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Shannon Vissers

Shannon Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
The former editor-in-chief of SteelOrbis, Shannon has been researching and writing about small business software and financing since 2015. Her shopping and retail expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, MSN, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates . She has also published articles for LIVESTRONG.COM, eHow, Life'd, and other websites. Shannon attended San Diego State University, graduating in 2005 with a BA in English.
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Contact Tracing For Small Businesses: Are You Prepared?

Contact tracing is a critical part of the public health response to coronavirus, and it’s just as important for reopening the economy. As a business owner, contact tracing can help you protect your workers and customers from COVID-19, and even prevent your business from getting shut down in the event that an employee tests positive. Learn more about contact tracing and how you can set up a system to help your business prevent an outbreak.

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Jul 6, 2020 Filed under: Small Business

Is Your Business Ready For A Second Wave Of COVID-19?

We are starting to see some signs of small business recovery, and that’s a great thing. But business owners must stay vigilant and be prepared for the very real possibility of more pandemic-related business disruptions in the near future. Use the resources we’ve provided to learn more about socially distanced selling, emergency financing, and more.

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May 20, 2020 Filed under: Small Business

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) & Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Guide For The Self-Employed

All Americans who are unemployed due to COVID-19–including even those who do not qualify for traditional unemployment benefits—are likely to qualify for expanded unemployment benefits under the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that went into effect in March 2020. These federal unemployment benefits, which include the FPUC, PUA, and PEUC, have a broader umbrella than standard unemployment benefits, and include help for the self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors, and small business owners who are out of work due to coronavirus.

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May 15, 2020 Filed under: Payroll

PPP Forgiveness: What To Do If You Got A Paycheck Protection Program Loan & Your Employees Won’t Come Back

US small businesses and their workers are in a really tough spot right now. While some businesses are legally allowed to reopen, employees are feeling uncertain about returning to work. Complicating the situation even further, businesses who recently received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are now calling workers back. These businesses are required to spend the federal loan proceeds on payroll in order for the loan to be forgiven—but in some cases, the workers do not want to return, often because they are making more money on unemployment benefits.

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May 7, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans

The 7 Best Video Conferencing Services For Small Businesses

Are you searching for the perfect video chat/video conferencing solution for your small business? Well, you’re in luck because there are plenty of options to choose from, including several free ones. We’re writing this article right now because a lot of small businesses are moving online, and many of you are looking for video conferencing for your remote team.

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Apr 22, 2020 Filed under: Small Business

Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loans VS Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: What’s The Difference?

Wondering what the difference is between EIDL and PPP loans? Or need help deciding which (or both) type of SBA coronavirus loan your business should apply for? Read on to compare/contrast these two different Small Business Administration loans for small business coronavirus relief and decide which is better for your needs so you can apply for it. 

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Jan 7, 2021 Filed under: Business Loans

The Business Owner’s Retail Guide To Surviving The Coronavirus

This is a tough time for the retail industry, for America, and the world overall. But by exercising patience, diligence, and ingenuity, retailers can keep their business safe, operational, and even profitable during these unprecedented — but temporary — times. In this article, we want to be informative about the effects on retail, but we won’t stop there — we will also give actionable steps to help your retail store survive and even stay profitable during the outbreak.

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Mar 30, 2020 Filed under: eCommerce, Retail POS, Small Business

Salon Survival Guide: Coronavirus Edition

In the time of the novel coronavirus outbreak, hairstylists, makeup artists, nail technicians, and salons are all in a really tough spot. Many state and city governments have mandated closures of these types of businesses. Salons in some states are still open for the time being, but business has slowed to a trickle. In this article, I’ll offer you some useful advice on how your salon can adapt and survive during this incredibly trying time. 

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Mar 23, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Point of Sale, Retail POS, Small Business

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