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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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The 10 U.S. States Where Inflation Is Hitting Consumers The Hardest

Inflation is taking a big bite out of Americans’ purchasing power, but residents of Southern states may be feeling the hit to their wallets more intensely than elsewhere. Merchant Maverick’s inaugural report, The 10 U.S. States Where Inflation Is Hitting Consumers The Hardest, looks not only at where inflation is rising the fastest, but how much existing factors within a given state may contribute to the stress on a household budget.

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Jun 20, 2022 Filed under: Data Reports

Top States Most Likely To Survive A Recession In 2022

In Merchant Maverick’s inaugural data report on The Best States In Which To Survive Recession, our analysis found that the states in the best condition to mitigate the effects of a recession aren’t where you might expect. Most of them, as it turns out, are in the Heartland.

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Apr 11, 2022 Filed under: Data Reports

Square Cash App For Business: The Complete Guide To Setup & Fees

For businesses that make infrequent and small transactions, Cash App is a wonderful convenience. You’ll be able to take Cash App and credit card transactions with minimal fuss and no hardware expenditures outside of the mobile device you’re already using. The flat 2.75% transaction fee recalls the old days of Square; with no flat markup, it’s possible to make very small transactions economically.

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Oct 3, 2023 Filed under: Digital Wallets and Alternative Payments

The Best Collection Agency Merchant Services Providers In 2024

To start a collection agency, you’ll need a robust suite of hardware and services to accept payments online and over the phone. Whether you’re building your agency from the ground up or already have a business that needs to switch to a better merchant account provider, your agency’s success depends on multi-channel payment support, systems to combat fraudulent chargebacks, and transparent pricing plans and contractual requirements.

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Feb 1, 2024 Filed under: High-Risk Merchant Accounts

Setting Up Shopify Payments

Shopify Payments is Shopify’s built-in payment processing feature, which allows you to accept credit and debit cards, as well as additional payment methods. By default, Shopify Payments is a white label version of Stripe and has most of that payment processor’s strengths and weaknesses. Learn more about Shopify Payments and how to set it up for your small business.

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May 25, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, eCommerce