About Hawkins Merchant Solutions

Learn more about our mission, principles, story, and team.

Our Mission

Hawkins Merchant Solutions helps businesses protect and increase revenue through innovative, cost-effective financial and digital solutions.

 

Core Principles

Think Big

Growth is the natural result of business success. Growth requires vision. All business activities should be aligned with the business’ central vision in order to make that vision a reality.

Work Smart

Hard work has merits but can be fruitless when done without strategy, leaving little energy for the proper approach when it’s found. We determine the map first and then take action.

Make an Impact

Our profit comes customer loyalty, Our interest is only in building lasting relationships. We work to make a positive difference in others’ businesses that we may enjoy advancement in our own.

Do Business Better

We believe that businesses do not fail by chance alone but as a result of unwise decision making. We believe that business longevity comes from being strategically forward-minded.

Our Story

 

Witnessing how the burden of ill-suited merchant services undermines merchants financial fortitude, Elijah Hawkins resigned from his decades-long sales career in merchant services to fill the gap of need left by his industry. Having long been filled with the entrepreneurial spirit through his real estate endeavors, Hawkins was moved with compassion for struggling small business owners whose hefty credit cardA plastic card bearing an account number assigned to a cardholder with a credit limit that can be used to purchase goods and services and to obtain cash disbursements on credit, for which a cardholder is subsequently billed by an issuer for repayment of the credit extended at once or on an installment basis. processing bills, or inability to get approved for a merchant account was driving them out of business.

He sought and secured relationships with the best solutions providers in the merchant services industry, realizing that not one of them could serve as a one-size-fits-all cure-all for merchants’ processing woes. Teaming up with independent digital marketing specialist Elisa Planellas, Hawkins Merchant Solutions was born.

Elisa designed the brand, the marketing approach, and built the website. She brought in her own passion for helping business owners succeed, having witnessed the challenges many face when dealing with the digital marketing industry, such as inconsistent, expensive pricing accompanied by a remarkable lack of results, Putting together her own team of trusted digital marketing solutions providers, Elisa worked with Elijah to expand the Hawkins Merchant Solutions suite of products, providing businesses with a more complete service that helps them avoid pitfalls and finally achieve their revenue goals.

Our Team

Elijah Hawkins

Financial Services Department, Sales

About UsWith over 20 years of sales and account management experience in the merchant services industry, Elijah is meticulous when it comes to monitoring accounts and driven to help merchants avoid credit cardA plastic card bearing an account number assigned to a cardholder with a credit limit that can be used to purchase goods and services and to obtain cash disbursements on credit, for which a cardholder is subsequently billed by an issuer for repayment of the credit extended at once or on an installment basis. processing traps that could hurt their business. He is the go-to expert on merchant services placement.

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Elisa Planellas

Marketing Department, Customer Support

About UsWith more than 7 years of experience in digital marketing and copywriting along with a degree in English from Southern New Hampshire University, Elisa knows well the potential the Internet holds for small to midsize businesses and is the person to turn to for help with creating a powerful, lucrative online presence.

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