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Erica Seppala

Editor & Senior Staff Writer

5+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Accounting, QuickBooks, Payroll, Business Funding, POS

Education: AA Liberal Studies, Limestone University

Erica began writing on small business topics in 2008. She joined Merchant Maverick in 2018 and focuses on loans, accounting, and POS. She is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll. She has been cited in MSN, Reader’s Digest, Vox, U.S. News & World Report, and Real Simple. She is a graduate of Limestone University and resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Best Small Business Grants For Felons

Ex-felons can apply for most government and private grants, provided they meet all requirements for receiving the grant. Those requirements may include owning a business in a certain industry, being located in a specific area, being in operations for a minimum amount of time, and demonstrating a specific need for funds.

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Jun 12, 2023 Filed under: Business Grants
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Axos Bank Review

Axos is a direct bank and FDIC member and not a financial services company offering banking services as part of its total package. That sets Axos Bank apart from some other online-only competitors, such as Novo or Square. Will it make a difference for Axos customers? This Axos bank review will answer that question and help you decide if Axos is a good choice for your small business.

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Jun 13, 2024 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews

Ambria Properties: Building Homes, Success, & A Bright Future In Greenville

Though the residential construction market is booming, it isn’t without its challenges. As a result of the pandemic, building supplies, from windows to lumber, have increased significantly in price and have been in short supply. Despite these issues, Ambria Properties, a residential construction company based out of Greenville, South Carolina, continues to prosper. But this isn’t the first obstacle that Ambria Properties has faced.  

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Aug 30, 2021 Filed under: Business Spotlights

10 Ways To Reduce Your Restaurant Turnover Rate

The turnover rate in the restaurant industry is notoriously high, and the problem has only grown worse since the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding — and keeping — good help may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, though, there are ways to reduce your turnover rate, allowing you to find loyal employees that are ready to take your restaurant to the next level.

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Jul 27, 2021 Filed under: Restaurant POS, Small Business
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SpotOn POS Review

With multiple pricing plans, systems, and features, businesses of all sizes can use SpotOn. Throw in an easy-to-use and intuitive UI, plenty of add-ons and integrations, and numerous positive reviews from past and current customers, and it’s not hard to see why SpotOn is a worthy contender in the POS space.

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Feb 14, 2024 Filed under: POS System Reviews, Restaurant POS System Reviews