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Matt Sherman

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
A former sports editor and journalist, Matt Sherman has been writing about and researching small business software since 2015, with a special emphasis on retail and restaurant sales. Matt's expert opinions are cited in various industry publications, including Fox Business. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon.
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How to set up direct deposit

How To Set Up Direct Deposit

For employees, getting money quickly and securely can be a major concern, and one of the best ways to ensure that you are getting paid accurately and in a timely manner is to set up direct deposit.

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Aug 22, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

The Top 10 Onboarding Tips For Smooth & Successful Employee Onboarding

One way to smooth the onboarding process and keep it efficient is to eliminate the people connection component and stick to compliance issues only. If your small business needs to onboard quickly, set up a quick system to make sure all legal requirements are taken care of, and then build the people connection aspect into the first month of employment by assignment a mentor or teammate to answer questions as they arise.

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Aug 15, 2022 Filed under: Payroll, Small Business

What’s The Difference Between An IRA VS A 401(k)?

Retirement and savings plans are always on individuals’ minds, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Two of the most popular types of these plans are IRAs and 401(k)s. But what is the difference between an IRA vs a 401(k) and is one more beneficial than the other? While they are similar, it’s important not to simply assume that they will yield the same results.

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Jul 28, 2022 Filed under: Payroll
Payroll check printing software

The Best Payroll Check-Printing Software For Small Businesses

You may think that the days of writing or cashing checks are done, but there are still plenty of benefits for small businesses to utilize — or at least offer the option of — physical checks. The best payroll check-printing software should include high-level security features and integrate with top accounting and payroll software programs.

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Jul 26, 2022 Filed under: Payroll

5 Best Garden Center POS Systems In 2022

Software for your garden store business should include a user-friendly interface, advanced inventory tracking, and a variety of integrations to help improve your efficiency. The best POS systems for garden centers include Shopify, Revel, Square, Clover, and Lightspeed.

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Apr 18, 2022 Filed under: Point of Sale

How To Use Square Online Ordering To Boost Restaurant Sales

Square already boasts one of the more user-friendly and affordable point of sale systems on the market for restaurants, so it’s not a surprise that its online ordering function is equally sleek and reliable. If you already use Square or are searching for new or different POS software, tapping into Square’s online ordering features can boost sales and help improve the efficacy of your inventory management — and ultimately your profitability.

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Feb 24, 2022 Filed under: Restaurant POS

What Is The Work Opportunity Tax Credit?

In doing research on possible small business deductions, you might be wondering “what is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, and do I qualify?” This post will walk you through the basics of what this credit (also known as the WOTC) is all about, and help you determine if you can claim it during this tax season.

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Feb 9, 2022 Filed under: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Invoicing

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