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7 Must-Hear Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Posted on Sep 26, 2019
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires in your small business? If so, you’re not alone. As an entrepreneur, it’s common to work many hours while wearing a lot of hats. This leaves little time for all of those self-help books, workshops, and marketing courses that can help you expand your business. Fortunately, however, it’s easier than ever to master new skills without having to rearrange your schedule.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Cybersecurity Preparedness for Your Small Business

Posted on Sep 24, 2019
This is the final installment in our ongoing series about National Preparedness Month (celebrated every September). Over the past three weeks, we’ve covered: Why National Preparedness Month exists How your business can protect itself from disasters Resources to help you rebound after tragedy strikes When most small business owners learn of National Preparedness Month, they automatically think of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

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: Due.com Partner Posts, 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: Due.com 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
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. Yet, many adults spend the majority of their waking hours at work. Thus, it is important to have business-specific emergency action plans, as well.
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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: Due.com 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: Due.com 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: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Small Business Tips

Welcome to the BluePay Blog!

Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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