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.

3 Things to Know Before Signing Up with a Merchant Card Processor

Looking to quickly grow your business and accelerate your cash flow? The solution is simple: accept credit card payments. To do so, you must first open a merchant account and sign up with a merchant card processor to process electronic payments and distribute them to the appropriate account.

How to Collect Your Overdue Debts

You didn't start your small business to be a bill collector, so none of this is anything you want to do. However, sometimes it becomes necessary. Don't shrink from your financial responsibility to your business.

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...

The Real Costs of Accepting Credit Cards

While accepting credit cards helps your business bring in more revenue, it does come with a cost. Don't be shocked to find out after you start working with a merchant card processor that there are hidden fees.

Improve Your Customer Service to Prevent Chargebacks

A smart merchant will accept a chargeback as what it is: a learning opportunity. It is a chance to evaluate and enhance your customer service.

How Accepting Bitcoin Can Help Your Business

While you may have heard about Bitcoin, you may not realize that this alternative form of payment could benefit your business. In first describing...

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...

Is It Still Hip to Be Square?

Five years ago, Twitter's Jack Dorsey founded Square, Inc. An innovative startup, Square offered portable card payment processing for small businesses during a time in which card acceptance was becoming increasingly vital to business success.

Your Sales Invoice Should Be a Valuable Tool for Your Company

I’m willing to guess that you’ve given some thought about how your communication looks. You probably have nice stationary and many of you also...

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