How to rock it in the virtual accounting world

How to rock it in the virtual accounting world

Virtual accounting needs a different approach to all aspects of your practice, from client management to marketing. Here are the steps to ensure you're on the right track. 
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Accountants
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Tips
Small business owners, don't be afraid to upgrade technology

Small business owners, don't be afraid to upgrade technology

Josiah Martin, the owner of Martin’s Handmade Pretzels, explains how innovative technologies helped his family business recuperate after a devastating fire.
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Finance
Bookkeeping basics: assets and liabilities, explained

Bookkeeping basics: assets and liabilities, explained

Assets and liabilities are two basic indicators of a business's financial health. Here’s everything you need to know about how they fit into your balance sheet.
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Finance
7 accounting niches set to grow in 2022 and beyond

7 accounting niches set to grow in 2022 and beyond

Finding the perfect accounting niche will help grow your accounting firm, bring more profit, and keep you booked and busy in 2022 and beyond.
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Accountants
What are phishing attacks and how to protect yourself from them

What are phishing attacks and how to protect yourself from them

Phishing attacks target individuals and organizations worldwide. What’s phishing, how does it happen and how can you protect yourself from it? Read this article to learn more.
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Tips
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Finance
A quick guide to cash flow for small businesses

A quick guide to cash flow for small businesses

What is cash flow and why is it important? Here’s a quick no-nonsense resource that demystifies the term and makes cash flow management a breeze.
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Finance
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Tips
Why financial literacy matters for small business owners

Why financial literacy matters for small business owners

Financial literacy and financial technology can play a critical role in leveling the playing field for small businesses and helping them compete.
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Finance
How to get clients off the checks bandwagon and on the EFT train

How to get clients off the checks bandwagon and on the EFT train

We’ve compiled a short guide on how to transition your clients from traditional payments (like checks) to EFTs with little-to-no bumps along the way.
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Accountants
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Payments
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Tips
What’s SWIFT? (Not the musical sensation, the other one)

What’s SWIFT? (Not the musical sensation, the other one)

SWIFT is a messaging system that allows financial institutions to efficiently and safely communicate, share information, and transfer money across borders.
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Payments
How accountants can make the most out of cloud accounting

How accountants can make the most out of cloud accounting

Cloud accounting is an unprecedented opportunity to offer more services while reducing time and costs. Read this guide to learn how to get the most out of the cloud.
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Accountants
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Tips
How to help your clients get rid of check busywork, for good

How to help your clients get rid of check busywork, for good

You can free your clients from the busywork of cutting and sending business checks, even when their vendor is set on getting paid by check. Here’s how.
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Accountants
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Payments
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Tips
The biggest mistake I made when launching my business

The biggest mistake I made when launching my business

The best advice anyone starting their own business can get is: don’t wait until tax season comes knocking to hire an accountant.
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Finance
How to outsource your bookkeeping

How to outsource your bookkeeping

When you’re ready to dump DIY bookkeeping and outsource to a pro, you’ve got a few options. Bench's experts break down what's best for you.
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Finance
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Tips
Same-day ACH, wire, and credit: all the ways to pay fast

Same-day ACH, wire, and credit: all the ways to pay fast

Late payments can affect your relationship with your vendors, harm your reputation and derail your credit score. Here are the options to expedite a payment when you really need to.
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Payments
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Tips
5 reasons businesses should accept single-use virtual cards

5 reasons businesses should accept single-use virtual cards

What is processed like a credit card, offers better security, and saves you time on reconciliation? You guessed it: a single-use virtual card.
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Payments
What is IBAN? HINT: It’s not a secret society!

What is IBAN? HINT: It’s not a secret society!

IBANs are crucial to simplifying international payments, making them faster, safer, and less prone to error.
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Payments
Fintech helps mom and pop shops address supply chain issues

Fintech helps mom and pop shops address supply chain issues

One thing small businesses can do to ensure they thrive through periods of financial uncertainty is to abandon antiquated payment systems.
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Finance
How Much Does a CPA Cost?

How Much Does a CPA Cost?

A good CPA isn’t cheap, but their deep accounting, tax, and financial knowledge can benefit your business in the long run. Learn how to get your money's worth.
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Tips
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Finance
How to protect your business from online financial fraud

How to protect your business from online financial fraud

Small business owners often don’t give online security enough thought. Here are five ways to keep your business safe without spending a dime.
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Tips
The accountant's guide to the future

The accountant's guide to the future

Tech, automation, remote work, and DIY accounting have deeply disrupted the accounting profession. Here's how you can future-proof your practice.
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Accountants
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Tips
Debunking the worst financial advice ever given to SMBs

Debunking the worst financial advice ever given to SMBs

We celebrated Financial Literacy Month by asking small businesses to share bad financial advice, so we can help others avoid the same mistakes.
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Tips
7 questions you need answered before buying business checks

