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Using an EMV chip credit card helps stop fraud.

What is EMV Non-Compliance?

And why am I being charged for it?!?

Maybe you haven’t switched because you’re afraid of costs. Maybe you’re worried about training your staff. Or maybe you just think that changing will be a hass...

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Bitcoin and blockchain will change how restaurants do business

Bitcoin and Blockchain for Restaurants

This new technology can change the restaurant business

Like other businesses, technology is an important operational component for restaurants. But are bitcoin and blockchain the right technologies for the food industry?...

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What Bitcoin and Blockchain Mean to Small Businesses

In our previous article, you learned what bitcoin and blockchain are, how they are related, and their differences. The possibilities for larger enterprises are prett...

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Bitcoin? Blockchain? Which is Which? Does it Matter?

Lately, the media have been reporting almost non-stop on bitcoin.  Or is it blockchain?   Or is it both? If you’re new to bitcoin (and blockchain), all of the ...

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Cash discount or credit card surcharge can make for an interesting business choice.

Cash Discounts & Credit Card Surcharges Explained

Beware the Hidden Cost of Doing a Cash-Only Business

It makes good business sense to accept credit cards. Not only do many people pay exclusively with credit cards, but those paying with a card tend to spend more. (It...

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Payment Processor vs. Payment Gateway — Any Difference?

If you’re a small business owner, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the details of running your own business, not to mention the new vocabulary that com...

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Small businesses need to invest the time to identify their "disaster" risks and create a plan to recover from them should they ever occur.

Creating A Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business

40% of Small Businesses NEVER Reopen After a Disaster

Fire. Earthquake. Flood. Data Systems Crash. Theft. The unexpected happens to businesses every day. Without a disaster recovery plan in place, the results can be pr...

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Calculator and taxes

An Historical Look at Tax Rates

With tax season upon us, we thought it’d be fun to look at 105 years of tax rates through an historical lens. Most interesting is how long top marginal tax rates (...

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Credit Card Declined – Error Code Guide

It’s hard on a customer when their credit card is declined during a purchase. Frequently they feel embarrassed or get angry and, in a brick and mortar store, it's...

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An increasingly popular way that small businesses get the cash they need for new equipment, building expansions, different inventory, and more, is to sell future credit card sales for cash upfront.

To Grow Your Business, Consider a Merchant Cash Advance

In our last post, we discussed how hard it can be to get a business expansion loan from the bank. So, what are the alternatives? You can open a business credit card...

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