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How All-In-One Platforms Lower the Cost of SMB Payments

Stoyan Kenderov, Plastiq’s Chief Operating Officer, joined a recent PYMNTS panel to talk about how SMBs.. read more

By Plastiq
Blog Staying ahead of the ecommerce curve by Brian Moran

Staying Ahead of the E-Commerce Curve

Small business entrepreneur, Brian Moran, brought author, speaker and e-commerce expert John Lawson on The Small.. read more

By Plastiq
Plastiq Blog Introducing the Plastiq Mobile App
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Introducing: The Plastiq Mobile App

On-the-go bill pay evolved.  Plastiq is excited to announce our newest evolution in accounts payable processing:.. read more

By Lisette Aguilar

2021: The year of acclimation

In 2020, small businesses scrambled to adapt to lockdowns and new remote work protocols. Businesses where.. read more

By Stoyan Kenderov, Chief Product Officer
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Stop waiting for your money

No matter what industry you’re in, you’re in the business of making money.  But too often,.. read more

By Plastiq
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Do more than manage your cash flow. Predict it.

In its 2021 State of Small Business Cash Flow, Intuit Quickbooks reported that 60% of small.. read more

By Plastiq
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Make it simple to get paid on time

If you run a small business, it’s probably no surprise that 93% of businesses are paid.. read more

By Plastiq

2% of Your Profits are Going to Waste. Here’s How Payment Approval Workflow Can Save You Time

A recent McKinsey report showed that businesses waste 2% of their hard earned profits on just.. read more

By Vishakha Gupta
Bright future for women owned businesses
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Women-Owned Businesses are Succeeding During the Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Going into 2020, the 2019 American Express State of Women-Owned Businesses Report found the number of.. read more

By Plastiq

Plastiq HackDay 2021

It’s no mystery that taking time off can be good for your mental health, but it.. read more

By Rahul Bhatt

Interview Series: Lillian Liang, Senior Software Engineer

Lillian Liang started her time at Plastiq as a contract software engineer, but the fit was.. read more

By Plastiq
Eric Normant of Plastiq

Interview series: Eric Normant, VP Engineering

Meet Plastiq’s own Eric Normant, VP, Engineering. A little over a year ago, Eric joined Plastiq,.. read more

By Plastiq

When And How Fast Will The Economy Recover? Here Are Three Economic Metrics To Watch

The economy will recover from the pandemic. There’s no doubt about that. But there is a.. read more

By Gene Marks
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These Three Fintech Trends Will Impact You, And Your Business In 2021

There’s a lot going on in the financial technology (or fintech) world—things that will impact not.. read more

By Plastiq
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Five Major Tech Trends Impacting Businesses in 2020

There has been a major boost in business technology trends in the year of 2020. This.. read more

By Plastiq
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Four Technologies That Four Technology Experts Say Will Increase Your Cash Flow

Maybe you saw the discussion I had with John Horner, Ivan Mehta and Tom Berdan. If.. read more

By Gene Marks
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This Is How Much Cash Your Business Really Needs

If there’s anything the recent economic downturn has taught us it’s that maintaining a healthy cash.. read more

By Gene Marks

Tax Tips 2020

With tax day just a few days away, here are some tips that we hope will.. read more

By Plastiq
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Plastiq Raises $75 Million in Series D Funding to Accelerate Rollout of Intelligent Payments Solution for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

Investment Will Be Used to Equip SMBs with Expanded Payment Options that Enable Them to Maximize.. read more

By Plastiq

Pay Early, And Five Other Ways To Make Your Suppliers Love You

When you get an emergency call from a customer who needs something right away do you.. read more

By Gene Marks
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The Biggest Error Small Businesses Make About Credit Card Fees

It amazes me how, in 2020, so many small business owners don’t take advantage of credit.. read more

By Gene Marks

Getting Cash NOW From The Federal Government

Many businesses are struggling to navigate their way through the current Coronavirus pandemic. Some have been.. read more

By Gene Marks

Plastiq Assists Opportunity Fund in Providing Immediate Help to Small Businesses

With shelter-in-place orders being enacted across the globe, small business owners everywhere are in crisis mode,.. read more

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

Plastiq Recognized as 2020 Bay Area Best Places to Work

San Francisco, CA – April 24, 2020 – We’re proud to share that Plastiq has been.. read more

By Amanda Goldman
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A Letter from our Co-Founder & CEO

Dear Customers, Friends, and Community, No doubt you have received many updates and messages from companies,.. read more

By Eliot Buchanan, Plastiq CEO & Founder

Seven Things Business Owners are Doing in Response to Coronavirus

Published on March 13, 2020 At the time of publishing this post, the World Health Organization.. read more

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

Five Biggest Potential Risks from Coronavirus Business Owners are Monitoring

Published on March 4, 2020 Like so many around the world, as we monitor the coronavirus.. read more

By Sameer Gulati, Plastiq COO

3 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Many people wait to file their taxes close to the deadline, but there are good reasons.. read more

