The initial idea for FeeFighters was mine (Sean) based on my frustration in shopping for credit card processing for another business that I owned.
To deal with my frustration, my first step was not initially to start FeeFighters. First I learned as much as I could about credit card processing, so I could get a good deal for my own business. Next, I launched a blog to help other business owners solve the same problem, called Informed-Merchant.com. It was 2006, everyone was starting blogs!
Several years later, after getting my first business to a stable position, studying business financial services in more detail, writing more blog posts on informed-merchant.com and meeting my co-founders Josh and Eric at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, I launched FeeFighters.
After starting FeeFighters, I left the content up at Informed-Merchant.com, but recently it became too difficult to keep that content up to date and keep up with the content on FeeFighters.com, so I moved all the content here, to the FeeFighters blog, so that it can remain a useful resource for business owners in the future. More than 50,000 people have used this content over the past few years, a number that I hope will grow over time.
All of the informed-merchant.com articles are available in the blog. Direct links to the some of the most popular articles are here: