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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.

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Greenbox Capital Review

Finding a fair and reputable small business lender in the alternative lending space is no easy task. However, there are a few such lenders that make it a point to provide honesty and fairness in their lending practices. Greenbox Capital seems to check off most of the boxes in terms of being a unicorn, i.e., a non-predatory online lender.

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Mar 11, 2024 Filed under: Small Business Loan Reviews

Clover Station POS Review

Clover Station’s plug-and-play design is attractive to merchants who want to get up and running fast with little hassle and a pretty, yet powerful hardware setup. The proprietary, Android-based Clover Station is intuitive and minimalistic in its design, similar to Apple products. But there are drawbacks.

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Feb 23, 2024 Filed under: Credit Card Reader Reviews, POS System Reviews
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Best Business Loans For Lawyers

Choosing the right type of loan for your law firm practice can be tricky and confusing, due to the large number of available options, and the sometimes complicated terms and fees. Here are some tips to help you navigate the world of law firm loans.

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May 10, 2024 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business

Your Complete Guide To Restaurant Inventory Management

Tired of nightly 86’ed items? Losing fresh veggies to spoilage? Learn how to manage your restaurant inventory effectively and efficiently. Whether you are new to running a restaurant or have reached a point where any inventory processes you have are not working, this article is a great starting point to help you develop or improve your restaurant inventory management.  

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Jan 14, 2021 Filed under: Restaurant POS

Best Short-Term Loans For Small Businesses In 2024

Short-term business loans can be just the thing to see your business through unforeseen challenges or to help you take advantage of time-sensitive opportunities. If you can pay back your loan in a timely manner, you’ll have overcome your temporary hurdle, dodged the debt trap, and positioned your business for future success.

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May 21, 2024 Filed under: Business Loans

15 Need-To-Know Buy Now, Pay Later Statistics For Small Businesses

Buying something now but paying for it later has always been a tantalizing concept. But the idea is gaining even more steam now thanks to current events. Traditionally, people turned to credit cards when they didn’t have the cash on hand to afford a purchase. Today’s consumer is increasingly wary of credit card debt, however, and interest in other avenues has grown. Not surprisingly, a bevy of buy now, pay later (BNPL) services have sprung into action to meet the need.

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Jul 14, 2022 Filed under: Buy Now Pay Later, Small Business

Shopify POS Hardware: Cost, Where To Buy, & More

It can take a little time and head-scratching to figure out the best Shopify hardware setup for your business. Your hardware options will depend on various factors, such as your device, your Shopify plan, your credit card processor, and what country you live in. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Shopify hardware.

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Mar 17, 2023 Filed under: Point of Sale, Retail POS