Sarah Jordan

Colorado’s BikeMS 2008: PaySimplers don’t just donate, we participate!

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Last weekend, five of our own PaySimplers joined an estimated 3,000 cyclists in the 23rd Annual Great-West Life Bike MS, Colorado’s Ride 2008. Each rider is pledged to raise at least $300.00 for the cause, but most go above and beyond that amount. Team PaySimple, comprised of a total of almost 50 friends and family members, together raised over $35,000! The ride encompassed 150 miles over two days. Starting June 28, Cyclists rode 75 miles from Front Range Community College in Westminster, CO to Ft. Collins, CO and returned to the college the following day. I asked our participants to share their thoughts about the experience or any inspiring moments they had during the 2-day race:

Elissa Beckman, Empowerment Director–‘With almost 50 riders on our team, people tended to notice us and comment on our jerseys. It made for a great conversation topic when people would ask, ‘What is PaySimple?’. I must say, I never thought I’d be conversing with strangers about electronic payment processing while climbing through the mountains of Colorado. Unique experience? Well, I might be the only person in the race who made it the entire 150 miles without a spill, only to eat it as I reached for my medal crossing the finish line. But I am still so happy that I participated!

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PaySimple

Top 5 Social Media Participation Rules to Live By

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With more companies flocking to Web 2.0 to gain exposure, there are two developing (and constantly changing) extremes in the approach to social networking. While taking an honest, natural and authentic approach to creating a rapport with audiences seems like the sure-fire ethical solution for attracting positive exposure, many companies struggle to find a natural […]

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PaySimple

Something small businesses can be grateful for

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How much gratitude do we express in our daily lives? To our family? To our friends? To our colleagues? To our top customers? To our high-maintenance customers? I’d venture to guess not enough. I am constantly amazed at how often we fail to be grateful for what we have and instead focus on the challenges […]

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PaySimple

When limiting payment types limits profitability

Posted by in Accepting Payments

One frequently asked question and how it relates to small business’ revenue and profitability. At PaySimple, our dedicated employees have the wonderful job of guiding small business owners towards enhanced profitability. As such, one of the frequently asked questions our staff encounters is: “What payment types should I accept from my customers?” Merchants want to […]

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Lisa Hephner

Navigating the Maze of ACH Authorizations

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You’ve surely heard it 1000 times before: follow the rules! When it comes to ACH Transactions transfers of money from your customers’ bank accounts into yours, following the rules for proper authorizations is critical to ensuring that you can defend yourself in the event that one of your customers disputes a charge. The good new […]

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Sarah Jordan

A Week of Focus on Small Business

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It’s easy for small businesses to get lost in or ignored by the media. Small businesses don’t have the extensive ad budgets, celebrity spokespersons, or brand recognition that large corporations do. And although they are innately involved in our communities, make charitable contributions, and even volunteer employees to participate in fundraisers, they don’t make billion […]

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