Small Business Product Reviews

Category: Product Reviews

Finding the right tools and services is critical for the success of small businesses and solopreneurs. The editors at Fioney are always testing new tools and services to help find the ones that can help make you a success.

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Arc Browser Review: Can it Help Boost Your Productivity?

For years, I've been using Google Chrome — not because I really love it but because that's what seems to work well enough for me. To be fair, Chrome does have a number of features I've come to appreciate and even downright rely on. Despite this, when I heard about a new browser called Arc from the appropriately named company The Browser Company, I was intrigued. Now, having tried the...
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Money at 30: Karat Creator Card Review

I don't remember the first time I heard about Karat — but I know I've seen it plenty of times since. Each time I'd come across it on Instagram, I'd visit their site, only to learn that it was still invite-only. Luckily for me, a few months ago, I actually came across an invite code and was finally able to apply... only for the platform to seemingly open up to the...
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Quickbooks Self-Employed Review (2022)

After a turbulent tax time in 2016, Kyle decided to invest in Quickbooks Self-Employed software for himself. Now a year later he offers his review of the service and shares how it helped his save money on his tax bill this time around.
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Blinkist Review: What Is It and Is It Worth the Price?

As I mentioned in the past I’ve made an effort this year to read/listen to more finance books and review them. While that may seem simple enough, it means not only finding books that interest me but also finding the time to consume them. That’s why I was interested when I came across the service Blinkist, which serves up non-fiction content — including those related to money, business, and more...
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Lili Review (2021) — A Digital Bank Account for Freelancers

Being a freelancer often means enduring some unique personal finance situations. From irregular income and quarterly taxes to business expenses mingling with personal purchases, managing both sides of your money can be difficult. Thus, the digital banking service Lili has created a platform meant to ease these pain points while providing freelancers with a free checking and debit card. So how does Lili work and how can it help self-employed...
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Quickbooks TurboTax Self-Employed Tax Bundle Review (2021)

For the past few years now, I’ve successfully completed my own tax return. On that note, after trying Credit Karma Tax for a year, I’ve since decided to upgrade my Quickbooks Self-Employed subscription to the Tax Bundle. This option has entitled me to one free federal and state filing with TurboTax along with a streamlined process that helps me get all of the business deductions that qualify.  So how has...
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Later.com Social Media Management Tool Review

Love it or hate it, social media plays a big role in today's society. Therefore, as a blogger, posting on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook is a big part of how I grow my community and drive traffic to my site. Unfortunately, managing content across these multiple platforms can be difficult — especially if I were to do it all manually. That's why I've used a social media scheduling tool for...

Viraltag Review (2020)

There's no doubt in my mind that Viraltag has helped me up my social media game and allowed me to gain solid followers even as a new site. From the ability to schedule posts while surfing the web (do people still say that?) to automatically reposting my best content, the service has surely saved me a ton of time maintaining my accounts.
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...