Advertiser Disclosure

7 Tax Deductions to Start Tracking Now

If you are self-employed, you probably know that you have to set aside fifteen to twenty percent of your income to pay self-employment taxes. What many people don’t know is that you can save a serious chunk of change by capitalizing on self-employed tax deductions.

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

Payment Processing Industry: Processors Overcharge Merchants by Up to 50 Percent

“Sometimes it’s through inflated rates rather than hidden fees,” said Tom DeSimone, managing editor of Merchant Maverick, a website that reviews e-commerce products for small business owners. “It’s common to see merchants paying 30 to 40 percent of their total processing cost in fees that could easily be eliminated by switching to a different payment […]

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

How to Open a Bar: The Complete 2018 Handbook

An article by Merchant Maverick talks more about the importance of choosing the right POS system for your bar, and goes through the options: “Choosing a point of sale system that’s just right for your business is incredibly important. With the right POS software, your business should produce all you need to live a fairly comfortable life. With […]

Read More
Oct 23, 2020 0

Never Worry About Cash Flow Again by Using These 5 Strategies

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur is every business, regardless of industry, size or financial status, is dependent on cash. It doesn’t matter if your business is profitable; if you are consistently dealing with negative cash flow problems you’re struggling.

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

How to Open a Coffee Shop

Tech can help to ease a lot of pressure points in your business, from automating tedious admin to helping your baristas brew a better coffee. Or, as Jordan Nelson at Merchant Maverick puts it: Anyone who’s worked in food service knows there’s more to running a café than good food and great service. You need precision, […]

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

Managing The Flow: How To Choose Project Management Software For Your Team

There are two ways marketers use technology. One is to enhance human interaction, and the other is to automate the process. The reality is that we’re often doing this simultaneously. Successful marketing requires keeping many balls in the air at once as you conduct research, create and execute campaigns, and measure and refine campaigns while […]

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

eBay Adds New Seller Financing, Customer Payment Options

“eBay sellers will be able to get funding more easily simply because they have another option available,” said Bianca Crouse, head finance writer for Merchant Maverick. Square’s approach means sellers “don’t have to go out searching for financing,” she told the E-Commerce Times.

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

How to Balance the Books on a Shoestring Budget

When you’re just starting up your business, every penny counts. You’d probably rather spend your already limited funds on marketing and growing your business, rather than on something as mundane as accounting. However, having a strong accounting process is the key to managing finances, and that means learning how to balance the books and maintain a […]

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

Three Accounting Tools That Are Perfect for Etsy Sellers

If you’re one of the 1,800,000 sellers on Etsy, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how you can set yourself apart, what new products you can sell, and different ways you can market your items. But one thing that often doesn’t get enough thought or attention is the bookkeeping side of running a business. […]

Read More
Nov 28, 2018 0

Our unbiased reviews and content are supported in part by affiliate partnerships, and we adhere to strict guidelines to preserve editorial integrity. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone.

The vendors that appear on this list were chosen by subject matter experts on the basis of product quality, wide usage and availability, and positive reputation.

Merchant Maverick’s ratings are editorial in nature, and are not aggregated from user reviews. Each staff reviewer at Merchant Maverick is a subject matter expert with experience researching, testing, and evaluating small business software and services. The rating of this company or service is based on the author’s expert opinion and analysis of the product, and assessed and seconded by another subject matter expert on staff before publication. Merchant Maverick’s ratings are not influenced by affiliate partnerships.

Sign up for the Maverick Newsletter

  • Please select topics of interest

  • We occasionally send out emails with special offers.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.