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7 Simple Ways to Keep Your Business Busy During the Slow Months

Posted by in Leadership, Small Business

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Depending on your industry and business type, one of two comments likely resonates for you during the holiday season:

  • “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)

Many would agree that 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, it’s time to get creative and stay busy with tasks that can have a major impact on your future success.

Kick the new year off strong with 7 things you can do right now:

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Advantages of Electronic Invoicing and Billing

Posted by in Accepting Payments, Small Business

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So, what does the popularity of online buying and shopping mean for your business? Now, that your customer base is paying more bills online than ever, it’s time to consider the top 8 advantages of using electronic payments to sell your products and services. From better customer experience to cost and time savings for you, you’ll learn how electronic invoicing can grow your business.

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The Benefits of a Merchant Account

Posted by in Accepting Payments

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Cash and checks are continually becoming less and less common with your customers, while online payments, and credit and debit card payments are gaining in popularity. A merchant account, or an account that enables the holder to accept payments in multiple ways (typically debit or credit cards), can help open your business up to these opportunities and add value to your company in a number of ways.

5 Key Benefits of a Merchant Account

 1 – Accept Credit Cards

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The Holiday Season is Coming, is Your Business Ready?

Posted by in Leadership, Small Business

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The holiday season brings many opportunities for businesses to increase sales, increase brand awareness and be a part of a huge, nationwide campaign and focus. As the season approaches it’s important to start thinking about how you will involve your business in the shopping excitement surrounding the holidays. Many business owners aren’t sure where to start or approach their planning. The reality is that once you have a roadmap to follow, you’ll know exactly what pieces need to go into place. So, what should you be doing?

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The 5 Easy Ways to Shrink Your Business’ Spending

Posted by in Small Business

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One way service businesses can get a better hold of their cash flow is by getting a clear picture of their business spending and then finding ways to trim that back. To help you evaluate areas of your business where you might be able to save to save, here are five easy ways a business can cut costs, without compromising the quality of goods or services.

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Service Commerce Will Help Solve 5 Major Challenges for Business Owners

Posted by in Products and Innovation, Small Business

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There is a simplicity in the way a retail business operates that cannot be replicated in a business that sells services like landscaping, or dance classes, or that raises funds for a nonprofit mission. Solutions exist to help make running a business easier but they are largely built around the retail model where a customer meets a vendor, buys a widget, and then goes about their life. Conversely, a landscape business is often working with a customer that wants a weekly or monthly service provided. So when that customer buys their landscaping service the purchase needs to be tied to a recurring payment schedule, that is also tied to that unique customer. For a service-based business, that customer account that they are building is one of the most important pieces of insight into success for their business.

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Getting Started with Credit Card Processing

Posted by in Accepting Payments, Small Business

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For many business owners, one of the first obstacles they’ll need to sort out and overcome is figuring out how they’ll accept payments from customers. This tends to prompt questions like:

  • “What type of payments should I accept?”
  • “What are the pros and cons of these payment types?”
  • “What are the costs of accepting payments?”

These are important questions that are difficult to answer when learning about payment processing for the first time. Credit cards are one of the most popular forms of payment among consumers and certainly an option you should consider for your business. In this article, we will cover the basics steps to getting started with credit card processing including how to get started and an overview of how costs and fees work.

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