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Shannon Vissers

Lead Staff Writer

9+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Small Business Lending, POS

Education: BA English, San Diego State University

Shannon has been writing for Merchant Maverick about small business software and financing since 2015. She started writing professionally about business topics in 2005. Shannon has been featured in the Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, US News, MSN, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and other publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from San Diego State University and currently resides in San Diego, California.

Merchant Maverick Archives for Shannon Vissers

CardX by Stax Review

On the whole, CardX by Stax can be a good surcharging solution for businesses that want to implement this credit card processing model to save on fees. Just be aware that using CardX does not mean you can process cards without incurring any fees—monthly account fees and debit card processing fees will still apply.

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Jun 26, 2024 Filed under: Merchant Account Reviews

Next-Day Funding Merchant Services

When you need merchant services with next-day funding, the most important thing is to select a payment processor that can accommodate you. The best credit card processing companies can provide next-day funding, and some even offer same-day funding or instant transfers.

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Nov 20, 2023 Filed under: Credit Card Processing
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How To Write A Business Plan For A Loan

A business plan is a written document that provides a complete overview of your business, including information about your business’s services, strategies, finances, and goals. All businesses should have a business plan, but a business plan is especially important when applying for a business loan.

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Jul 12, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business
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Using Lightspeed Loyalty For Retail Success

Using Lightspeed Loyalty is very easy, as there is nothing to download or install, and most Loyalty functions can be performed right from your iPad POS. The functionality is more or less self-explanatory for anyone who has used an iPad or tablet before.

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Jan 18, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale
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SBA 8(a) Program & Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for SBA 8(a) certification, your business must be owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. This usually means the business is minority-owned and that the owner doesn’t have many assets. Your company must also sell something that the federal government purchases.

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Jun 1, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans

Lendio SBA Loans: What They Are & How Your Business Can Apply

If you like the convenience of Lendio’s business loans marketplace but can’t wait for an SBA loan or don’t qualify for one, you might consider applying for a faster or easier-to-qualify loan through Lendio, such as a short-term loan or business line of credit. To learn more about Lendio loans, including Lendio SBA loans and other loan types, read our in-depth Lendio review.

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Jun 5, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans