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How to Leverage the Latest Green Retail Trends

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Whether you call it ethical, green-focused, or socially responsible, today’s consumers expect better behavior from retailers. Plus, consumers want retailers to deliver products and choices that help them do the same. That means you need to be aware of how the green movement is continuing to change perspectives, influence consumers, and push for industry improvements. And, if you don’t know where to start, then you should consider current green retail trends and how you might leverage them in your own business.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

Getting Assistance for Your Small Business After a Disaster

Posted on Sep 17, 2019
Welcome to the third installment in our series on National Preparedness Month (recognized every September): In our first article, we explored what steps individuals, families, and communities could take to protect themselves from disasters. This post covers everything from emergency toolkits to step-by-step action plans. In our second post, we looked at strategies businesses could use to protect their operations and employees from disasters such as cyberattacks, wildfires, and earthquakes.
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Topics: Small Business Tips

The Impact of 5G on Retail Payments

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
2019 marks the year that many mobile carriers launch their 5G networks. It’s the fifth generation of wireless technology. The changes include new smartphones with 5G capability, which have only recently hit the market. That means most people don’t yet have access to this powerful network. However, it’s important to start covering the 5G revolution as it starts to prepare retailers for the opportunities to come so changes can start now to accommodate the new network.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Mobile Payments, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Creating Preparedness Plans for Your Small Business

Posted on Sep 10, 2019
September is national preparedness month. Throughout this month, we will feature weekly posts on being prepared for any type of disaster or emergency that may affect you, your loved ones, or your business. Today's post provides tips for creating your preparedness plan for your business. In our last article, September Is National Preparedness Month, we covered some of the steps that individuals, families, and communities can take to minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Awareness

Time for Holiday Retail Marketing Strategies

Posted on Sep 05, 2019
Amazon’s recent Christmas in July campaign was set to break retail records once again. According to one estimate, Amazon’s global sales for Prime Day this summer were expected to hit $5.8 billion, compared to last year’s results of $3.9 billion. Other retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and eBay have joined in on this pre-holiday marketing strategy, realizing the potential of starting the holiday shopping season even earlier.
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Topics: Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

What Are the Most Profitable Small Businesses?

Posted on Aug 29, 2019
The No. 1 rule in investing is to buy low and sell high. This basic concept also applies to business. To be successful, you must sell goods and services for more than what it costs to acquire or develop them. The difference represents your profit margin. Historically, this has favored the service industry — where the single largest investment is time. In fact, most of the small business ideas on this list are service-oriented.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

Brick and Mortar Still Matters - Online Stores vs Physical Stores

Posted on Aug 27, 2019
Despite all the warnings of a retail apocalypse and store closures, not everyone wants to shop solely online. Bizfeel found that while 57 percent of consumers enjoy shopping online, 31 percent still prefer to go to a physical shop. In many respects, brick and mortar retail still matters and will continue to do so for years to come. Here’s why.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

How to Accept Gift Cards for Small Business

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Accepting gift cards for your small business is a simple, effective way to improve sales. Gift cards are easy, convenient options that take the guesswork out of gift giving and allow the recipients to purchase the item or receive the service they desire. There are many benefits of accepting gift cards. Here are just a few:
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Topics: Payment Technology, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

New Ways to Win the Retail Game Against Amazon

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
While you may love Amazon as a consumer, you may feel differently as an eCommerce business owner or online retail startup. That’s because this retailer behemoth seems to dominate as the online retailer of choice. Although it offers “space” for retailers to sell on their site, most companies would prefer to be in control of their online business and create a separate loyal following.
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Topics: Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

5 Things You Wish You Would've Known Before Opening Your Retail Store

Posted on Aug 13, 2019
They say that youth is wasted on the young. Nearly all of us wish we could go back in time to shake some commonsense into our younger selves. This universal desire applies to everything from love to health to business. It even applies to retail. Just think of everything you wish you could have told yourself before opening your first store.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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