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If you’re a merchant that accepts credit cards, you undoubtedly know exactly what your card processing rate is. You know it’s called a merchant discount rate, and it’s some percentage of the total bill, maybe a flat fee per transaction is also attached. To help you better understand this fee, we br Read More

Traditional marketing in a digital age

Traditional marketing in a digital age Avatar Posted by stillwagon428 under Marketing
From 568 days ago
Made Hot by: Webdev1 on August 13, 2013 9:32 am
Despite the rise in online advertising, recent studies have shown that traditional marketing tactics are still valuable for today’s small businesses. Find out how to promote your business using non-digital strategies. Read More
In the "new normal" economy, more consumers are saving ... except for one specific demographic. Here are 4 ways to market to baby boomers, who are ready and willing to spend. Read More
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 578 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 585 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

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …

Suzie Poirier @aceconcierge Builds Virtual Partnerships

Growing a business, especially online, requires you to wear many hats. If you focus on all the little things, you can … More
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