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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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A General Guide To Filing For Bankruptcy For Small Businesses

Inability to meet your expenses is one of the most frightening things you can experience as a business owner. When you have no reasonable hope of getting your head above your water, it may be time to consider filing for bankruptcy. What Is Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy comes in a variety of forms that we’ll cover below, […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans 0

Are Alternative Funders Abandoning Merchant Cash Advances?

By now, if you’ve looked for financing online, you’ve probably come across advertisements and sites offering merchant cash advances (MCAs). In fact, there’s even a good chance you’ve encountered some cautionary tales about them. You may have even heard rumors that alternative funders are abandoning MCAs entirely. What is clear is that the industry is […]

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Mar 4, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Merchant Cash Advance 1

1st Global Capital Review

Note: 1st Global Capital is no longer originating cash advances. Take a look at our filterable business loan reviews to learn about other funding options that might work for your small business. Pros 2-7 days time to funding Good customer service Cons High origination fee Opaque terms and fees Overview 1st Global Capital is a Florida-based merchant cash […]

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Jul 13, 2021 Filed under: Merchant Cash Advance Reviews 0

What Is A Synthetic Lease?

If you’ve ever purchased equipment or property for your company, you’ve probably noticed that there are a ton of different types of leases out there, with lots of creative names. Unfortunately, in many cases, the names don’t convey a clear idea of what they actually are. So what the heck is a synthetic lease, exactly? […]

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Aug 14, 2019 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

The Best Small Business Loan Resources

When it comes to loans, we like to talk a lot about comparison shopping here at Merchant Maverick. And while we provide a lot of handy information here, it’s best to consider our website as just one of many tools in your box. So what are some the best small business loan resources you can […]

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Aug 30, 2018 Filed under: Business Credit Cards, Business Grants, Business Loans, Crowdfunding, Equipment Financing, Invoice Factoring, Merchant Cash Advance 0

What Is A Factor Rate On Small Business Financing? How To Understand The Cost Of Borrowing

Although factor rates and interest rates appear similar, there are some important differences which potential borrowers need to be aware of. Fixed fees (the fee determined by a factor rate) are only calculated once, before the loan is issued. The fee will stay the same, regardless of how long repayment takes. On the other hand, interest rates are accrued over time—the longer your loan is outstanding, the more fees will build up. Read on for more about the difference between factor rates and interest rates.

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Feb 26, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Merchant Cash Advance 0

The 9 Best Loans & Organizations For Your Minority-Owned Small Business

For minorities seeking business loans, the normal challenges of financing can be compounded by lending biases, systemic racism, language barriers, and geographical positioning in communities that have been written-off by many lenders. It’s not all bad news, though. Many institutions and organizations have programs designed to circumvent these issues and get money into the hands of minority entrepreneurs.

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Sep 9, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans 0

Equipment Lease VS Lease Line Of Credit

If you need equipment financing for your business, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available to you. You’ll have a choice between a number of different lease types that can be tailored to your needs based on term lengths, ownership preferences, and buyout options. Businesses seeking even more flexibility can […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

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