High Risk

A high-risk business is any business that operates within an industry that is considered risky or unsafe. Any business that has a higher than average risk of financial failure may be considered high risk, which depends on factors like location, industry type, local culture, and the age of the business.

Learn everything you need to know about navigating your high-risk business. From understanding how banks deal with high-risk businesses to learning how to stay off the MATCH list, utilize our resources and stay prepared for the road ahead.

Most Recent High Risk Articles

How to Get a Merchant Account with Bad Credit

If you're having trouble securing a merchant account as a result of your credit history, perhaps you should consider opting for a bad credit merchant…

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A Complete Guide to Navigating the TMF/MATCH List

It’s absolutely possible to have never heard of the Mastercard MATCH list until you've been placed on it. And being placed on it can be…

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PayPal High-Risk Merchant Accounts: What You Need to Know

PayPal, a trusted name in the payment industry, is notable for its simplicity and security. It is a widely accepted form of payment and is…

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What to Do When Stripe Will No Longer Process Payments

For every business across every industry, a quality payment processor is a necessary tool for success. Stripe is a popular choice, especially for new businesses.…

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Square Deactivated My Account: Why is Square Holding My Money?

Square offers mobile point-of-sale solutions to accept credit card payments. In addition to accepting payments, Square's software can generate sales reports, manage inventory, and provide…

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How to Get a Tobacco License in Your State

Under the Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strictly regulates the sale and marketing of tobacco products.[footnote]U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “Family…

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How to Become a Bookie and Start a Sportsbook Business

How can you become a bookie? This article will explain everything you need to know about becoming a bookie and starting your very own sportsbook…

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How to Get a Merchant Account for Your Fantasy Sports Betting Business

Fantasy sports is one of America's favorite pastimes. While fantasy gaming has been popular with sports fans for decades, there are now numerous companies offering…

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The 5 Steps to Starting Your Very Own Debt Consolidation Business

Debt consolidation businesses are those that help debt owners combine several loans into one. Consolidation makes debt easier to pay off because the newly consolidated…

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Why Payment Processing for Multilevel Marketing Businesses is High Risk

Multilevel marketing businesses are a different breed of company that may pose a challenge to even seasoned entrepreneurs. At least 50% of multilevel marketing independent…

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