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Small business owners have diy accounting software options.

DIY Accounting: 3 Software Programs To Explore

As a small business owner, you have two basic choices when it comes to keeping your books -- hire an accountant or do it yourself. Both have their advantages. For th...

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Interview in progress sign on office door

10 Interview Questions To Ask To Find
Your Next Retail Super Employee

You’ve been through the hiring process before and you’ve used the same stale interview questions every single time. You need a change. What should you really be...

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Menu with silverware

Updating Your Restaurant Menu? Read This First.

It’s time to update your menu and you’re torn. Do you keep laminating them as you’ve always done? Or is it time to make the switch to waterproof paper? We’r...

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Small Businesses & Their Marketing Dollars

A big question for small businesses is "How much should I spend on marketing?" We thought it might help if you knew what your fellow business owners are doing market...

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You can do more than negotiate rates to actually reduce your credit card transaction fees.

5 Business Moves to Reduce Credit Card Transaction Costs

Things You Can Do WITHOUT Arguing Over Rate

Much of the cost of processing card transactions is “firm.” But there are still a few things you could investigate that might lower your costs. Here is our list...

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Itakes time to see money in your account after a credit card transaction.

Explaining the Time Lag from Credit Card Sale to Deposit

Credit Card Batch Processing & When Money Reaches Your Account

When Do You See Money? “When will funds be posted to my account?”  That’s the second most popular question that merchants have (after “What are my fees goi...

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Credit cards help businesses by allowing customers to buy. But they have a cost.

A Merchant’s Guide to Credit Card Costs

Understanding Credit Card Transaction Fees & Interchange

How Are Credit Card Transaction Fees Calculated? The card brands (VISA, MC, DISCOVER, AMEX) control between 70% to 90% of the fees you pay each month.  That's some...

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When you use a chip credit card, you cut down the incidence of credit card fraud.

Credit Cards, Chip Cards, Fraud, and Rates

How Rates Are Affected by Your Fraud Risk

What am I paying for?  Who am I paying? Is it too much?   Do I have options? We get it! Fees are no joke and deciding who to work with, why they charge what t...

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When a credit card transaction occurs, the data flows through many check points.

When a Credit Card is Used — How Your Data Moves

The Credit Card Transaction Process Is 5 Seconds Of Pure Magic

This week, we’re going ‘inside the transaction’ and break down what really happens during those precious seconds from swipe to receipt during every credit card...

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World map showing the interconnectivity of credit card transaction process and all the organixations and people who are part of the card approval process.

Credit Card Processing Explained — Who All the Players Are

A Lot of People Work Together to Process a Credit Card

A lot goes into the convenience of a consumer swiping their credit card at your business. Of course, for you, the merchant, the big thing you see is fees, right? But...

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