Monica Eaton-Cardone is an entrepreneur and business leader with expertise in technology, e-commerce, risk relativity and payment-processing solutions.
Glasco is one of 23 Clearwater High students who last spring participated in Get Paid for Grades, a program created by Monica Eaton-Cardone, a Clearwater business owner, to motivate and support underachieving students by giving them cash incentives, paying for their tutors and donating to the school. The program expanded this fall to 171 committed students across four Pinellas County high schools: Clearwater, Dixie Hollins, Boca Ciega and Pinellas Park.
It wasn't creating a niche or finding customers. It was a barrage of credit card chargebacks — cases where credit-card processors demand retailers reimburse them for charges that are disputed or found to be fraudulent.