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Debit Cards vs Credit Cards: How Does Payment Processing Differ?

You often hear the terms “credit card” and “debit card” lumped together as if they are the same thing. Although the ideas may seem interchangeable, they are not. As a business owner, you need to know the differences between these two forms of payment. Basic Terms In some ways, credit and debit cards are alike. […]

The Appeal and Growth of Mobile Payments

Just a few years can feel like a century in today’s whirlwind society. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ever-evolving world of mobile credit card payments. It’s a trend that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Some Statistics The figures are staggering. By 2016, the global credit card market had risen to […]

What Small Businesses May Not Know About Payment Processing Security

The headlines in recent years have been filled with disturbing stories about large-scale data breaches and hacks that have affected millions of U.S. customers. As a small business owner, you too are vulnerable to hacks and other criminal activities that can compromise your customers’ data and ultimately cost you a great deal of money. Because […]

7 Ways to Streamline the Website Payment Process for Your Customers

As an online entrepreneur, your top priority is keeping customers happy. That’s because when people are unhappy, they tend to take their business elsewhere. Keep your sales coming in and your website patrons satisfied by enhancing and streamlining your online payments experience. 1. Offer a Seamless Payment Process Once the time has come for payment, […]

3 Reasons Your Brick and Mortar Store Should Move Online

Every year, general retail sales in brick and mortar stores grow by approximately 3 percent. While that’s certainly better than nothing, it hardly compares to the annual 15 percent hike in e-commerce transactions. That’s just one of several reasons why you should consider expanding your physical location into cyberspace. Show-Rooming If you run a retail […]

6 Ways to Use Mobile Technology for Your Small Business

If you own a small business, mobile technology can become an indispensable partner. Learn how it can help you catapult your company to success. Give Your Customers the Convenience of Mobile Payments From food trucks to sit-down restaurants and retail stores, mobile payment processing is becoming ubiquitous. When your business is operating on the go […]

Should You Charge Customers a Fee for Paying With a Credit Card?

Accepting credit cards is a virtual necessity these days, but it can come at a cost. Your small business may be drowning in an ocean of expenses, from credit card processing equipment to merchant fees. But is it in your best interest to pass the cost on to your customers? Legal Information You Need to […]

Top 7 Things You Can Get For Free For Your Small Business

Small business owners have no choice but to endlessly shell out money. Rent, employee wages, inventory and equipment are just the tip of the iceberg. The good news is that, contrary to popular opinion, you definitely can get something for nothing. Advertise with Free Business Cards In spite of online marketing and mobile phones, you […]

Land a Sponsorship to Help Boost Sales for Your Small Business

It’s the question that plagues countless dedicated entrepreneurs: Now that I have set up my company, have an excellent suite of products and a small business credit card processing system that will make payments seamless, how do I spread the word about all that I have to offer? Of course, conventional techniques such as word […]

The Technologies Needed to Start Your Own Business

Technology of all types is inextricably woven into the fabric of modern life. From social media to email and e-commerce, being “plugged in” is a trend that’s here to stay. If you are a business owner, you should incorporate technological innovations to attract new customers and keep existing ones, as well as help run your […]

How to Handle Billing Disputes With Your Customers

When you own a business, billing disputes are an unpleasant fact of life. Regardless of how high-quality your products and services are and how excellent your customer service may be, disagreements are sure to happen. Your only recourse is to find ways to defuse the situation and turn it into a positive. Listen Objectively When […]

Do Small Restaurants Think Differently than Chains When It Comes to Technology?

Technology is making its way into virtually every nook and cranny of our society, including restaurants. Many big chains are embracing modern services, from at-table ordering and payments using tablets to providing online reservations and order-ahead apps. But should smaller, family-owned restaurants rush in to offer these services? Barriers for Independent Restaurants No doubt, the […]

Handling Cash Flow Problems for Your Mobile Food Truck Business

It is estimated that close to 60 percent of all food truck businesses fail. Clearly, successfully running a mobile food business involves a great deal more than just being a good cook. Learn how cash flow difficulties can cripple your company and keep you from the prosperity you deserve. Difficulty Getting Off the Ground It […]

Is Your Business More Susceptible to Fraud During the Holidays?

As the holiday season comes to a close and you begin reviewing your success, it may also be a good time to assess your vulnerability to fraud so you can prepare for the next big sales season. The hustle and bustle that overtakes your business during the holidays may be what keeps you afloat during […]

Managing Consumer Expectations During the Christmas Rush

If yours is like many businesses, the Christmas holiday season represents a large portion of your annual sales. In order to optimize your success during this busy time, you need to adopt proactive strategies that will induce your customers to spend more and refer their friends. Some of these solutions may surprise you. Customer Service […]

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