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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Payment approval workflows make your business more efficient

Payment approval workflows make your business more efficient

By implementing payment approval workflows for your accounts payable you gain control and clarity over the expenses of your small business.
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ACH vs. Wire transfer: which is better for business payments?

ACH vs. Wire transfer: which is better for business payments?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The story behind Melio’s Small Business Season

The story behind Melio’s Small Business Season

Get a behind the scenes look at why Melio’s Small Business Season campaign was created and the steps that guided more businesses to success.
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What are accounts payable? The business owner’s basic guide

What are accounts payable? The business owner’s basic guide

Accounts payable are the total short-term debt your business owes to creditors for services or goods you purchased but have not paid for.
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6 last-minute sales-boosting Black Friday marketing ideas

6 last-minute sales-boosting Black Friday marketing ideas

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here are some last-minute Black Friday strategies that can give your business that extra holiday boost.
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3 ways to make your clients not just content, but happy

3 ways to make your clients not just content, but happy

Clients expect their accountants to “walk the extra mile” for them. Here’s how to make sure your clients feel that way about you.
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What’s the difference between EFT and ACH payments?

What’s the difference between EFT and ACH payments?

Handling the finances for your business, you may feel like you have to carry a dictionary just to keep up with all the jargon and buzzwords you hear flying around. We’re here to sort them out.
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Don’t let your vendor payments get stuck in the holiday rush hour traffic

Don’t let your vendor payments get stuck in the holiday rush hour traffic

Businesses who use traditional check delivery methods during the holiday season risk late payments. Here’s how to make sure your payments arrive on time.
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How digital bill payment solutions help maximize cash flow

How digital bill payment solutions help maximize cash flow

Digital bill payment solutions can help businesses strike the right balance to maintain a positive cash flow and good financial health.
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Why You Should Accept ACH Payments

Why You Should Accept ACH Payments

Getting paid for what you do is just as important as what you do. Understanding how Automated Clearing House payments work can benefit your business.
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5 benefits of a digital bill payment solution

5 benefits of a digital bill payment solution

Digital bill payment can keep your business cash flow in the green, while allowing you to track and manage every payment and receipt.
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5 expert tips to start building your small business’s social media strategy

5 expert tips to start building your small business’s social media strategy

Social media is a powerful, accessible and inexpensive tool for SMB marketing and brand promotion, but it requires basic knowledge and strategization.
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Introducing the Team Dashboard to better manage your accounting team

Introducing the Team Dashboard to better manage your accounting team

Add team members, assign them to clients, and manage roles & permissions, all from the new Team Dashboard
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Should businesses continue to tolerate late payments?

Should businesses continue to tolerate late payments?

A recent Melio survey confirms that late payments hurt the small business ecosystem. The good news is that technology can help avoid them altogether.
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6 pointers that will help determine whether your small business needs an accountant

6 pointers that will help determine whether your small business needs an accountant

An accountant or a bookkeeper can work wonders for your business. Here’s how to decide if you need one.
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Your receivables now sync with leading accounting software

Your receivables now sync with leading accounting software

A recently launched tool lets Melio Get Paid users sync AR with QuickBooks Desktop, FreshBooks, and QuickBooks Online.
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How to choose the right accountant for your business

How to choose the right accountant for your business

The right accounting professional can do a lot for the success and growth of your business. This guide will help you make the best choice.
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Melio is coming to Denver to expand customer support

Melio is coming to Denver to expand customer support

We’re launching our new western headquarters in Colorado to enhance the support network we provide our users across all time zones and geographies.
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SMB tips: Not all ACH payment providers are created equal

SMB tips: Not all ACH payment providers are created equal

Making and accepting payments via ACH has become the norm for SMBs. The choice of the right ACH payment provider can save your business time and money.
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8 low-cost ways to increase your firm’s security

8 low-cost ways to increase your firm’s security

Eight easy and low-cost tips for accountants to protect their clients’ and firm’s information, many of which can be implemented today.
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Technology helps Martin’s Pretzels rebuild after a devastating fire

Technology helps Martin’s Pretzels rebuild after a devastating fire

When Martin’s Pretzels’ bakery burned to the ground last December, the Martins lost a business that had been in their family for four generations.
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How digital tools can turn accounts payable pains into gains

How digital tools can turn accounts payable pains into gains

Digital tools can help relieve some of the most common pains of managing your accounts payable.
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Why you should offer AP/AR services to your clients

Why you should offer AP/AR services to your clients

Accountants and bookkeepers offering AP & AR services to their small business clients have plenty to gain from it.
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How to strategically price your accounting services

How to strategically price your accounting services

Pricing methodology is a tough nut to crack, and it impacts more than your profitability. That is why it has to be done right.
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What are the advantages of ACH payments and are they safe?

What are the advantages of ACH payments and are they safe?

ACH transfers make payments simple and efficient, yet 42% of small business owners still use checks to pay their business bills.
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From brick & mortar to remote: are you  doing it right?

From brick & mortar to remote: are you doing it right?

With 81% of firms anticipating an increase in remote work, remote accounting is here to stay. those who don’t join the revolution, risk getting left behind
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Is your accounting firm ready for the post-pandemic world?

Is your accounting firm ready for the post-pandemic world?

The accounting profession has changed during the pandemic and firms would be wise to strategize for the new normal, rather than rely on inertia.
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10 must-know tips for your business from accounting professionals

10 must-know tips for your business from accounting professionals

We asked accountants and bookkeepers to share their no. 1 financial tips for SMBs, and picked out the best of the best. Here’s what they had to say
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Customer Spotlight: SolarKal smooths the transition to solar energy

Customer Spotlight: SolarKal smooths the transition to solar energy

As the world celebrates Earth Day, SolarKal helps U.S. organizations mitigate the environmental impact of traditional power sources every day.
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What metrics can help small businesses owners to assess financial health

What metrics can help small businesses owners to assess financial health

There are a few key indicators that small business owners need to take into consideration in order to maintain financial health.
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4 surefire tips for accountants and bookkeepers to up their referral game

4 surefire tips for accountants and bookkeepers to up their referral game

Referrals are a powerful tool for accountants and bookkeepers to acquire new clients. That is why mastering referrals should be a top priority.
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9 must-have tools for virtual bookkeepers and accountants

9 must-have tools for virtual bookkeepers and accountants

By adopting new virtual tools firms were able to achieve improvements in efficiency and make daily tasks easier, and more seamless
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Top 6 accounts payable trends for 2021

Top 6 accounts payable trends for 2021

It’s no wonder that accounts payable solutions are benefiting from digitization, which is making business finance simpler and more efficient
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Customer spotlight: two women out to diversify the wine industry

Customer spotlight: two women out to diversify the wine industry

The wine industry is predominantly male and lacking in diversity. Rania Zayyat and Holly Berrigan are two female wine professionals who set out to change the status quo.
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Black History Month panel highlights the resilience of Black women business owners

Black History Month panel highlights the resilience of Black women business owners

Black women business owners rely on their communities and their own resilience to weather the pandemic
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3 steps every accountant must take to drive client retention

3 steps every accountant must take to drive client retention

Client retention is key to your firm’s success. Taking these three steps will help you promote client satisfaction and retention and reduce the chances of them walking out the door.
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How to create an effective content marketing strategy

How to create an effective content marketing strategy

If your business has a website or a Facebook page, it already has a content marketing strategy. Now, you just have to make the most of it.
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Why it pays to share your business wins

Why it pays to share your business wins

Communicating your success with staff, customers, and vendors has some surprising benefits that will keep your business flourishing.
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Was 2020 the year US small businesses dumped paper checks?

Was 2020 the year US small businesses dumped paper checks?

Data collected by Melio shows Covid-19 boosted small businesses’ uptake of digital payments, with a significant drop in the number of paper checks mailed to vendors.
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4 ways to crisis-proof your business in 2021

4 ways to crisis-proof your business in 2021

No matter what the new year throws at you, sticking to these top resolutions will keep your business running like clockwork.
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Know what sells & when: top seasonal trends for 2021

Know what sells & when: top seasonal trends for 2021

If you’re on the fence about your inventory for the coming year, this seasonal guide will walk you through the shopping and advertising trends expected for the next 12 months.
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Accounting in 2025: what does the future hold for accountants?

Accounting in 2025: what does the future hold for accountants?

