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Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards for Business: What You Need to Know

American consumers spend tens of billions of dollars every year using credit and debit cards alone. From swiping a card for a daily cup of coffee to booking a costly vacation, your customers count on debit and credit to fuel their lifestyles. If you’re thinking about accepting cards for payment and are wondering about the […]

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Payment Security for Small Businesses

Target. JP Morgan. Home Depot. Staples. Chick-Fil-A. What do these businesses all have in common? Their customers are all the victims of a massive credit card security breach. These companies also have huge, multi-million dollar budgets, and enormous available resources to prevent and address payment security problems. As a small business owner, you probably don’t […]

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Home-Based Business Resources

If you’re planning to start a home-based business or considering starting a career in consulting, you’ll be eager to take advantage of the most effective home-based business tools. You don’t have to waste time or money testing the rest just to find the best — these business resources are established leaders in their industries, and […]

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Want to Increase Restaurant Profits? Here’s How.

You’ve already heard the legend that most restaurants fail within the first year. Losing money doesn’t have to be a reality if you focus on increasing restaurant profits — without raising menu prices unnecessarily or slashing too many staff members. With smart food purchase planning and a sharp eye on non-menu costs, you can maximize […]

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Does Your Point of Sale System Cost Your Coffee Shop Too Much Money?

How many times a day do you swipe a credit card for a $2 cup of coffee? If you’re like most coffee shop owners, the answer is more times than you care to admit. You also know your payment system costs your coffee shop money every time a customer pulls out a card, and you’re […]

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The Impact of Small Businesses on Economic Growth

If you believe giant corporations such as GE or General Motors play the biggest role in the American economy, you’re not alone. The importance of small businesses on the economy cannot be overstated, however — especially since small businesses are the biggest retail employers in America, according to the National Retail Federation. What defines a […]

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Brick and Mortar Store Survival: Surefire Ways Your Business Can Thrive in the Face of Increased Online Shopping

When it comes to the brick and mortar store vs. online shipping debate, there is no denying that online shopping is gaining a strong foothold. Online shopping is rising quickly, especially when compared to brick and mortar store sales. The figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show online stores and mail-order businesses have grown […]

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Mobile Payment Methods: How Your Business Can Take Advantage of Today’s Most Secure Payment Method

Over the last five years, great strides have been made in the payments sector. It all comes down to mobile technology, which makes it possible to pay for merchandise via digital handheld devices. Much like credits cards revolutionized the way payments were handled in the 1960s, mobile payments are set to radically change the face […]

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A Guide to Merchant Cash Advances for Small & Medium Businesses

There was a time when securing a loan was, frankly, all too easy. Whether in the personal arena or the business world, banks were all too happy to lend out money, even to subprime applicants. In the wake of the 2008 financial disaster, lending times have changed. To a certain point, it’s easy to see […]

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