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3 Steps to Starting an Online Store

So, you’re looking to start an online store? Chances are, your plans are already lined up. You know what you’re going to sell, how your store is going to look, and the little personal touches you’ll include to make your brand shine. Now you just have to make it happen!

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Nov 28, 2018 0

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the Home Office Deduction

You may see your home office as the place you take important business calls, the place you meet new clients, the place you focus best on crafting your products — but what about the place you save money on your taxes? The home office deduction can save entrepreneurs a significant sum on their taxes. Here, […]

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Nov 28, 2018 0

What Is a Credit Card Markup Fee?

Unlike interchange fees, markup fees are charged by a payment processor, which is how the processor makes money. As Merchant Maverick, an online publication for merchants explains, “With the right processor, these fees will be modest. With the wrong processor — you’re in trouble … Markup fees are different from processor to processor and are what […]

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Nov 28, 2018 0

Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender

Bianca Crouse is a Small Business Loan Reviewer at Merchant Maverick, a website that reviews services used by small businesses. “A lot of business owners don’t have the time or the option of going through the SBA application process, either because they do not meet the basic requirements to get an SBA loan due to […]

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Nov 27, 2018 0

Square Goes Public And Fields A Flood Of Customer Complaints

Amad Ebrahimi runs a website called Merchant Maverick, which reviews mobile payment companies. He’s had hundreds of complaints about Square on his site. He doesn’t see a good reason for the lack of communication. “There should be some investment in a risk department that focuses exclusively on phone communication and getting these issues resolved as […]

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Nov 27, 2018 0

Processing Credit Cards and Anger – The New York Times

If you are looking for a single place to see reviews of various merchant service providers, take a look at Merchant Maverick. I came across this site while searching for information on CardFellow, and I read a few reviews. I liked the format. I have no idea whether it is doing a good job, but […]

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Nov 27, 2018 0

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