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You know the old saying: “Cash is king.” But with cash transactions in decline, “Plastic is preferred” would be a more accurate adage these days. In 2011, cash transactions made up 27 percent of point of sale purchases. By 2017, that number is expected to plunge to 23 percent. Read More

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Social Media
From http://bloombergmarketing.blogs.com 506 days ago
Made Hot by: sophia2 on August 3, 2013 2:04 pm
I was curious to understand why the people, who I think of as the "real people" pioneers of social media, took a leap of faith to work in a field that skeptics and pundits said was just a fad. So I reached out to a few folks from across the globe to discover their reasons for Why. Read More
It’s well documented that accepting credit cards is good for business, but there is one snag to accepting credit cards that every retailer knows and fears: fraud. These 12 tips will help you fight credit card fraud. Read More

Sage One Gets Enhancements to Appeal to More Small Businesses

Sage One Gets Enhancements to Appeal to More Small Businesses Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://smallbiztrends.com 513 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on July 26, 2013 9:20 pm
Annual customer conferences are typically a time to announce new products and enhancements to existing products. And the 2013 Sage Summit is no exception. The software company announced this week that Sage One, its cloud-based accounting, project management and invoicing solution for small business Read More
If you don’t already accept credit cards at your business, you are missing out. There are many advantages to accepting payments via credit card, but the most notable of them have a positive effect on your bottom line. Here’s how: Read More
Is your small business making a major mistake with your retirement plan—one that could have huge repercussions for not only your business, but also the U.S. economy? If your immediate answer is, “What retirement plan?” then you’re certainly not alone, but you might be part of the problem, says a su Read More
Accepting payments via mobile device is becoming more and more mainstream. Right now, we are in the midst of a growth spurt that will see mobile payments in the U.S. hit $90 billion by 2017, according to a Forrester Research report released earlier this year. To help you find the best fit for your Read More

Pros and Cons of Offering Discounts for Paying in Cash

Pros and Cons of Offering Discounts for Paying in Cash Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Finance
From http://smallbiztrends.com 528 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on July 12, 2013 7:03 am
By now you probably know that, as a merchant, both the law and credit processing agreements allow you to offer discounts to customers who pay in cash. While cash has its advantages, there is a downside to consider. Here are both sides of the coin. Read More

7 Ways Savvy Businesses Use Mobile

7 Ways Savvy Businesses Use Mobile Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Technology
From http://smallbiztrends.com 549 days ago
Made Hot by: OmniDesign on June 20, 2013 7:32 pm
If you’re looking for ways to develop or extend a competitive advantage, consider using smartphones (and their bigger cousins, tablets) to gain an edge. There are some innovative and inexpensive ways of using mobile devices out of the office. Here are 7 to get you started: Read More

10 Twitter Accounts for Local Search Advice

10 Twitter Accounts for Local Search Advice Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Social Media
From http://webmarketingtoday.com 576 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on May 26, 2013 9:41 pm
Free advice on ranking your website well for local search can be worth its weight in gold — if you get it from the right sources. Here are 10 Twitter accounts to keep up to date on how local search is working, and learn from the best in the business — for free. Read More

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Ian Smith @IanDSmith Builds a Remarkable Business

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