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Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Posted on Nov 02, 2018
The BluePay Blog is dedicated to providing you with useful information to help you understand payments, learn best business practices, or stay attuned to security concerns. We continually publish new content, averaging over 125 posts annually. We took a look at our blog to see which posts resonate with our visitors. Here is a list of our top 10 popular blog posts. If you haven’t read them yet, click on the links below.
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Scary Movie Inspiration: 6 Business Lesson Takeaways

Posted on Oct 31, 2018
If you’re a horror movie buff, October is the perfect time to binge watch some of your favorite films. That’s because in the days leading to Halloween, Netflix and the cable networks typically stuff their catalogs with plenty of blood, gore and the supernatural.  Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, there are tons of horror movie business lessons you can glean from these ghoulish delights. 
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

How to Plan for Holiday Promotions Today

Posted on Oct 25, 2018
Maybe you have noticed that holiday products are already appearing in online catalogs and store shelves. If you have been into Costco, Walmart, Target or other retailers, you may feel compelled to pick up some of the first products of the holiday season as you grab that Halloween candy. Those retailers clearly know something and now is the time to pay attention if you have an online or multi-channel retail business. You could be making extra sales right now by having your holiday promotions ready to launch. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Partner Posts

World Series Fever: 4 Ways to Strike Out Your Competition

Posted on Oct 23, 2018
Like professional sports, business is a never-ending struggle for one-upmanship. It doesn’t really matter if you have:  A first mover advantage or huge head start Plenty of resources and a large budget The best product or team in the world  Success (and profits) will always attract attention. Rivals will inevitably muscle in on your territory. And this assumes you’re starting out on top.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2019

Posted on Oct 19, 2018
It seems like every week there’s a new high-profile data breach that dominates cybersecurity news headlines. Sometimes, these stories bleed into the mainstream as well.  In just the past few years alone, for example, you’ve probably heard about the following cyberattacks:   WannaCry and SamSam ransomware attacks Deloitte and Equifax data breaches Colorado Department of Transportation hack Facebook and Cambridge Analytica breach
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

What are Fileless Attacks? [6 Prevention Strategies]

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
Most phishing and malware scams follow a fairly predictable pattern:  Unsuspecting users click on suspicious links. In doing so, they unwittingly download a piece of malicious code. Once installed, that code takes over the users’ computers. The code’s creator then has unlimited access to the computers’ data. This type of malware is a very real threat, but because the malicious code is stored locally, most antivirus solutions and native security apps can detect the intrusion.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

4 Reasons to Add On-Demand Services to Your Business

Posted on Oct 11, 2018
On-demand is a recent addition to many brick-and-mortar businesses that has gained popularity for the convenience factor it offers shoppers. The result has been an increase in the service experience scores of many retailers. These retailers allow customers to order online or through a mobile app. Then, they can pick up those items in a nearby store on their preferred schedule. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Partner Posts, Payment Trends

8 Ways You Can Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 03, 2018
Our society is comprised of the Internet of Things (IOT), where everything is digitally connected — from the smartphones we carry in our pockets to the coffee machines we use to jumpstart our days. All of this hyper connectivity is incredibly convenient — whether you want to:  Adjust your home’s temperature (even when you’re on the road)  Receive instant alerts every time your favorite stock goes up  Sync your calendars, emails and to-do lists in real time
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

6 Top Netflix Shows and Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Sep 27, 2018
Launching a new business isn’t easy. There’s a lot of uncertainty involved as you invest countless hours and money developing your innovative idea. It’s exhausting.  That’s why budding entrepreneurs should take occasional breaks to recharge their batteries. Popular distractions include:  Getting coffee with a friend  Taking a long walk  Diving into an engaging novel  Another great strategy? Watch movies, documentaries and TV shows that are geared toward entrepreneurs and startups. With this approach, you’re technically off the clock. However, you can still glean a lot of useful insights to help make your business journey easier and more successful.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Year-End Checklist for Small Businesses

Posted on Sep 25, 2018
The end of 2018 is fast approaching, with three-quarters of it nearly over. And, the last quarter may go by quicker than you think, due to the holidays and numerous events on the calendar. That's why it's important to start putting together what you'll need to recap the year financially and strategically. Doing so will make tax preparation easier and set some benchmarks for you to make improvements to the business in 2019.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Partner Posts

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