We took upon ourselves the challenging task of trying to predict the future trends of accounting in the year 2025, from AI integration, through cloud technology and remote work, to the blockchain revolution.
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2020: A year of heroes in small business

2020: A year of heroes in small business

During the past year, everyone at Melio has been struck by the extent to which our customers have demonstrated a drive to innovate and adapt, writes Melio Co-Founder and COO Ziv Paz
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Small Business Season: our way to give back

Small Business Season: our way to give back

To help small businesses boost sales during this strange holiday season, we asked our customers to let us promote their special holiday offers on our website and social media channels.
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Mom and pop go digital: how Covid-19 led small businesses to embrace new tech

Mom and pop go digital: how Covid-19 led small businesses to embrace new tech

As a company whose mission is to help keep small businesses in business, we commissioned a survey to learn how American SMBs managed to cope with the extreme challenges presented by the passing year.
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How to select the right financing plan for your small business

How to select the right financing plan for your small business

Whether your business is just starting out or has been operational for years, securing outside financing sources can serve as a growth engine and, at times, a lifesaver.
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3 steps any accountant & bookkeeper must take for the perfect engagement letter

3 steps any accountant & bookkeeper must take for the perfect engagement letter

An engagement letter is pivotal in any accountants' relationship with their clients. These are the three steps necessary to have an ironclad engagement letter in place.
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Accountants & bookkeepers: 2020 - A year in review

Accountants & bookkeepers: 2020 - A year in review

The passing year was undoubtedly tumultuous for accountants and bookkeepers and accelerated existing trends such as remote work and integration of tech solutions. The year-end is a great opportunity to review these trends.
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Finance Tech for the Optimal Finance Department

Finance Tech for the Optimal Finance Department

Organizations are becoming savvier when it comes to innovation, digital transformation, and the adoption of technology, especially in finance IT. The right finance technology can boost finance transformation efforts and improve the operation of the finance function.
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4 easy tips for managing cash flow during the holidays

4 easy tips for managing cash flow during the holidays

Throughout the holiday season’s ups and downs, securing a healthy cash flow for your business can mean the difference between a jolly and a gloomy business owner.
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How to prepare your small business taxes the easy way

How to prepare your small business taxes the easy way

The holiday season is already upon us and with it comes the far less popular tax season. Here’s a short guide on how to prepare for the perils of tax season and follow best-practices to maximize
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4 tips for B2B companies looking to maximize year-end sales

4 tips for B2B companies looking to maximize year-end sales

2020 has been a tumultuous year for everyone, but for many B2B companies, it has also been a wake-up call, inspiring them to embrace new sales and marketing strategies in order to adapt.
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5 reasons why your vendors will benefit from online bill management

5 reasons why your vendors will benefit from online bill management

If your vendors still need some convincing before making the switch to digitized bill management, we’ve outlined some of the major reasons why it’s important not only to the paying party but also to those on the receiving end.
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3 tips for maintaining stellar contractor & vendor relationships

3 tips for maintaining stellar contractor & vendor relationships

Vendors, suppliers, contractors, and consultants all help your small business run efficiently, and maintaining positive relationships with them is the key to operating a profitable venture.
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Melio welcomes two new VPs: Michael Brous and Nir Galon

Melio welcomes two new VPs: Michael Brous and Nir Galon

Michael Brous, formerly with Airbnb, joins as VP of Business Development and Nir Galon, formerly with Rewire, joins as VP of Product
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5 Cyber Monday promotion ideas for e-commerce sellers

5 Cyber Monday promotion ideas for e-commerce sellers

With ten billion dollars in online sales predicted for Cyber Monday in 2020, e-retailers cannot afford to ignore this unofficial shopping holiday. Here are 5 promotion ideas you can whip up in time for the festivities, whether you are new to e-commerce or a seasoned e-retailer.
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5 marketing ideas for Thanksgiving you can still implement in time for the weekend

5 marketing ideas for Thanksgiving you can still implement in time for the weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest shopping seasons in the US. So, now is the time to pump up your marketing efforts for the holidays, to make sure you don’t miss out on growth and sales opportunities.
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5 ways accountants can improve their clients' cash flow with Melio

5 ways accountants can improve their clients' cash flow with Melio

Cash-flow issues are a major pain-point for business owners. Melio’s online bill-pay service provides accountants with tools to help them with the mission to improve their business clients’ cash-flow.
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7 ways Melio can maximize your small business cash flow

