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Chris Motola

Chris Motola

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in personal and business loans and financial health, Chris Motola has been writing about small business finance and payments for over 5 years. He has been cited in various industry publications, including Forbes Advisor, GoBankingRates, and Medium. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
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The 10 U.S. States Where Inflation Is Hitting Consumers The Hardest

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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Jun 20, 2022 Filed under: Small Business 0
Best Lendio competitors

7 Lendio Competitors: Explore Online Lending Alternatives For Your Business

The question of whether or not to use Lendio boils down to whether you want to directly apply to a lender instead of using its matchmaking features. While this may be a more time-consuming process, it does allow you more direct control over the process. While Lendio doesn’t charge applicants any additional fees, it does charge the lenders a fee that may or may not be passed on to you, so you can potentially save a little money by avoiding the middle man.

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Apr 29, 2022 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business 0

Coinbase Commerce Review

Coinbase Commerce is just the basics and a great first stop for merchants who want to see if cryptocurrency is a viable payment alternative in a time of rising credit card interchange fees. That said, Coinbase Commerce’s limitations may quickly become apparent to merchants who want to wade into deeper waters. In particular, the limited and conservative cryptocurrency options may be a sticking point.

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Jul 15, 2022 Filed under: Payment Gateway Reviews 0

Square Cash App For Business: The Complete Guide To Fees, Setup & More

For businesses that make infrequent and small transactions, Cash App is a wonderful convenience. You’ll be able to take Cash App and credit card transactions with minimal fuss and no hardware expenditures outside of the mobile device you’re already using. The flat 2.75% transaction fee recalls the old days of Square; with no flat markup, it’s possible to make very small transactions economically.

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Feb 4, 2022 Filed under: Digital Wallets and Alternative Payments 0

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