How Do I Know My Business’ Credit Card Processing is PCI Compliant?

The goal of PCI compliance is to protect yourself, your business, and your customers from identity theft and other forms of credit card fraud. At a more basic level, compliance secures your revenue streams, because Visa refuses to transact with any processor that isn’t compliant. Things become even more complicated, because there’s no actual documentation…

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Find the Right Credit Card Processer for Your Small Business

Owning or managing a small business can take up a massive amount of time and effort. Typically, small business owners tend to initially focus on developing their product or service, getting the pricing and marketing on target, managing the financials, and just generally surviving and staying afloat. It’s easy to sometimes miss certain crucial factors,…

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Accept Credit Card Payments Anywhere, Anytime

As a small business owner, your efforts probably often focus on expanding your customer base. Whether you have an online e-commerce business, a brick and mortar store, or both, the survival, growth and health of your business depends on sales, revenue, and brand value. That’s why giving your customers more payment options provides some immediate…

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Accepting Credit Cards for Your Small Gardening Business

The only reasons for a small gardening business to accept credit card payments are that they want to stay in business and they want to grow their business. Research suggests that about 80% of the potential buying public is not buying from you because you don’t accept credit cards for payment. That means that your…

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Credit Card Processing for Startup Catering Businesses

Some jobs are sometimes taken for granted, because they involve everyday skills. Catering can be one of them. After all, we’re willing to cough up cash and dress up for a fancy restaurant. But when you tell loved ones you want to start a catering business, they may be skeptical. At least until they try…

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PCI Compliance is Essential for All Size Businesses

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has set Data Security Standards (DSS) designed to make sure any company that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit cards does so in a secure environment designed to protect cardholders’ personal data. PCI DSS is a global set of standards, and all merchants must be in compliance for the protection…

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How to Accept Credit Cards Online

Cash and check payments belong to the past, and it’s doubtful whether any given member of today’s digital-native generation carries any significant amount of cash in their wallet–let alone a checkbook–when they go out shopping. As a business owner, if you’re considering accepting non-cash payment options for virtual or physical locations in your business, it…

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How Do Mobile Payments Work?

As a small business owner, you’ve probably already come to terms with the idea that mobile payments are the future of commerce. Today, mobile payments have grown from just online-shopping to paying for restaurant delivery, ride-sharing, coffee-shop purchases, public transportation and more. An Accenture Consulting report reveals that 23% of millennial-borns make at least one…

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