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Kymberlin Bush

Staff Writer

Expertise: POS

Education: BA Creative Writing, Pacific University

Kymberlin started contributing to Merchant Maverick as a freelancer in 2022 and joined the team as the full-time small business health insurance expert in 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Pacific University in 2020 and continues to reside in Portland, Oregon.

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What Is Afterpay & How Does It Work?

Afterpay is one of several popular BNPL providers that offer short-term loans to your customers and pay you the total purchase price upfront, taking on all the financial risk for merchants. Read on if you want to know how Afterpay works, how it’s different from other BNPL options, and whether this BNPL solution is the right one for your eCommerce business.

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Feb 13, 2023 Filed under: Buy Now Pay Later

Do I Need A Business Bank Account?

If you’re still wondering if you need a business bank account, the answer lies in understanding the differences between personal and business banking. A business account simply is better suited than a personal account for running a business. Find out more about why you need to ditch your personal account and sign up for a business checking account to run your small business.

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Apr 12, 2023 Filed under: Business Banking
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8 Best Winery POS Systems

With the world slowly reopening and returning to some semblance of normalcy, wineries could see a spike in both sales and visitors and need to prepare for whatever the next trend is within the industry. Here’s where an excellent wine-focused point of sale system can come in handy.

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Oct 6, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale
Prepayment penalties

What Is A Prepayment Penalty?

Lenders want borrowers to pay as much interest as possible, which is why some loans discourage and penalize early payment through the use of prepayment penalties. However, using the strategies outlined in this article, you may be able to make prepayments on your business loan while avoiding or minimizing any penalties, even if your loan does include a prepayment penalty.

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Apr 19, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans
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Seed Funding: What It Is & Where To Get It

Seed funding can be any amount of money, from any source, that helps move a business from the conceptual phase to the implementation phase. Seed funding is typically a small amount of money relative to the scope of the business proposal and often comes from personal sources like family and friends.

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Jul 27, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans

How To Sell Your Business: The Complete Guide To Selling A Company In 7 Simple Steps

Selling a business can be a lot more complicated than it might seem at first glance. In this post, we’ll dig into the hows and what-ifs you’ll want to explore before, during, and through the transitional phases. Understanding the basics and planning can help you avoid falling into some of the common pitfalls that may spring up during the process of a business sale.

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Feb 21, 2023 Filed under: Small Business

The Best Appointment Scheduling Software

Finding the best scheduling software for your small business starts with knowing what’s out there. You may be surprised to find that there’s quite a bit of overlap with payment, CRM, and booking software tools. That’s why each option on our list has a specific focus so that you can find your perfect match.

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Sep 15, 2023 Filed under: Booking, CRM

How To Close A Business

Sadly, as the global COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on our world and our institutions strain to cope with it all, scores of businesses are facing the excruciating reality that remaining in operation just isn’t feasible. As terrible as it is, there are steps you need to take to ensure that the pain of closing your business isn’t even more devastating to your employees and your finances than it needs to be.

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Mar 10, 2023 Filed under: Small Business