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Ordering online requires a payment gateway. If you do not have an ecommerce portal, you can use a standard card payment processor.

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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Small buinesses need an array of insurance to keep their shop or restaurant running when something bad happens.

10 Insurance Policies For Retail & Hospitality Business Owners

When you wrote the business plan for your company, you probably didn’t get too excited at the thought of figuring out which insurance policies you’d need. Or eve...

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Annual Pay – 8 Jobs Profiled

Business owners love to know if they’re paying their employees too much, too little, or just right.  To help you decide, take a look at these stats from May 2016...

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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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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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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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The New Tax Bill – By The Numbers

With all the debate about the newly passed tax reform bill, it can be hard to know how it’ll affect your own wallet. For instance, Congress preserved the pass-thro...

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Is Your Data Secure?

The Quiz Your Small Business Needs To Take

It’s not just the “big guys” that become the victims of a data breach. It happens to businesses of all shapes and sizes. This quiz will help you determine if y...

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