In 2022, Merchant Maverick pledged to give a total of $100K to Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent. This year’s grants of $10K were issued to ten different AAPI-owned restaurants, spread across the United States from Alaska to New York.
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Hot Peppers, Ginger, & Onions: POKS Spices Helps Put The West African Holy Trinity Into American Kitchens
Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant winner Abena Foli of POKS Spices works hard to make delicious, authentic West African flavors available to a wider audience. Read our full interview with Abena to find out how she started her online spice mix company and where she plans to go from here.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Opportunity Grant Program! Each one of the winning businesses will receive $10,000 in grant funding from Merchant Maverick to help cover current and future expenses. We wish every one of these women the best of luck going forward and strongly believe that they have what it takes to succeed long-term.
Are you considering Asana vs Basecamp for your business’s project management needs? Learn which PM software comes out ahead in our head-to-head comparison.
This week on “Meet The Merchant Maverick Team” — the world’s least conflict-driven reality show — we’ll get to know Frank Kehl, one of our merchant accounts writers. Frank gets the award for “most amazing careers outside of Merchant Maverick,” but what else is interesting about him? (Hint: a lot.) Name: Frank Kehl Title: Merchant […]
This week on “meet the Merchant Maverick team,” we’re getting a crash course on Rosie Holman, everyone’s favorite minimalist. When she’s not making merchant accounts providers cry with her pithy, concise reviews or listening to moral philosophy podcasts, Rosie is singing with her family band. But what else is she up to? Read on to […]
This week, we’re continuing our Merchant Maverick team interview series with Jessica Dinsmore, our favorite customer service rep. Jessica supports our team in virtually every possible way, but she’s so much more than just a de facto office manager and internet troll-slayer. She’s also a bargain shopper who thinks Costco would be a fun destination […]
For the next stop in our tour of the Merchant Maverick virtual office we’ll be talking to Matt Sherman, our resident head of point of sale. Matt is an old-school sports journalist who stoically watched the print industry implode before joining the MM team. But, apart from his willingness to go down with burning ships, what […]
This week on “Meet The Merchant Maverick Staff” we’re learning to love Jason Vissers, our resident website builder reviewer and crowdfunding expert. Among other things, Mr. Vissers has the distinction of making me laugh out loud while editing — no simple feat. When he’s not putting his editor in stiches or writing commentaries on modern […]
Chris Motola: Merchant Maverick’s own little piece of Brooklyn. When he’s not writing about, erm, extremely dubious financial products, he’s playing table games, hiking, or geeking-out, Tarantino-style. (What is a Tarantino-style nerd? Do they perform Kill Bill cosplay? Or meet for table reads of Jackie Brown? Chris isn’t telling.) Let’s find out more about how […]