising other local businesses, you may have wondered if it makes sense for your company.

How — and Why — to Keep Your Business and Personal Accounts Separate

5 Ways to Save Time by Automating Your Small Business

It's easy to become time strapped when you run a small business. If you're doing things manually, here are 5 areas where automation could save time.|It's easy to become time strapped when you run a small business. If you're doing things manually, here are 5 areas where automation could save time.

8 common tax audit triggers to avoid

How to Internationalize Your Website

If you want to increase online sales, you can optimize your site to reach customers that don't speak English. Learn how to internationalize your site.

7 tips for negotiating the best deal with your suppliers

When is the last time you renegotiated pricing with your suppliers? Get tips for negotiating to decrease your expenses so you can realize more profit.

How to write off a vacation on your taxes

If done properly, the IRS allows business owners to write off parts of their vacation expenses, even if the trip isn't only for business purposes.|If done properly, the IRS allows business owners to write off parts of their vacation expenses, even if the trip isn't only for business purposes.

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