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Chris Motola

Senior Staff Writer

9+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Business Payments, Crytocurrency, Business Funding

Education: MS Interactive Media, University of Central Florida

Chris has been writing about small business topics since 2003. In 2015, he joined Merchant Maverick, where he writes about business financing, payment processing, and demographic trends in entrepreneurship. Chris has been featured in Fox Business, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, GoBankingRates, Newsweek, BizJournals, and other publications. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Writing Arts from SUNY Oswego, and a Masters of Science in Interactive Media from the University of Central Florida. He currently resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

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What Is Equipment Financing: How To Purchase Hard Assets With Loans & Leases

Whether you’re paving a road or writing software, sooner or later you’re going to need to buy, upgrade, or replace your business-related equipment. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a lot of cash on hand, the costs of doing so out of pocket may prove prohibitive. If you don’t have the luxury of waiting, you’ll need to seek financing. When that happens, you should consider an equipment loan.

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Apr 3, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing

Equipment Financing: Lease VS Loan

Chances are, if you’re running a business, you’ll need equipment, whether it takes the form of chairs, registers, or pile drivers. Purchasing these items may require more cash than you have on hand, forcing you to take out a loan. On the other hand, purchasing equipment that becomes obsolete quickly often doesn’t make sense, fiscally. […]

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Jan 9, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing

Adyen Review

Adyen is an international merchant account provider known for its big-name users, including Microsoft, Pinterest, eBay, Uber, and Spotify. Impressed yet? It’s hard not to get a little starstruck, but we didn’t want to let that sway our non-biased approach. You’ll find that as a small business owner, you may have some things to be cautious about, and we’ll tell you why in this review.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews, Online Payment Processing Reviews, Payment Gateway Reviews
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What Is Equipment Financing & How Does It Work?

Equipment financing is the use of a loan or lease to purchase or borrow hard assets for your business. This type of financing might be used to purchase or borrow any physical asset, such as a restaurant oven or a company car. How does it work? What types of equipment financing are available? Get the answers to your questions in our equipment financing guide.

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May 22, 2024 Filed under: Equipment Financing
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Fundbox Small Business Lines Of Credit Review

Fundbox is a business lender that specializes in offering lines of credit to small businesses. Merchants access this line by connecting either their business checking account or accounting software to Fundbox’s platform, and a credit decision is returned in three minutes or less. Fundbox requires a credit score of at least 500 and three months’ time in business.

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Mar 7, 2024 Filed under: Business Line of Credit Reviews, Small Business Loan Reviews
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Funding Circle Business Loans Review

Funding Circle is an online lender that offers medium-term installment loans to established businesses. It has a relatively long application process and strict borrower requirements but competitive terms and fees. Businesses that qualify for Funding Circle will most likely be able to get a better rate from an actual bank.

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Mar 13, 2024 Filed under: Small Business Loan Reviews