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Jason Vissers

Jason Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
Jason Vissers has been researching, analyzing, and writing about small business software and finance since 2015. His financial expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including The Ladders. Jason graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001.
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The Second Round Of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funding Has Been Announced [UPDATE: It’s Passed]

Small business owners and the self-employed have faced particular challenges and frustrations, as many were unable to get a PPP Loan during the last round of funding despite applying as soon as the funds became available. The good news is that on April 21, 2020, the US Senate passed a bill authorizing the addition of $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to businesses affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak. Just know that once it’s signed into law, it might be another day or so before the SBA can reopen the program to new applicants.

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Apr 23, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business

The 7 Best Communication Apps For Businesses & Why You Need Them

The business world had been seeing a long-term shift towards working from home. This trend has been greatly accelerated by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, business communication apps have never been in higher demand. But as businesses rush to ensure that their employees can effectively communicate online, it’s important to understand the differences between the various communication apps competing for your business. Regardless of the length of the current pandemic, the need for effective internal communication is here to stay, so a good communication app is a wise (and relatively inexpensive) investment in the future.

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Apr 20, 2020 Filed under: Small Business

Raising Money For Your Small Business Through Kickstarter? Find Success With These 11 Tips

Since its 2009 launch, Kickstarter has helped more than 180,000 campaigns collectively raise over $4.8 billion in business funding. Kickstarter has been key in assisting businesses to raise money and gain media traction, but if you want to use Kickstarter for business purposes, it helps to have a plan, and we have some crowdfunding tips for you to keep in mind.

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Apr 10, 2020 Filed under: Crowdfunding, Small Business

Monetize Your Podcast With These 10 Proven Methods

Even if you have a solid idea for a podcast and begin to build an audience, monetizing a podcast can prove difficult. Monetizing a podcast to the point where you stand to earn a life-sustaining amount of money is even more difficult. That’s why we’re posting this guide detailing how a podcast can make money and the steps you can take to building a podcast that earns you serious revenue.

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Apr 8, 2020 Filed under: Small Business

Coronavirus Payments Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Switching To Online & Phone Payments

As we all face the grim reality of the global coronavirus pandemic, businesses around the world are confronting the enormity of the challenges ahead of them. The need to minimize the risk faced by vulnerable public-facing employees is particularly important. As the established ways of doing business are being upended at a dizzying pace, businesses everywhere will have to adapt in order to both remain viable and protect the health and safety of employees and customers alike. To that end, Merchant Maverick is here to help you adapt your business practices to our new shared reality.

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Apr 29, 2020 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Small Business

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