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Is the New Square Terminal Right For You?

November 26, 2018
While it’s best known for its free mobile processing app, Square Inc. is increasingly moving into the POS space with innovative and affordable hardware. Square Terminal, is a portable, all-in-one card reader and receipt printer that will be available within the next 3-5...
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Black Friday Deals Are Not Just For Consumers

November 19, 2018
Consumers aren’t the only ones to benefit from holiday sales; small business owners can find plenty of Black Friday deals this holiday season on business products. Whether you’re in the market for a new POS system, a great deal on...
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5 Tips to Get Your Invoices Paid Faster

November 15, 2018
No one likes the waiting game, especially when it comes to invoices. As a small business owner, you can’t afford to waste time waiting for customers to pay you. Luckily, there are some tricks you can use to get those invoices...
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5 Ways to Limit the Damage to Your Business From Trump’s Tariffs

October 22, 2018
No doubt, there is cause for concern about the effects of Trump's tariffs on the U.S. economy. Recently, the Tax Foundation created a model that revealed the tariffs planned and enacted to date would reduce long-term GDP by 0.12 percent ($30 billion)...
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Alternative business loans: What they are and where to find them

October 18, 2018
Years ago, banks were the go-to sources for business loans. If you needed financing to expand your business, you walked into your local bank branch, filled out an application, and most of the time, walked out knowing that you would...
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To Keep Up as an Ecommerce Business, Recognize That It May Be Time to Expand

October 12, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, the most valuable resource for entrepreneurs isn't money. Instead, it's information. Think about it -- you won't see a penny of investment funds or revenue if you don't know what you're talking about. In the world of ecommerce,...
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Top 25 eCommerce Problems & Mistakes to Avoid

September 28, 2018
Every online store is unique, and so is every shipment. If you’re just using one shipping carrier to process all of your orders, chances are you’re missing out on thousands in savings. Different shipping carriers specialize in different aspects of...
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Intuit QuickBooks Payments

September 27, 2018
MerchantMaverick discusses both the old rates and new rates and makes the point that the additional 25-cent transaction fee (in addition to the percentage fee) can add up if you mainly process small transactions. The review was written before Intuit released...
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7 Tax Deductions to Start Tracking Now

September 13, 2018
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...
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Payment Processing Industry: Processors Overcharge Merchants by Up to 50 Percent

September 7, 2018
“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...
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How to Open a Bar: The Complete 2018 Handbook

August 16, 2018
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...
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Never Worry About Cash Flow Again by Using These 5 Strategies

August 15, 2018
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...
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How to Open a Coffee Shop

August 7, 2018
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...
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Managing The Flow: How To Choose Project Management Software For Your Team

August 2, 2018
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...
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eBay Adds New Seller Financing, Customer Payment Options

July 25, 2018
"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...
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