By Amanda Goldman

3 Tax Write-Offs That Work Great with Plastiq

Common Cash-Only Write-Offs Which Can Be Paid With Plastiq This information is for educational purposes only… read more

By Amanda Goldman
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Plastiq Named to Forbes 2020 Fintech 50 List

We’re excited to be named today to Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50 list. The publication highlights the.. read more

By Bobby Lee
Plastiq Named Among Most Innovative Fintech Companies in Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50
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Plastiq Named Among Most Innovative Fintech Companies in Forbes’ 2020 Fintech 50

Prestigious Industry Award Recognizes Fintech Companies with Significant Company Growth SAN FRANCISCO – February 12, 2020.. read more

By Plastiq

Should Your Amazon Business Stay Local or Go Global?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by PingPong Payments You’ve found profitable products, mastered the.. read more

By Bobby Lee

Why Did a Popular Local Business With Tons of Customers Fail?

One of the major reasons that small businesses fail is from a lack of working capital… read more

By Plastiq

First Timer’s Guide to Amazon Seller Feedback

Obtaining great seller feedback on Amazon can play a vital role in how well your product.. read more

By Bobby Lee

How to Drive External Traffic to Amazon Listings

One of the most sought after prizes in the e-commerce industry is to land a product.. read more

By Bobby Lee
Seller's discretionary earnings
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Why ‘Seller’s Discretionary Earnings’ is Critical for E-Commerce Sellers to Know About

E-Commerce sellers have a lot to pay attention to, particularly when it comes to financial metrics.. read more

By Bobby Lee
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Why a ‘Statement of Cash Flow’ is a Business Owner’s Best Friend

Fully understanding your cash flow can help your business grow exponentially. The first step is to.. read more

By Bobby Lee
Plastiq Quickbooks integration
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Plastiq Announces First End-to-End Intuit QuickBooks Online Integration in the Payments Industry

Sophisticated, seamless integration saves time and money, ensuring businesses have an up-to-date, accurate record of all.. read more

By Plastiq

Top 2020 Trends for Faster SMB Growth

3 emerging trends in customer behavior and how your business can adapt. Business trends come and.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com

Two Events That E-Commerce Sellers Shouldn’t Miss in NYC

If you’re an e-commerce seller, you cannot miss two big conferences coming up next week in.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com

The Sales Tax Collector is Coming. How Should E-Commerce Sellers Prepare?

Following the Supreme Court ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, enforcement of sales tax laws on.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com
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Are Amazon Loans Worth It?

Selling products on Amazon is a great way to make a seven-figure income (or more).  But.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com
|Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of Being Delisted?
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Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of Being Delisted?

Amazon Sellers: Are Your Products at Risk of  Being Delisted? By Plastiq Team Convenience, but With.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com

Cash Flow is King: Edging Out the Competition as an E-Commerce Reseller

The Competition is Stiff E-commerce is booming, but with heavy-hitters like Amazon, Alibaba, and others dominating.. read more

By mark@plastiq.com
Visa small business cardholders
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Plastiq Platform Available to US Visa Commercial Cardholders 

U.S. Bank is the Latest Financial Institution to Enable its SMB Visa Cardholders to Pay Vendors.. read more

By Plastiq
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How Plastiq Can Help Restaurant Owners

As a restaurateur in a highly competitive market, serving the customer means having enough food throughout.. read more

By Amanda Goldman
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How General Contractors Can Use Plastiq

Tired of high interest loans and lines of credit? As a general contractor, you know all.. read more

By Amanda Goldman
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Plastiq For Your Small Business

Plastiq is a modern payments company designed to unlock access to your existing credit, so you.. read more

By Amanda Goldman

The Test & Delivery / Automation Pair Programming Interview

What to expect In the pair programming session, YOU will be the star and you will.. read more

By Michel Lacle

How Business Owners Can Write Off the Plastiq Fee for U.S. Tax Savings

By Janet Berry-Johnson, CPA This information is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your tax.. read more

By Plastiq

What to wear to a Plastiq interview

You’ve likely read our many blog posts around our interview process including what we look for.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan
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Learn About Supported Payment Types by Card Brand on Plastiq

One of the most popular questions we receive is, “Which credit card can I use for.. read more

By Bobby Lee

Recruiting, Scrapers, And How I Won the Engineering Referral Party

Currently, our company is experiencing a rapid growth phase. We plan to triple the size of.. read more

By Nate Kamono

Why work for a startup instead of a large company?

This is a question I field quite frequently since we ramped up our Engineering hiring efforts.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

My Experience Joining Plastiq – John

I must start by saying that my onboarding with Plastiq has been the best of my.. read more

By John Gaffney

Plastiq at 2019 Future Digital Finance Conference

If there is one thing I love doing, it’s talking about Plastiq. Last year we received.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Meet an Engineer – Gopi Pandya

Tell us a little about yourself. I joined Plastiq in early 2016. From then through to.. read more

By Gopi Pandya
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A Guide to Plastiq, from Priyanka Prakash, Senior Staff Writer at Fundera

Credit card usage is at an all-time high, with Americans carrying nearly $4 trillion of credit.. read more

By Angie Donatoni

Ask the Head of Technology – What do you look for when hiring?

