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BluePay Blog

7 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Posted on Jan 16, 2018
As a business owner, including startup founders and freelancers, you dread the word "taxes" because you know it involves parting with some of that hard-earned income that could be spent on other things or saved. It's a challenge that every business owner faces, regardless of legal structure. Even with continually shifting tax policies on the state and federal levels, there are ways to reduce your tax bill. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

New Tax Laws That Affect SMBs

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
Taxes are forever changing as new political parties take office within federal and state agencies. Many candidates run on a particular platform to appeal to their constituencies, often related to changes to taxes. Change in the White House signaled the promise of tax changes, and now the Senate is debating them. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

5 Top Technology Investments for 2018

Posted on Jan 04, 2018
Welcome to 2018! If you haven’t already, it's time to create a growth strategy and budget. You may have used all types of technology to help get you where you are today. You need to consider technology investments to further what you can achieve. Here are five of the top technology investments that are worth considering as we begin 2018:
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Topics: Partner Posts, Payment Technology, Enterprise Business Tips

What are the Different PCI Compliance Levels and How are They Determined?

Posted on Dec 19, 2017
If you accept payment (credit or debit) cards that have the logos of any of the primary members of the PCI SSC (PCI Security Standards Council), which includes Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB, then you are considered a merchant. As a merchant, you must adhere to certain levels of compliance established by the PCI SSC to ensure the security of any payment or customer data you transmit, process or store. If you don't follow the requirements, you could face penalties, fines, and the inability to continue processing card payments. 
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Topics: Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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

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

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

Grow Your Business by Offering New Payment Options

Posted on Nov 07, 2017
Your customers are all unique, so you cannot put them all in the same payment box. Not every customer wants to use a credit card, especially as new types of payment options appear thanks to an ever-evolving technology environment.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments, Payment Trends

I Think My Business May Be Breached. What Do I Do?

Posted on Oct 16, 2017
Theft can be upsetting no matter what type of loss is experienced. The worst type of theft, however, is when you realize hackers might have taken personal information from your server or was compromised through a breach of your transaction system. When you realize that your business might have been compromised in some way, you may be wondering what to do next.
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Topics: Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

Visa QIR Requirements: What is It and How is My Business Affected?

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
  Today's payment compliance environment is growing to address the increase in security issues and the need for standardization to enable a global payments environment. For your small business, that means you need to stay on track with the evolving set of requirements set by card brands, including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. QIR qualification is one of the newest types of compliance additions put in place by Visa that impact some businesses. Here's what’s involved, who it impacts, and how it can be addressed by your business if affected by this payment compliance for credit card processing.
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Topics: Partner Posts, EMV, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, BluePay Partners

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