7 questions you need answered before buying business checks

Many businesses still pay suppliers and vendors with checks. So, we gathered some commonly asked questions about checks and, better yet, the answers.
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
12 Apps to Help you Predict Your Cash Flow

12 Apps to Help you Predict Your Cash Flow

Cash flow is the lifeblood of small businesses. Here’s a list of recommended cash flow apps to help you predict and manage your cash flow.
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Tips
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Finance
Five ways small businesses can fight back against inflation

Five ways small businesses can fight back against inflation

With inflation at its highest rate in 40 years, businesses everywhere are feeling the ripple effects. Here’s how to mitigate inflation’s impact on you
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Finance
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Tips
Why you should pay your business bills with a credit card

Why you should pay your business bills with a credit card

As a private consumer, you use credit cards for everything and collect card perks. It’s time you start enjoying the same benefits as a business.
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Payments
You can now sync your receivables with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

You can now sync your receivables with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Managing and reconciling your receivables just got a whole lot easier. Connect Business Central to Melio to sync accounts receivable automatically.
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Payments
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Tips
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Accountants
Why we decided to pay your business bills

Why we decided to pay your business bills

By the end of 2022, we plan to give out $50,000 to help small businesses cover some of their many expenses.
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News
Should bookkeepers offer accounts payable and accounts receivable services?

Should bookkeepers offer accounts payable and accounts receivable services?

By offering AP/AR services, bookkeepers can grow their practice and increase revenues. To do it efficiently they first need to use the right tool.
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Finance
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Tips
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Accountants
How to pay international suppliers and vendors

How to pay international suppliers and vendors

payments by international wire transfers, letters of credit, or online payment services. Each has its pros and cons.
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
What’s the difference between ACH credit and ACH debit?

What’s the difference between ACH credit and ACH debit?

Many business owners are confused by the different types of ACH payments and are reluctant to use them. We’re here to sort this out for you.
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Payments
How tech can push the freight industry forward

How tech can push the freight industry forward

In Melio’s latest white paper, we outline how new payment technologies can help the freight and logistics industry address its unique challenges.
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News
ACH payment, wire transfer or check. Which is safest?

ACH payment, wire transfer or check. Which is safest?

Keeping your payments secure is an ongoing concern for any business. Learn which B2B payment method is safest for you - ACH, wire or checks?
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
7 innovative features to help you manage AP from anywhere

7 innovative features to help you manage AP from anywhere

A digital accounts payable tool can save you a lot of time and let you manage your bills from your living room or even your daily commute on the train
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Payments
What’s 3-way matching and why your business should use it

What’s 3-way matching and why your business should use it

Three-way matching is a simple accounting method that businesses use to prevent errors in bill payments and avoid fraud. Read the guide to know more
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
How to start paying vendors online with Melio

How to start paying vendors online with Melio

If you use payment apps and can’t remember the last time you cut a personal check, there’s no reason not to pay all your business bills online too.
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Payments
The complete guide to ACH payments

The complete guide to ACH payments

ACH payments are a popular way to transfer funds electronically. Here are Melio’s answers to the most frequently asked questions about ACH.
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Finance
Why your small business should invest in accounts payable software

Why your small business should invest in accounts payable software

Accounts payable software is an important tool for your business. It can help you manage bill pay, track vendor payments, and maintain cash flow.
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
What are payment approval workflows and how to use them

What are payment approval workflows and how to use them

By implementing payment approval workflows for your accounts payable you gain control and clarity over the expenses of your business. Here's how to do it.
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
ACH vs. Wire: what's the difference and which is better?

ACH vs. Wire: what's the difference and which is better?

What's the difference between ACH and wire? Both are common ways businesses can transfer B2B payments online, each with pros and cons. Learn how the two differ.
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
Why we made Small Business Season even bigger this year

Why we made Small Business Season even bigger this year

During the holidays, massive players with large marketing budgets have a huge advantage over SMBs. Here’s how we attempt to level the playing field
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News
6 things that got us all fired up in 2021

6 things that got us all fired up in 2021

As we step into 2022, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the highlights of the passing year that made us feel as bubbly as our New Year’s toast.
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Payments
7 ways online accounts payable tools make life easier

7 ways online accounts payable tools make life easier

To business owners, accounts payable remain an unpleasant chore that comes with following their dreams. Digital tools are here to help.
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Payments
Can your business benefit from ACH payments?

Can your business benefit from ACH payments?

ACH transfers have unique benefits over other payment methods for certain businesses. Discover if and what your business has to gain from opting for ACH
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Finance
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Payments
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Tips
Melio’s small business holiday gift guide

Melio’s small business holiday gift guide

We’ve got the ultimate holiday gift guide for you, with unique hand-picked gifts from small businesses from across the U.S. that we love supporting.
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Tips
You can now use Melio to pay your international vendors

You can now use Melio to pay your international vendors

The new international payments feature allows you to pay vendors overseas through our existing, seamless online process.
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News
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Payments