At Plastiq today, we are hiring for a lot of Engineering roles. At various prior companies.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan
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Plastiq Welcomes New Leaders to Our Leadership Team!

On the heels of two very exciting announcements for Plastiq, our Series C funding rounds in.. read more

By Eliot Buchanan

Meet an Engineer – Cody LaRocque

Tell us a little about yourself. I started working at Plastiq in November of last year.. read more

By Cody LaRocque
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Plastiq named in Best Places to Work by Built In Boston

I am absolutely delighted to share that Plastiq has been named one of the “Best Places.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Plastiq Hiring Event in Boston

Plastiq is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Built in Boston’s upcoming¬†Top Companies.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan
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Plastiq & Machine Learning (part 1)

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, skynet. It seems you can’t find a budding new startup.. read more

By Danny Glover

The Massachusetts Conference for Women

The Massachusetts Conference for Women was held in Boston on Dec 11th and 12th. It’s the.. read more

By Marie Cuddy

An Interview with our Business Customer, Hasan Hasmani

To help people better understand more about how Plastiq works and can be best utilized by.. read more

By Angie Donatoni

Plastiq Engineering expands in Boston

Plastiq’s story is a tale of two cities – namely Boston and San Francisco. Boston –.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Back to Boston!

My co-founder Dan and I are thrilled to announce that after four years in the Bay.. read more

By Eliot Buchanan

Engineering Key Values

Earlier this year, I first came across the site KeyValues.com. I was really impressed with the.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

War Room Wednesdays

As a software engineer at Plastiq, it is likely that you’ll attend (or even lead) a.. read more

By Jeff Kynaston

Retaining Engineering Talent

I was speaking recently with a friend who is a Head of People at another company… read more

By Trevor Brosnan

How I Learned to Love CSS

Admit it, engineers. You don’t want to work on CSS if you can possibly avoid it… read more

By bethkessler

My experience switching from C# to PHP

I started developing in the ecosystem of Microsoft (C#, .NET Framework, Visual Studio, and SQL Server).. read more

By Nate Kamono

Plastiq Engineering Open House 10/30/2018

We recently ran an Open House event at our office in San Francisco. We had a.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

From Two Week Cycles to Continuous Delivery and Beyond

How we are working now – continuous delivery At Plastiq we move fast and deploy many.. read more

By Michel Lacle

Plastiq Engineering Open House – October 30th

We love talking Engineering at Plastiq. We also love talking to other Engineers. We frequently attend.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

My experience joining Plastiq – Trideep

Starting a new job can be exhilarating and challenging. This is even more so for engineering.. read more

By Trideep Gogoi

Meet an Engineer – Marie Cuddy

Tell us a little about yourself. I have been working at Plastiq for just over 4.. read more

By Marie Cuddy

The Donut Rule

At Startup companies, some of the most important team practices are not necessarily strategically conceived or.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Career Paths for Engineers

Prior to Plastiq, I worked for some large organizations, some with thousands of Engineers. I led.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Engineering Teams and Meetings

One unique aspect of our Engineering culture at Plastiq is our stance on meetings. Meetings, done.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

The Engineering Interview Process

Plastiq, like many other companies, has gone through many iterations in its Engineering interview process. This.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

Working in Engineering at Plastiq

We believe Plastiq Engineering is a unique environment for technologists. We are a small startup company,.. read more

By Trevor Brosnan

How to Maximize Cash-on-Hand

As we approach the holiday season, cash flow becomes a critical issue for many small businesses.. read more

By Colin Morgan

Tuesday Tip: Growing Revenue

Nearly half of all businesses with between 11 and 100 employees list growing revenue as their.. read more

By Angie Donatoni
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Credit Card Float: The most valuable, least known benefit of using your credit card

Credit cards have a ton of benefits. You get points on every purchase, security on those.. read more

By Jesse Wood

Insights and Advice from Plastiq’s Head of Product and Co-Founder, Daniel Choi

For aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs, there’s no shortage of business tips to be found on.. read more

By Dan Choi

Protect Your Plastiq Account with 2-Step Authentication

Your payments are important, that is why we have made 2-step authentication available for all Plastiq.. read more

By Megan Shuey

Have You Ever Wanted to Ask Our CEO Anything?

Join us for a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Friday, 7/13, at 9:00am PST on.. read more

By Angie Donatoni

Update to Successful Plastiq and Mastercard Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO — June 1st, 2018 — Plastiq recently integrated the Masterpass digital wallet with the.. read more

By Megan Shuey
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What is Supply Chain Finance?

Supply chain finance is short-term credit for buyers and sellers of products used for business operation… read more

By Angie Donatoni