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Implementing Your 2019 Business Plan Now

When you began dreaming about starting your company, one of the first tasks you completed was probably to write a business plan. Although it may have felt as if you could check that job off your list, the fact is that a good written description of your business and its goals is a dynamic document. […]

How to Make Payment Processing Easier During Holiday Sales

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Tips for Launching an Ecommerce Site for Your Brick and Mortar Store

One of the best ways to give your brick-and-mortar store a boost and to reach out to new customers is to expand your business by establishing an ecommerce presence. Although the internet can seem easy to use and quite approachable, setting up your website is just the tip of the iceberg. You need to put […]

Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Shopping Season

The level of success you are able to achieve during the holidays can either make or break your small business. For many enterprises, sales between October and December represent a significant portion of their intake for the entire year. That’s why it is so important to do everything you can to maximize your chances of […]

Ways to Make Your Customers Feel More Comfortable Paying Online

More and more people are using the internet these days to shop for products and services. However, many remain squeamish about the security of online payment processing. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to ease their concerns and increase the likelihood that you will get online business. Make Your Website Your Best Ambassador […]

Credit Card Declined Codes Explained

If your business takes credit cards, you are processing payments numerous times a day. It goes without saying that, sooner rather than later, a customer’s card will be declined. Because this can happen for a number of reasons, it makes sense to understand these codes in order to know how to proceed. 01: Refer to […]

E-Wallets Will Be the Biggest Trend of 2019

Not so long ago, people purchased goods and services in one of two ways: via cash or check. Some used the services of banks to keep their money safe while others simply chose to squirrel it away in various places throughout their homes. When the time came to buy goods or services, people usually had […]

Why Your Restaurant Needs to Step Up Its Payment Game

The restaurant business is fiercely competitive. Whether you flip burgers in a back corner of rural America or are the owner of a top-flight eatery in a lively urban metropolis, quality food and excellent service always need to be at the top of your priority list. At the same time, don’t forget about staying on […]

Should You Ask for Identification for a Credit Card Sale?

On the Surface Consumers and merchants already know the dangers of today’s data breach culture. Businesses both large and small have fallen prey to criminals who use various modes of identity theft to hack into systems and steal valuable customer information for their own evil purposes. Perhaps one of the most common of these activities […]

What You Need to Know About Accepting Payments at Your Healthcare Facility

As the owner of a medical facility, the well-being of your patients is one of your top priorities. Your concern must extend not only to the quality of the medical interventions you provide but also to the security of patients’ personal data. Following some basic rules can maximize their security and yours, ensuring that you […]

How to Win with Recurring Payments

Ask a roomful of entrepreneurs about their biggest pet peeve, and we can virtually guarantee that late invoice payments will be at the top of the list. It’s a tricky situation: You want to provide your customers with the understanding and flexibility that offering to extend payments brings. At the same time, late payments hold […]

How to Tell if You’re at Risk of Being Labeled “High Risk” For Credit Card Processing

In many cases, it is not desirable for a merchant to be labeled “high risk” when it comes to credit card processing. Being placed in this category can sometimes make it harder to find low rate payment processing and can lead to a multitude of other fees as well. However, the moniker is not as […]

Ways to Overcome Economic Challenges as a Small Business Owner

Small businesses are not like corporations, whose budgets tend to be much larger and more flexible. Generous expense accounts and stipends are probably not in your near future if you run a micro-enterprise. Even so, there are steps you can take to rise above the financial obstacles that typically befall smaller companies. Minimize the Effects […]

The Differences Between Male and Female Purchase Behavior

Shoppers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. While all of them will demand high-quality products at a fair price, you can make some very educated guesses about what certain segments of the population will want based on their differences. Of all the things that separate people, gender can prove to […]

How Your Non-Profit Can Accept Donations Online

Your non-profit might not be in the business of making money for its shareholders like a private sector corporation is, but it still needs funds. Without capital, your organization cannot accomplish its mission, and it cannot pay the staff members who work so hard to achieve its goals. That’s why it’s so important to make […]

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