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Must Haves for Every Handyman or Home Repair Service Provider

Are you thinking of starting your own handyman business? Being a home service provider offers freedom and flexibility and can be financially lucrative as well. Be sure you have what it takes. The Chops Be sure that you have the training, the experience and the credentials attached to your field of expertise. It should go […]

New Consumer Behavior: Browse Online, Then Buy In-Store

Perhaps you have heard of “showrooming,” the tendency of consumers to look at items in a physical store and then buy them online. These days, people are flipping this behavior on its face, opting to peruse products with clicks of the mouse but ultimately making their purchases in brick-and-mortar shops. This surprising turnabout is worth […]

5 Ways Your Small Business Can Benefit From Back to School Promotions

From kindergarten to college, class will soon be in session for another year, if it isn’t already. Students aren’t the only ones who should prepare. As a business owner, put yourself in an advantageous position by capitalizing on products and services that cater to everyone going back to school. Put Social Media to Work for […]

Using NFC Technology for More Than Just Payments

Near-field communications (NFC) technology is quickly becoming as commonplace as the credit card. These days, customers are utilizing NFC payment processing to scan product information and prices as well as at checkout to pay for products – but these are only a few uses of this amazing innovation. Adopting NFC can help you take your […]

What to Know About the Correlation Between Your Personal and Business Credit

Having and using credit are virtually inescapable parts of life today. You don’t just utilize it to make purchases with a credit card machine as a consumer; credit is also an integral part of funding and running your business. Therefore, it is necessary that you understand the often complex relationship between your personal and business […]

Tips for Spotting Credit Card Skimmers

You have probably heard of credit card skimmers, the diabolical little devices that criminals attach to ATMs and other credit card scanners for the purpose of stealing card information and PINs. It’s almost enough to make you wary of the entire credit process. Instead of giving up the option to accept plastic at your business, […]

Managing Your Business During Off-Season Slumps

Any business that depends on seasonal customers must find ways to deal successfully with the dreaded off-season. Whether you sell boogie boards on the Jersey Shore, Christmas trees in Vermont or have any other enterprise that is more profitable at certain times of the year than others, it behooves you to make the most of […]

The Differences Between a Payment Gateway and a Virtual POS

The terminology attached to credit and debit card payments can be hard to decipher, particularly if you are new to the world of accepting plastic. Nevertheless, it is important to understand how specific products and services differ from each other before you sign your name on the bottom line of a contract. A case in […]

What you need to know about the EMV migration

The EMV transition mandate is just days away. As of October 1, 2015, merchants who aren’t using EMV-ready terminals will be held liable for any fraudulent credit/debit card transactions at their business. So it’s critical for business owners like you to update your equipment as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the […]

Loyalty Programs – A Year-Round Reason to Celebrate

  With graduations, Father’s Day and Fourth of July quickly approaching, this means it could be a very busy time for your small business. But it’s equally important to leverage these high-traffic periods for the long-term and convert a transaction into a relationship. One great way to do this is with Groovv Offers. Groovv Offers […]

EMV and five other ways to guard against credit/debit card fraud

In 2014, credit card fraud cost U.S. merchants $32 billion, a jump of $9 billion from 2013. This is one of the main reasons for the EMV mandate – to protect merchants and consumers alike from card thieves. EMV is the global standard for credit and debit cards, where embedded microprocessors are used instead of […]

Is Your Small Business Ready for Tax Season?

With April 15 just weeks away, small business owners like you are looking for ways to keep your taxes down, file correctly and steer clear of audits. The Small Business Administration, a part of the federal government that helps and protects the interests of small businesses, offers no shortage of information on their website ( […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 3 of 3)

Our most recent blog posts have focused on helping you understand what NFC is and how it works in the mobile wallet. Additionally, we explained the growth of mobile payment and the benefits it can bring to your business. Now that you’re up to speed, you’re probably wondering how your company can get the equipment […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 2 of 3)

In our last post, we discussed emerging NFC technology and how it’s changing the payment industry in the form of the “mobile wallet.” Industry experts predict massive growth of mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay over the next few years. But as a business owner, you’re probably wondering what are the benefits of this form […]

NFC, Mobile Wallet and Your Business (Part 1 of 3)

The payment industry is in the midst of a major transition. Driven by technological advancements and the power of the Internet, merchants and consumers alike are benefitting from faster and more secure transactions as well as a variety of new payment methods. The mobile wallet, where consumers pay just by using their cell phone, is […]

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