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Chris Motola

Senior Staff Writer

8+ 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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How To Get A Personal Loan To Start A Business

Even if you have a steady income and a high personal credit score, additional requirements such as time in business or a business credit score make it a tough task to get a business loan. This can be a problem, particularly for startups. Using a personal loan for business allows you to bypass some of these restrictions to get financing for your business.

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Jul 6, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business
Personal loans for business

Best Personal Loans For Business

Our list of best personal loans for businesses should provide a good starting point for entrepreneurs looking for small loans to help jumpstart their businesses. Our list includes Rocket Loans, LendingPoint, Discover Personal Loans, Avant, Lending Club, Prosper, and Upstart.

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Apr 10, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business
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Can You Get A High-Risk Merchant Account With Instant Approval: The Bitter Truth

Getting swift approval for a merchant account is uncommon, particularly for high-risk merchants. Accordingly, there are a number of merchant services providers promising high-risk merchant account instant approvals. In this post, we’ll explain what “instant approval” really means and why it’s a bad idea, no matter how desperate you are to get a merchant account.

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Jan 31, 2024 Filed under: High-Risk Merchant Accounts
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What SBA Disaster Loans Are & How To Qualify For One

The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) provides financial assistance to both small businesses and private, nonprofit organizations that are located in a declared disaster area. Coverage depends on the amount of economic injury sustained. That includes things that don’t cause property damage, such as COVID-19, but still result in a massive loss of demand due to circumstances beyond your control or that interrupt your ability to conduct business.

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Jun 27, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans