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7 Strategies to Secure Customer Data Over the Holidays

Posted on Dec 11, 2017
While online shopping and mobile payments are two of the most preferred ways to buy nowadays, including the focal point of many consumer holiday shopping strategies, there is always a concern over fraud at the back of people's minds. The available statistics don't do anything to alleviate that fear. Instead, they are cause for greater concern.
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Topics: Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: Pros, Cons and Security Concerns

Posted on Dec 07, 2017
Debit and credit cards are both convenient forms of payment that shoppers often use interchangeably. However, there are crucial differences between these two types of plastic: 
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Topics: EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

How to Create an Engaging Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on Dec 05, 2017
Everyone loves giving gifts and getting them. The problem is that when we give our friends and family gifts each holiday season, there comes a point in time where figuring out what to get becomes challenging. Suddenly, the joys of the season seem like a big headache. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Tips and Tricks for Merchants to Detect and Protect Against Gift Card Fraud

Posted on Dec 01, 2017
Most retailers love the idea of gift cards — and for good reason:  Each card in circulation represents money already spent. You’ve made the sale, and you’re simply waiting for the card recipient to collect his or her goods.  Most gift cards expire — without ever being used. This means you still make that sale — without losing any inventory. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How Amazon Go Grocery Stores Might Impact Merchants

Posted on Nov 29, 2017
The Amazon Go grocery store is a revolutionary concept. On the outside, it looks like any other brick-and-mortar supermarket; but inside, you’ll notice a number of key differences: 
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Topics: Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Fun Posts, Payment Trends

5 Ingenious and Painless Ways to Save Money in Your Business

Posted on Nov 27, 2017
As a business owner, there are essentially two ways to boost profits. You can either: Increase revenues (i.e., generate more sales) Reduce costs (i.e., cut some expenses)  Most companies focus on the former. Although there’s no limit to how much money you can make, it’s not possible to cut costs once you reach a certain threshold. If you haven’t already reached that threshold, then reducing expenses can — and will — make your business more profitable. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips

The History and Benefits of Small Business Saturday

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another holiday of which you may not be aware, but it’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year. We’re talking, of course, about Small Business Saturday — held this year on November 25th. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips

8 Ways You Can Attract New Customers to Your Small Business

Posted on Nov 21, 2017
As a small business, your goal is to grow into a much larger one or, at the very least, become a small business that has a sustained flow of revenue. To achieve either requires that you continually work on attracting new customers to your small business whether it is online, a physical storefront, or both. Here are some easy-to-implement strategies that have been proven to attract new customers:
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

The 10 Worst Time Wasters for Small Business Owners

Posted on Nov 17, 2017
As a small business owner, you can always make more money, and you can always find more customers. You cannot, however, create more time. You have exactly 24 hours each day. Once those hours are gone, they’re gone forever. What steps can you take to maximize this precious commodity? 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

3 Business Tools Every Startup Needs (And 3 You Can Do Without)

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Since there’s no official roadmap for business success, many startups invest in tools and resources that offer the veneer of legitimacy:  They buy business cards with heavy stock and glossy print. They rent office spaces with corporate-looking furniture.  Although these investments can make you feel like you’re moving in the right direction, they’re actually a waste of both time and money. If you haven’t made any sales yet, you’re better off sticking with tools that can help you secure your first customer. Fancy stationery and sleek offices are simply expensive distractions. This is only scratching the surface. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Awareness

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