Maddie Shepherd is a writer who specializes in small business financing and has expertise in business credit cards, accounting tools and merchant services. She has reviewed and analyzed dozens of financial tools and providers, helping business owners make better financial decisions.
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Brand Loyalty Statistics You Should Know
Seventy-one percent of customers are unlikely to buy from a business that loses their trust, and more customer loyalty statistics.
Direct Mail Statistics for Small Businesses
Direct mail can include postcards, flyers and brochures sent directly to your customers' and prospects' homes.
Small-Business Marketing Statistics and Trends
Social media, online reviews and email are some of the major players in the small-business marketing space.
Best PayPal Alternatives
These PayPal alternatives for businesses offer useful features at competitive prices.
Best Retail POS Systems
Inventory management, transparent pricing and useful reporting capabilities are a must for retail point-of-sale systems.
QuickBooks GoPayment Review 2023: How to Use It, Pricing, Alternatives
QuickBooks accounting clients can use the GoPayment app to process transactions from anywhere at competitive rates.
Intuit Merchant Services Review: Is This System Right for Your Business?
Intuit merchant services offers payment and transaction management to small businesses that use Intuit products.
Inova Payroll Review: Pros, Cons, Alternatives
Looking for a well-respected payroll software? Inova may be right for your business.
UltiPro Payroll Review: Pros, Cons, Reviews, Alternatives
UltiPro Payroll is a widely recognized payroll solution. Decide whether it's right for your small business.
Bank of America Merchant Services Review
Learn about Bank of America Merchant Services fees, features and customer reviews.
What Kind of Business Should I Start?
If you’re trying to decide what kind of business to start, these six questions might help.
Aloha POS System Review
NCR's Aloha POS system has a user-friendly design, but subpar customer support, and pricing isn't transparent.
Veem Payments Review: Features, Costs, Alternatives
Veem is a digital payment processor that allows customers to send and receive domestic and international payments.