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Matt Sherman

Lead Staff Writer

7+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: POS, Accounting, Payroll

Education: BA English, University of Oregon

Matt has been helping small businesses make decisions since 2017. He has written reviews and articles across many different channels but specializes in the point of sale, payroll, and small business insurance categories and has been quoted in articles for Fox Business, Forbes, and other publications. Prior to joining Merchant Maverick, Matt was a journalist and editor for 14 years for a pair of weekly newspapers. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and currently resides in Gladstone, Oregon.

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Lightspeed Vs Toast: 2024 Comparison

We recommend Lightspeed for small to midsize restaurants focused primarily on quick-serve and fast-casual orders because the software is affordable, you can install it on any iPad, the inventory management is best suited for buildable items and combo meals, and a straightforward loyalty program is available on all plans.

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May 23, 2024 Filed under: Point of Sale, Restaurant POS
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Best UK POS Systems

While all of the POS systems we’ve named have benefits, the decision should ultimately come down to what kinds of features your small business prioritizes. If you’re looking for one of the best free POS systems, Square or Zettle should be near the top of your list.

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Sep 7, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale
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6 Best Restaurant POS Systems In Canada

The best restaurant POS for Canada can fit into the budget of a small business owner while also providing a feature set without any major gaps. Some key features for Canadian restaurant owners to look for in a point of sale system are mobile ordering, delivery integrations, and intuitive hardware options. Take a look at our choices for the best POS restaurant systems in Canada.

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Dec 8, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale
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The Best Commercial Auto Insurance

Commercial auto insurance covers vehicles used for business and the people who drive those vehicles for work. Some insurance companies limit the number of people who can be listed as drivers, however. Check with your insurance agent to make sure you have coverage for as many drivers as you need.

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May 6, 2024 Filed under: Business Insurance
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The Best Commercial Truck Insurance

Commercial truck insurance is a type of commercial auto insurance. More specifically, it’s a bundle of insurance policies that offer comprehensive protection for trucking businesses and independent owner-operators. The exact combination of insurance your business needs depends on the specifics of your operation.

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May 9, 2024 Filed under: Business Insurance

Best Commercial Property Insurance In 2024

Business property insurance usually covers some but not all natural disasters. Certain types of natural disasters are almost always excluded from standard policies, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. If you live in an area that’s vulnerable to those types of disasters, speak with your insurance provider to learn your options.

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May 15, 2024 Filed under: Business Insurance
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Square Stand Review 2024

Square Stand is among the most commonly used and versatile pieces of hardware they offer, made even more so when you combine it with Square Stand Mount. The ability to use your Square Stand virtually anywhere in your business establishment can help you turn over customers faster and make sure that orders are entered accurately.

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May 3, 2024 Filed under: Credit Card Reader Reviews, POS System Reviews
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Best Commercial Renters Insurance Providers

Most commercial renters insurance will cover damages to your business inventory, computers and electronic equipments, furnishings, and damages to the building caused by your business operations. Personal property is generally not covered. Damage from natural disasters or from faulty utilities may not be covered.

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Apr 24, 2024 Filed under: Business Insurance