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Jason Vissers

Senior Staff Writer

8+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payments, Small Business Lending

Education: BA Political Science, San Diego State University

Jason has been writing about small business software platforms, services, and financing since 2015. Jason’s expertise has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Time/NextAdvisor, Home Business Magazine,, GoBankingRates,, and other publications. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Don’t Want (Or Were Denied) An EIDL Or PPP Loan? Here Are Your Best Small Business Loan Alternatives

The PPP and EIDL programs have distributed a massive amount of funding to struggling businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many businesses have been unable to secure funding from these programs despite applying when directed and meeting all the relevant qualifications. Whatever the reason, there are business owners out there in need of funding that have not been served by the PPP or EIDL programs. That’s why we’ve set out to highlight other lending options — both public and private — that are currently available to small businesses.

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Jun 19, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business
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Shopify Tap & Chip Card Reader Review

Shopify’s Tap & Chip Card Reader is a handy mobile credit card reader that works seamlessly with the Shopify POS app and which accepts cutting-edge forms of payment for a reasonable price. It has the advantage of being able to accept contactless payments, and it connects wirelessly to your tablet or smartphone.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Credit Card Reader Reviews

The Second Round Of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funding Has Been Announced [UPDATE: It’s Passed]

Small business owners and the self-employed have faced particular challenges and frustrations, as many were unable to get a PPP Loan during the last round of funding despite applying as soon as the funds became available. The good news is that on April 21, 2020, the US Senate passed a bill authorizing the addition of $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to businesses affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak. Just know that once it’s signed into law, it might be another day or so before the SBA can reopen the program to new applicants.

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Apr 23, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business
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PayPal Business Debit Card Review

Businesses looking to cut out the middle man and make purchases directly from their PayPal business accounts can easily obtain the PayPal Business Debit Mastercard and earn 1% cash back on all eligible purchases. Combine this with the card’s lack of an annual fee, and you have a handy way to earn some extra cash with your business spending without having to worry about interest charges. Do the advantages of using the PayPal Business Debit Mastercard outweigh the disadvantages? Read the rest of our review, so you can make an informed decision that benefits your business.

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Dec 15, 2023 Filed under: Small Business Credit Card Reviews

BILL Spend & Expense (formerly Divvy) Credit Card Review

Divvy has made waves in the fintech scene in recent years thanks to its forward-thinking expense software. Whether the Divvy credit card is any good depends on your business. That said, the Divvy business credit card offers solid rewards and great perks. The Divvy credit card will be best suited for businesses needing a robust spend and expense management solution in addition to a corporate card program.

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Apr 4, 2024 Filed under: Business Bank Account Reviews, Corporate Card Reviews