30 05, 2017

Your Guide to Becoming a Pre-Authorization Master

By |2018-05-31T13:21:57+00:00May 30th, 2017|Credit Card Processing|0 Comments

Business owners have a lot to keep track of, and your credit card transactions are no exception – there are fraud concerns, customer satisfaction issues, and processing costs to worry about. Understanding and using credit card pre-authorizations to your advantage just might be the best business move you’ve made all year.

25 05, 2017

Capture vs. Authorization: Here’s What You Need to Know

By |2018-05-31T13:22:31+00:00May 25th, 2017|Credit Card Processing|1 Comment

If you’re a business owner who accepts credit cards, you’ve likely heard the terms “authorization” and “capture” before, but how much do you know about the delay between them? Let’s talk some more about this very important step in the credit card process.

23 05, 2017

Stressed at Work? That’s Not Always a Bad Thing

By |2018-05-31T13:23:01+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Startups, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

As a nation, stress is kicking our butts. Anywhere from 75% to 90% of doctor visits are stress-related, and our busy workspaces and overpacked schedules are to blame. And yet, you can’t help but notice that easy-breezy coworker who thrives under stress. How do they do it? Better yet, how can you do it?

18 05, 2017

The Ultimate Startup Ethics Cheat Sheet

By |2018-05-31T13:24:19+00:00May 18th, 2017|Startups, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

It doesn’t take a news junky to realize that many of Silicon Valley’s top startups have serious challenges with ethics. Whether you’re talking about the latest “Uber firestorm” or the data concerning women and minorities holding down jobs, the landscape is not pretty. It has led some to describe the problem as potentially fatal.

11 05, 2017

From Prototype to Profit: How to Turn Your Ideas into Products

By |2018-05-31T13:25:48+00:00May 11th, 2017|Startups|1 Comment

Ever since that time you woke up in the middle of the night with your life-changing idea, you haven’t been able to get it out of your mind. You know you can build a better mousetrap, so to speak. If this describes you, it’s time to make a plan to turn those dreams into reality.

4 05, 2017

Your Startup Needs Design Thinking Right Now

By |2018-10-09T13:20:16+00:00May 4th, 2017|Startups, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Popularized by David Kelley who founded design firm IDEO that developed a human-centered approach to driving innovation to organizations, the design thinking method can be used for addressing problems as a team rather than one person making decisions in a bubble.

2 05, 2017

Five Things You Didn’t Learn in School About Credit Cards

By |2018-05-31T13:28:58+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Credit Card Processing|2 Comments

How much do you really know about that little piece of plastic you pull out to pay for everything from candy bars to cars? Where does your card data go, who has access to it, and how does the whole thing even work? Let’s take a look at the process from start to finish.