Are You a Boss or a Bo$$?

National Boss’s Day is coming up next month. It’s a time when workers celebrate the leadership, contributions and wisdom of the man or woman in charge. Webster’s dictionary defines a boss as “a person who exercises control or authority, specifically one who directs or supervises workers.” As a small business owner, a boss wears many […]

Shopping Around for the Right Credit Card Processing Company

Investing in a merchant account is one of the smartest things a small business owner can do. Especially with the holiday season coming up, when you’ll be doing a much higher volume of sales, it makes sense to partner with a payment processing company that can help increase your productivity. But with so many companies […]

Credit Card Processing Do’s and Don’ts Part II

The key to getting the most out of credit card processing is to avoid certain pitfalls. In this article, I will share with you a few merchant credit card processing do’s and don’ts. Do’s of Merchant Credit Card Processing Do gather up quotes from a few merchant service providers. Don’t base your final decision on […]

Boost Your Company’s Profitability with Merchant Services

Growing your small business is now easier than ever. By harnessing the power of the Internet, savvy entrepreneurs can take advantage of a wealth of merchant services that will attract a larger customer base, jump start sluggish sales and boost their profitability. When most people think of a merchant account, they tend to define it […]

Merchant Credit Card Processing Account Safety

Small business merchant credit card processing is one of the best inventions ever made for business owners. It allows you to accept credit cards and process them quickly – unlike checks that take a long time to clear. However, there are a few things that you will need to know when it comes to Merchant […]

Credit Card Processing Do’s and Don’ts Part I

Whether you own a retail store, restaurant or even a convenience store, accepting credit cardswill not only make life easier for your customers, it can actually boost your revenue. However, there are a few things to know before choosing a merchant service provider. Here are the do’s and don’ts to consider: Do’s of Merchant Credit […]

Mobile Payments Usage is on the Rise: Are You Prepared?

Consumers are using their iPhones, Android phones and other Smartphone devices to search the Web than ever before.  According to Forbes, there has been a tremendous upsurge in MasterCard mobile phone payments over the past few months. Approximately 5 percent of annual retail sales are done by mobile credit card processing.  By 2016, this number […]

Prevent Fraud with a Reputable Credit Card Processing Company

Identity theft is on the rise, according to the research firm Javelin Strategy and Research, with 12 million cases being reported in 2011. As a small business owner with a merchant account, how are you protecting the personal data of your customers? Some shoppers may be reluctant to hand over their plastic, because they’re not […]

Don’t Let Potential Customers Pass You By: 
Sign Up with a Credit Card Processing Company Today

Take a walk through your local mall, and you’re likely to stumble upon a vendor with an old-fashioned sign posted on his kiosk: Cash or Check Only. Like many small business owners who don’t accept credit cards, the owner of the kiosk probably believes his merchandise is so unique, customers will go out of their […]

Wireless Merchant Accounts and Services

There are many options for wireless merchant services.  In fact, most companies offer some type of mobile device that you can plug right into your cell phone.  You’ve probably heard of Square or Squareup.com, as they are one of the new leaders.  But, what you didn’t know is that many credit card processing companies offer […]

Small Business Marketing on a Small Business Budget

I thought I’d change subjects for a second and step away from merchant services and/or credit card processing. Though I’m a blogger and love providing free information on subjects that I’m knowledgeable about, I happen to be an online marketing expert and successful small business entrepreneur.  One thing that I learned over the past 10 […]

The Interesting Relationship Between this Merchant Services Blog, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and the Success of Small Businesses

I’ve always been interested in Small Businesses and making them successful.  I’ve started more than 10 successful businesses that now make 6 and 7 figures, and I came to realize that one of the most important aspects of a small business is being able to market the business on a tight budget.  Trying numerous tactics […]

Businesses That Accept Credit Cards Experience Major Increases in Sales

Today, there are many payment processing options available for business owners, such as credit card machines (Point of Sale-POS), wireless credit card machines and various mobile phone payment options. Recent studies have shown businesses which accept credit card payments experience an upsurge in sales almost instantly. Studies also show that credit card holders are more […]

Give Your Business a Boost with a Point-of-Sale Credit Card Machine

Some experts will suggest that if your business earns more than $250,000 in annual sales, you should invest in a Point-of-Sale (POS) credit card machine. However, in today’s competitive business world, it is highly suggested that you have access to a credit card machine even if you barely make the 250k mark. Whether your company […]

Small Business Credit Card Processing: Is Not Accepting Credit Cards Hurting Your Business?

It is amazing how there are several businesses out there that still do not accept credit cards. Every business that sells products/services (regardless of size) should accept (all) major credit cards, especially restaurants and retail store owners.  Additionally, if you own a business that processes recurring payments or monthly subscription fees, you will need to […]

My Background in Credit Card Processing

I used to sell credit card processing to businesses so I know the industry pretty well.  With that being said, I can’t say I’m happy with this statement as merchant service companies can be misleading and I don’t want to associate myself with that reputation.  I started this blog to help you find legitimate credit […]

The Best Merchant Account

I've spent years researching and writing about different merchant services companies. Did you know that the best credit card processing company for a retail store, may not be the best merchant account for an online ecommerce store? This is why it is important to know everything so you can make an informed decision!
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