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Operating costs: Understanding and reducing them for your business

Your operating costs directly affect the profitability of your small business. Understanding them will help you plan for the future and grow your company.

Direct vs. indirect costs: What small business owners need to know

Some business expenses can take you by surprise. Understanding direct vs. indirect costs can help you budget better and avoid unwanted surprises.

Understanding per diems: 5 things to know before your trip

Per diem, meaning “per day” in Latin, is the designated allowance for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses.

3 Big Overhead Costs Most Small Businesses Can Live Without

Most small businesses need to stay lean and frugal, which means keeping an eye on overhead costs. Learn 3 areas where you might be able to save money.

How to calculate and track overhead costs for your small business

Overhead costs must be paid regardless of the company's current volume of business. Track them to determine the costs of goods or services.

Receipt and expense tracking still an obstacle for small business owners & self-employed

How to cut health insurance costs when you’re self-employed

If you work for yourself, you're in charge of your own health insurance. Learn about some great resources to help you choose the best healthcare options.

How to organize and manage your business bills

Paying bills may not be the most exciting tasks for you as a small business owner, but it’s definitely one of the most important.If you ever get i...

A Spring Cleaning Suggestion for Small Businesses: Get Your Expenses in Order

It's important to assess what's working in your business and what's not. Learn more about how to clean up your business expense management processes.

How to track expenses: tips, tricks, and tax deductibles

Did you lose a week of billable hours last tax season because you spent time sorting through all your credit card charges and paper receipts to figure...

10 Simple Ways to Cut Business Expenses

We share 10 simple ways you can cut business expenses so you can save money and run your business better.

How to increase profits using job costing

Learn about job costing, and how this process is used to compute total costs for projects. Learn how understanding costs can increase profits.

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