7 ways Melio can maximize your small business cash flow

Melio is a free and simple accounts payable solution to help small businesses stay in business. Here are 7 ways how Melio can also help you maximize your cash flow.
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How to grow your accounting practice by choosing a professional niche

How to grow your accounting practice by choosing a professional niche

Growing your accounting firm in a competitive market is always a challenge. While there are many ways of doing so, deciding to establish your practice as leading experts in a specific accounting niche may just be a game-changer for your firm.
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Make it simple for small businesses to pay you

Make it simple for small businesses to pay you

Accounts receivable is the lifeblood of your business. Melio helps you to simplify payments for your B2B small business customers, and get paid faster.
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10 ways to prep your business for the holidays

10 ways to prep your business for the holidays

The holiday shopping season will be complex and challenging for many small businesses. Here are ten tips that can help you prepare.
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9 reasons to manage your accounts payable online

9 reasons to manage your accounts payable online

As a small business, managing your accounts payable online can save you time, money, and help you run your business more efficiently.
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Announcing Melio Accountants

Announcing Melio Accountants

Bill pay your clients will love. Manage your clients' payments, send bank transfers, and checks for free. Simple approval workflows and two-way sync with QBO.
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6 benefits of ACH payments for your small business

6 benefits of ACH payments for your small business

ACH payments are a secure, efficient way for small businesses to pay, get paid, improve cash flow, and enable hands-free B2B payments. Melio can help you get started.
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54 free & paid tools and resources to help grow your small business

54 free & paid tools and resources to help grow your small business

Running a small business can be expensive. Check out these 54 free and cheap resources that make growing your small business that much easier.
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The essentials of starting a small business : paperwork, legalities, and tax requirements

The essentials of starting a small business : paperwork, legalities, and tax requirements

When starting a small business make sure you file the necessary tax and legal forms to protect yourself and your business. This guide will help you get started.
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Tax deductions that every small business should know about

Tax deductions that every small business should know about

Ensuring that your small business maximizes every tax deduction is a vital strategy to reduce your tax payment, increase your cash flow, and keep more money in your business.
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Here's why payment approval workflows will make your small business more efficient

Here's why payment approval workflows will make your small business more efficient

Payment approval workflows help your small business effectively manage invoice payments, increase efficiency, save time & money and free up time to grow your business.
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New feature update: request your vendor’s payment details

New feature update: request your vendor’s payment details

Our latest product update lets small businesses like yours easily request vendor’s payment details, without interrupting your payment flow.
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How to get an additional 45 days to pay your business bills

How to get an additional 45 days to pay your business bills

We receive many questions from our users about how to use credit cards to increase their float for up to 45 days. Find the answer here.
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Is your business missing out on early payment discounts?

Is your business missing out on early payment discounts?

Many Melio users are now more easily achieving a 2% early payment discount from their vendors, without paying early. How?
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Your business’s rent could be your biggest missed opportunity to earn cash back

Your business’s rent could be your biggest missed opportunity to earn cash back

Depending on where your business is located, small businesses can expect to pay several hundred to several thousand dollars a month in rent.
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Why are many progressive small business owners paying taxes with credit cards

Why are many progressive small business owners paying taxes with credit cards

Many progressive business owners are paying taxes easily and quickly with a credit card to avoid paying interest and fees, and some are even profiting from doing so.
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How paying with a credit card helps small businesses

How paying with a credit card helps small businesses

There are several perks to using credit cards for small businesses. Check out how paying with a credit card can help your small business here.
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5 reasons why your business should embrace automated payments to vendors

5 reasons why your business should embrace automated payments to vendors

If your business is still manually paying vendors, shifting to an automated system will save your business time and money almost...
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Nip cash flow woes to grow your business

Nip cash flow woes to grow your business

When it comes to running a small business, the maxim “cash is king” rings true. Cash flow is crucial to pay for inventory and keep the...
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Why are US small businesses still paying with paper checks in 2019?

Why are US small businesses still paying with paper checks in 2019?

Why is the US at least a decade behind Europe when it comes to writing checks? A survey from mobile payment network, Dwolla, found that small...
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5 reasons why small businesses should stop using checks

5 reasons why small businesses should stop using checks

US businesses seems to be something of an anomaly these days with regards to its loyalty to check writing. Even if old habits die hard, and lack...
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