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Shannon Vissers

Senior Staff Writer

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.

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Best Restaurant Inventory Management Software For 2023

Inventory software for restaurants can include ingredient tracking, vendor management, low-stock notifications, and recipe costing. A good restaurant inventory management system saves time and money by preventing food waste. Learn about the best restaurant inventory management software, including Toast, Upserve, TouchBistro, and more.

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Sep 12, 2023 Filed under: Restaurant POS
Lightspeed POS alternatives

The 6 Best Lightspeed Competitors & Why We Recommend Them

Lightspeed is an awesome POS solution, but it’s not right for every business. Some merchants might want a more affordable POS, or one that provides advanced or niche features. Read on for a look at some of the best alternatives to Lightspeed. We’ll explore Lightspeed competitors, including Square, Shopify, Toast, and more.

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May 25, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale
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Upstart Review

Upstart is an online lending platform that offers consumer loans to qualified borrowers. It has relaxed credit score requirements, competitive terms and fees, and an easy application process. Upstart is an excellent resource for many people who do not fit the traditional model of a loan borrower.

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Sep 27, 2023 Filed under: Small Business Loan Reviews, Start-Up Business Loan Reviews
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Complete POS Hardware Buyer’s Guide

Different types of businesses need different types of POS hardware. Retail businesses typically need a tablet, tablet stand, cash drawer, receipt printer, and barcode scanner. A restaurant may not need s barcode scanner (unless they also sell merch), but will need other peripheral POS equipment such as kitchen printers and handheld ordering devices.

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May 25, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale