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Square Payments

Top Mobile Processor

A leader in the point of sale and credit card processing markets, Square is known for offering a free card reader and a $0 monthly fee option. But it also offers more robust options for businesses of any size, including retail and foodservice.

Payment Depot

Credit Card Processor

Payment Depot's subscription pricing is simple, affordable, and best for businesses that have a processing volume of at least $10K per month. With no percentage-based markup, this pricing model is great for high-volume businesses.

Ramp

Top Corporate Card

The Ramp corporate card centers around one mission: saving customers money. Besides its lack of fees, Ramp also includes software designed to help cut costs.

Clover POS

Top Point Of Sale

Clover POS is good for newer businesses that want an attractive, easy-to-use, all-in-one system with simple flat-rate processing. It offers sleek hardware as well as a free option for small businesses.

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Inflation is taking a big bite out of Americans’ purchasing power, but residents of Southern states may be feeling the hit to their wallets more intensely than elsewhere. Merchant Maverick’s inaugural report, The 10 U.S. States Where Inflation Is Hitting Consumers The Hardest, looks not only at where inflation is rising the fastest, but how much existing factors within a given state may contribute to the stress on a household budget.

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How To Get Business Credit Cards With An EIN Only & How To Get Started

Most business credit card issuers require your SSN when you apply, as this allows them to perform a hard inquiry on your personal credit report and to establish the personal guarantee that most business credit cards require. However, in certain instances, it may be possible for you to obtain business credit without providing your SSN and avoid personal liability and a hard credit pull. This article will detail the circumstances in which you can apply for business credit cards with your EIN only.

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