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Jared Beilby

Jared Beilby

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
A credit card analyst and expert in neobanking, Jared has been researching and writing about small business finance since 2018. His data studies have been cited in a number of media outlets, including Forbes, MSN, and NBC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from George Fox University.
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Automatic Forgiveness For PPP Loans? Idea Is Building Steam

Small businesses that have become saddled with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan debt may be able to receive automatic forgiveness soon. That’s the heart of the Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act, a bipartisan bill introduced last month by Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Thom Tillis R-N.C., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. This piece of legislation provides automatic loan forgiveness for PPP loans under $150,000. Qualifying businesses would only need to fill out a one-page form to become eligible for forgiveness.

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Jul 22, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, News 0

GoFundMe: A Goldmine For Businesses Hurt By COVID-19?

Despite the initial rush to use crowdfunding during the global pandemic, is GoFundMe truly a wish-granting fairy for down-on-their-luck businesses? Should businesses impacted by the coronavirus pin their financial hope on a crowdfunded campaign?We’ll take a look at how the service has — and hasn’t — helped small businesses throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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Jul 17, 2020 Filed under: Crowdfunding, News 0

Shoploop: Google’s New eCommerce Platform Targets Buyers Through Authenticity & Entertainment

Area 120 — Google’s internal incubator for experimental ideas — has just launched Shoploop, an eCommerce platform where consumers browse products by watching video clips no longer than 90-seconds. These quick videos aim to reach and entertain consumers by letting them “experience the look and feel of products” without needing to visit a physical store, according to a blog post from Google.

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Jul 16, 2020 Filed under: eCommerce, News 0

SBA Shutters EIDL Advance Program Because Funds Have Been Depleted

Small businesses hurt financially by COVID-19 can no longer take advantage of one federal aid program intended to dish out emergency cash, as billions in funding has run dry. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program — which delivered this source of quick income for business — has stopped accepting new applicants, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced in a weekend press release.

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Jul 14, 2020 Filed under: News 0
Instagram shopping

Instagram’s New Commerce Rules For Businesses Are Now Live

A wider range of small businesses and digital creators will now be able to sell on Instagram thanks to some new and looser commerce eligibility requirements that went into effect July 9th. Chief among the new requirements: Businesses will need to provide a website where they own and sell “at least one eligible product” in order to use shopping tags on Instagram.

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Jul 8, 2020 Filed under: eCommerce, News 0
Fintech provides PPP Loans

How Fintechs Fared: Many Small Businesses Got Much-Needed PPP Funding Via Online Lenders

Fintech — a term that stems from “financial technology” — has played a key role in the years after the 2008 recession by offering small businesses alternative lending platforms to the traditional banking system. During the current time of crisis, many fintechs pivoted quickly to shovel out billions in PPP funds. Like almost everything else associated with the PPP, fintechs have been far from perfect over the past few months. However, these forward-facing firms have still helped fill a gap left by the bigger banks.

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Jul 8, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, News 0
Bento for Business Visa debit card

Bento For Business Review

Bento for Business is more than just a debit card — it’s a fully built expense management suite that can help businesses track where and how they spend their all-important cash. Whether this works for your business will depend on your unique situation, as there are both some positives and some negatives to consider.

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Jun 3, 2022 Filed under: Small Business Credit Card Reviews 0

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