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4 Payment Processing Trends to Look for in 2019

Last month, I was in New York City preparing to watch the marathon with a friend. The air was delightfully crisp, so my friend and I decided to head over to Starbucks to grab a beverage to keep us warm while we watched the race. At the counter, I placed my order only to realize […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Chip Readers (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Chip readers are just another trendy add-on designed to make us upgrade our equipment and payment methods, right? Wrong. When you’re a merchant it may seem like you’re constantly having to adapt to new technology — for better or worse. However, when it comes to chip readers, they’re actually a highly beneficial tool for your […]

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5 Ways to Better Protect Your Customers’ Financial Data

As a merchant, protecting your customer’s financial data should be a primary concern. If you become slack in this area, you risk compromising your customers’ safety and your reputation as a business. With mobile payments and credit cards becoming increasingly popular ways to pay for goods and services, criminals have come up with new and […]

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Are They a Good Idea for Your Business?

As a business owner, you may have heard the term Merchant Cash Advances (MCA) thrown around and wondered whether you should take advantage of them. For starters, Merchant Cash Advances allow merchants to get an advance on their future revenues. Essentially, you’re selling a portion of your future sales in order to get an advance […]

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Is an iPad POS the way to go?

It used to be that you’d walk into a small business and admire their iPad POS with a mix of admiration, curiosity, and awe. There’s something about an iPad POS that automatically signals “cool and forward thinking” — and dare I even say, “trendy.” However, iPads have now become an increasingly common POS choice  — […]

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How Serious is Facebook About Blockchain Payments?

The past year has been anything but easy for Facebook. Not only have they been in the middle of the fight over online privacy, but their recent earnings report showed that fewer people are using the site. While it’s easy for some pundits to point to the rise and fall of MySpace, the reality is […]

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4 Key Things to Expect When Applying for a Business Loan

With the exception of mortgages, debt is generally viewed as something negative for consumers. But for businesses, the issue is a little more complicated. While businesses can definitely take on bad debt, strategic debt in the form of a business loan can be very beneficial. In fact, a study conducted by researchers at several different […]

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4 Accounting Topics Small Businesses Need to Care About

In a perfect world, every new business would keep perfect books from Day 1. But in the real world, plenty of businesses view accounting as a lower priority when they’re just trying to start up and survive. However, as a business does start to grow, the importance of accounting becomes much more apparent. A common […]

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Should Your Business Invest in Chatbots?

The term chatbot is something that can be traced all the way back to the nineties. But it wasn’t until 2016 when this technology started receiving a lot of attention. The main driver of that attention was the ability to use chatbots on the Facebook Messenger platform. When Facebook added the ability for companies to […]

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What Does Voice Technology Mean for Merchants?

There are plenty of technologies that have received significant hype over the last few years. Virtual reality (VR) is an example of a technology that has received a lot of attention but seems to have stalled. On the other hand, technologies like augmented reality (AR) and machine learning have continued to move forward. What’s interesting […]

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