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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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Nationwide Small Business Insurance Review

Nationwide Insurance offers business coverage for all types of business. Nationwide’s commercial coverage starts with a standard businessowners policy (often called a BOP) that includes business liability, commercial property, business income, and equipment breakdown coverage. Nationwide also offers many other types of specialized insurance coverage for businesses.

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Apr 11, 2024 Filed under: Business Insurance Reviews

The Complete Guide To Flood Insurance

Property insurance policies do not normally protect you in case of damage from floods. Flooding is defined as water inundating an area of normally dry land and affecting two or more adjacent properties or 2+ acres. Your property insurance policy will protect you from other types of water damage, such as a burst pipe, but only flood insurance helps you in the event of an actual flood.

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Jan 13, 2023 Filed under: Business Insurance

Pros & Cons Of Using Square Online Ordering For Restaurants

Square already boasts one of the more user-friendly and affordable point of sale systems on the market for restaurants, so it’s not a surprise that its online ordering function is equally sleek and reliable. If you already use Square or are searching for new or different POS software, tapping into Square’s online ordering features can boost sales and help improve the efficacy of your inventory management — and ultimately your profitability.

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Apr 29, 2023 Filed under: Restaurant POS
Free restaurant POS software

6 Best Free Restaurant POS Systems

Whether you want a modern way to accept multiple forms of payment or you’re ready to take your business to the next level with features such as online ordering, we cover it all. From pizzerias and franchises to cafes and bars, there’s a no-cost software option out there for you.

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Dec 6, 2023 Filed under: Restaurant POS
Cannabis POS systems

5 Best Cannabis POS Systems

If you own a marijuana dispensary or other business in the cannabis industry, your needs are different from your average retail shop. The good news is that there are POS providers that have systems designed specifically for the cannabis industry.

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Dec 4, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale

10 Best Employee Benefits You Should Offer & Why

Business owners who are overly obsessed with the bottom line may be tempted to skimp on employee benefits as a way to cut costs. But research shows this is a poor choice on multiple fronts. Offering a unique and broad array of benefits can dramatically impact the number of applicants you get for openings and can have a big effect on your current employees’ morale. Read on for a look at the top benefits you should be providing your employees.

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May 12, 2023 Filed under: Payroll

Botanie Soaps: Cleaning Up The Competition Since 2000

Botanie Soaps offers wholesale organic soaps with custom labels. These soaps suit the needs of customers looking to sell at farmer’s markets or small boutiques or much larger clients looking for a high-quality product to repackage and resell on a national scale. They also offer soap-making equipment and materials for those just starting in the industry.

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Jun 7, 2021 Filed under: Business Spotlights