5 Benefits of Opening a Business Checking Account

One simple but critical action for any small business owner is opening a business checking account. This is especially true when launching a new...

Lowering Online Fraud to Lower Transaction Fees

Fraud risks are a significant driver of transaction fees, especially for merchants who process payments online. Merchant processors will assess your fraud risk exposure on a number of factors, and there are security measures you can put in place to reduce your transaction fees.

Why Small Businesses Should Use Electronic Invoicing and Payments

The old basic billing and payment system not only took significant time to generate invoices, but due to traditional mailing methods, it also took a great deal of time before the invoice was in the hands of the client.

What Kind of Info Should Your Invoices Include?

If you own or manage a small business, invoices are essential to keeping your business running smoothly. By providing your customers an uncomplicated, concise invoice that spells out the products provided or services rendered, you will reduce confusion and head off any potential conflicts about your business transactions.

What More Payment Processing Options Means for E-Commerce Startups

I see many of the changes in the online payments industry impacting what businesses will have to consider when they add or manage their...

Understanding Alternatives to Typical Credit Card Merchants

Most of us have heard of eBay's PayPal, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Consider the trajectory of the corded phone attached to the wall to Bluetooth technology. The way we take credit cards online is traveling through the same kind of historical shift in a comparable way.

Invoicing Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: 8 Tips

Although it may not seem like it now, invoicing doesn’t have to be hard. Understandably, many small business owners have a lot of tasks that...

Is Your Invoice Clear and Complete Enough?

Customer invoicing is a vital part of business operations that directly affects a company's customers and vendors, as well as the company itself. Invoicing sounds like a simple procedure, but it can get quite complicated, depending on the circumstances.

What Forms of Payment Should Your Small Business Accept?

The next time you're out shopping and supporting the economy, take a quick look at the front door of the store you're about to enter. There's a good chance you will see a sign showing customers which forms of payment the business accepts, typically credit card logos.

Business Categorization, Industry, Location, and the Impact on Merchant Rates

There are many factors that will determine what kind of fees you are charged by your processor. There are some factors that you can control, such as limiting charge-backs and fraud exposure, and others that you cannot, such as how you accept payments, your industry, and your physical business location.

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