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Davina Ward

Senior Staff Writer

2+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payroll, Accounting

Education: BA English Literature, SUNY Geneseo

Davina joined Merchant Maverick in 2022, covering small business payroll and accounting. She began writing for small businesses in 2018 and has since gained expertise in the SaaS industry. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. She currently resides in New York.

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Gusto Payroll Review 2024

Gusto is a cloud-based payroll solution that seamlessly combines benefits administration, 401(k)s, HR, and onboarding. The company takes care of payroll The software’s only downsides are the limited time tracking, potentially long payroll processing, and limited reporting. Health benefits are also not available in every state yet.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews
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Paychex Review

From “hire to retire,” Paychex offers an incredible number of services, including payroll, HR, benefits administration, business insurance, retirement plans, health care, and more. These features make Paychex a good solution for businesses looking to manage multiple areas of their payroll and HR duties in a single platform.

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May 21, 2024 Filed under: Payroll Services & Software Reviews

The 10 Best Places To Order Business Checks Online

Looking for a safe, reliable way to order checks for your business? Whether low price is a priority or you’re looking for ease of ordering, this list of business check providers should have something for you. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of Staples, Costco, and QuickBooks for check ordering, but also introduce you to some lesser-known gems.

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Oct 13, 2021 Filed under: Small Business
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The Complete Guide To QuickBooks Payroll Pricing

Every QuickBooks Desktop Payroll option is compatible with QuickBooks Desktop Pro, QuickBooks Desktop Premier, and QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise. (If you use the Gold or Platinum version of QuickBooks Enterprise, payroll is already included in your subscription).

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Oct 6, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

Best Alternative Payment Methods For Small Businesses In 2024

From speeding up the checkout process to garnering extra trust from customers and reducing your own risk of fraud in your business, alternative payment methods have a plethora of benefits and don’t require too much fancy footwork to get set up. Let’s explore some of the biggest trends, such as digital wallets, bank transfers, and a few more you may not have heard of just yet.

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Feb 1, 2024 Filed under: ACH and Check Processing, Digital Wallets and Alternative Payments

The Complete Guide To Rolling Reserves

If you accept credit card payments, at some point you’re going to encounter the term “rolling reserve” — read on to find out what a reserve fund is, how likely you are to face one, and how to keep your business afloat in the worst-case scenario.

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Sep 28, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing