PaySimple Does Opening Day: Gives Colorado Businesses Home Field Advantage (while taking epic photos)
One week ago, PaySimplers hit the streets of Denver to celebrate the Rockies home opener. In the spirit of rooting for the home team, we decided to give Colorado business owners a Home Field Advantage – 50% off their first three months of PaySimple through the end of April. What better time than Opening Day to spread the news? We spent the day passing out free peanuts, rubbing elbows with our fellow Coloradans, and joining in the general hoopla. We had a blast.
Every small business owner is perpetually hunting to find a few extra hours in the day. Many claim to have the secret to everyday efficiency, but we actually do. Okay, maybe we don’t (yet) have the golden ticket to getting more done, but we can show you some of the best productivity tools out there.
You don’t need an enterprise budget or an executive assistant to make these apps work for you and your business. Sit back, relax and sign-up for these must-have productivity apps for small business.
There is a breed of people who, when saying to themselves, “Dude, this could be better,” don’t just decide that what’s in front of them “fine” or “is what it is.” They keep searching, asking questions, maybe even taking those extra few minutes to send a suggestion to the company. They are investigative by nature and love to share insights. Trouble is, these envelope pushers rarely get the opportunity to directly affect the products and services available to them in the market. Well, here is that opportunity!
We know our best ideas come from the business owners we strive to empower. We’re on the hunt for the top feedback-giving, gadget-trying, solution-searching business owners who want to kick PaySimple in the tires and tell us all their honest thoughts. These are – the perfectionist-types who work every day to manage their businesses and lives better.
No matter what the size of your business, every one wants to cut costs and time, while keeping (and adding) customers to their product and/or service. With today’s technology and easy use of online tools, it’s better than over to accomplish all of these things. But one asset in particular does all three in incredible fashion and not only updates the way you do business, but takes it to the next level. Welcome to the land of ACH payment processing.
Credit Card Processing: 4 key points to consider when choosing between a dedicated or aggregated merchant account
Offering your customers the option to pay with a credit card is a great way to enhance revenue for your small business. Your customers want the points associated with rewards cards, and they want to manage their own cash flow by floating balances or financing their purchases. Allowing them to use credit cards accomplishes both.
The payment landscape is one of the fastest and hottest growing industries of the moment. In just three short years, mobile payments alone have gone from $37 billion in global processing, to nearly $300 billion in 2012. Online transaction processors are becoming the leaders in accepting payments with a huge wave of new technology that makes both paying and accepting payments through the digital world easier than ever.
I’ll spare you the passage-of-time clichés and get to the point: October is here, and that means the holidays are not far behind. Depending on your industry, you’ll probably hear one of two comments in the coming weeks:
- “Get ready for the holiday rush!” (certain retailers and service providers)
- “October is the last REAL month of the year, so we have to make the most of it.” (everyone else)
This particular post is for businesses more likely to hear the latter. While I don’t subscribe to the idea that October is the “last real month,” there are noticeable lulls during the holiday season that can seem unproductive. Consumers and businesses alike are often less engaged in November and December, so if your business depends on the typical M-F schedule, you have to be creative to stay busy. Here are some tips for navigating through slower weeks while, at the same time, positioning your business for a strong start to 2013:
Here at PaySimple, we take security of all forms very seriously. Not only because we work in the world of online payments, but also because of the rapidly changing methods in which online attacks can be executed. Earlier this week, our Director of Information Security and Compliance Mike Trofi sent out an email updating us with some great facts and tips to stay safe, and we though it would be valuable to pass along. Enjoy!
I’m in my second month of working at PaySimple, and almost every day something happens at this 80-person company, which provides cloud-based receivables and payments solutions to small and mid-sized businesses.
Here are a few highlights during this time:
- I noticed that we have a real-live popcorn machine; every day since then I’ve been delighted that someone almost always makes popcorn before I get around to it. And they share.
- I was fortunate to have timed my arrival right near the date of the company Summerfest, which was held in our CEO’s backyard and featured a MySpace-discovered folk and strings band.
- Our customer service group hit a great milestone of getting new customers quickly activated on our software platform. The head of that group celebrated by doing an Olympic-quality string of cartwheels through the middle of the office. She stuck every landing.
- We continue to have our Monday Meetings, where employees share highlights from the previous week.
Have you ever heard the phrase? It’s typically popular among managers (and perhaps you are one) and those that oversee overall product and company decisions. What it means is instead of fixing something that isn’t broken, focus on something more important like client requests or new product enhancements. This makes sense, right? Why spend the scarce time, money and resources that many small businesses have on something that doesn’t need fixing? Well, this makes sense, until it doesn’t…Let me explain.