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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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6 Best Credit Repair Merchant Accounts

Credit repair companies are considered high risk by most payment service providers, so finding someone that will work with you can be a chore. Merchant Maverick has found that the five services offering the best credit repair merchant accounts are PaymentCloud, Soar Payments, Instabill, eMerchantBroker, and PayKings.

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Feb 16, 2024 Filed under: High-Risk Merchant Accounts

Klarna for Business

A buy-now-pay-later can give customers the ability to spread out payments in a budget-friendly fashion. Issuing short-term loans to customers yourself can be risky, both financially and legally. The smart choice might be to partner with an established BNPL partner like Klarna to give customers financing options while keeping your own risk low. Read on for more information about Klarna!

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Oct 18, 2023 Filed under: Buy Now Pay Later

Tech Equipment Leasing VS Buying: Should You Lease Or Buy Computers & IT Equipment?

Computers, IT equipment, and related items pose unique issues for businesses trying to decide whether to lease or buy. Tech equipment becomes obsolete more quickly than almost any other type of equipment, making it a poor long-term investment. At the same time, many businesses need to keep their tech hardware up-to-date in order to remain competitive. Should you buy or lease your tech equipment? Read on.

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May 28, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing

The Complete Guide To Customer Financing For Small Businesses

Financing allows those who are wavering on a purchase because of the price to buy from you right away and then pay for the goods/services in installments in the future. This way, you don’t lose a sale to sticker shock. This is called customer financing or, sometimes, consumer financing. Broadly speaking, you can provide customer financing yourself, or you can use a third-party financing specialist. As to how to do either, along with their pluses and minuses, read on to find out.

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Jun 29, 2022 Filed under: Buy Now Pay Later, Small Business