28 09, 2017

5 Reasons You Need to Reply to Yelp Reviews

By | 2018-05-31T11:30:26+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Startups, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Regardless of your feelings on the issue, consumers are still going to leave Yelp reviews, and you really should respond to them. Here are the top five reasons you need to start taking customer reviews seriously, both positive and negative.

26 09, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Credit Card Surcharges

By | 2018-05-31T11:33:55+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Credit Card Processing|1 Comment

Have you ever visited a business and seen two prices posted for the same product or service – a cash price and a credit card price? Charging customers a bit extra to pay by credit card is a way for business owners to fight back against the credit card fees that cut into their bottom lines.

21 09, 2017

Why Was My Credit Card Processing Application Denied?!

By | 2018-05-31T11:54:28+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Credit Card Processing|1 Comment

Applying for a new credit card processing account can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially for first-time business owners. The approval process often seems arbitrary, and you may not have a lot of answers if your application gets denied. We’ll explain some of the main reasons why applications get declined, and what you can do.

20 09, 2017

4 Ways to Fight Back After the Equifax Breach

By | 2018-05-31T11:55:22+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Tips and Tricks|3 Comments

In recent weeks, the public learned that the sensitive, private data of 143 million Americans (about half the US population) was left vulnerable to hackers by Equifax, one of the three main credit bureaus. If you’re wondering what steps you can take to protect yourself, take heart. Our guide will show you what to do.

14 09, 2017

8 Reasons to Stop Hating Yelp

By | 2018-05-31T12:11:27+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Startups, Tips and Tricks|4 Comments

We talk with dozens of business owners every day, and if there’s one thing we hear a lot it’s that Yelp is not a fan favorite. It’s time to take a step back and reconsider Yelp. Here are the top eight reasons why playing the Yelp game is essential to business success.

12 09, 2017

Gateway Basics: Finding Your Perfect Payments Match

By | 2018-05-31T12:14:21+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|0 Comments

A payment gateway is an important part of a credit card transaction. There’s no shortage of options available, but unfortunately many gateways limit your flexibility to choose which payment processor you will work with or which terminal you will use. An agnostic gateway (like 360’s Velox solution) is the way to go.

7 09, 2017

Leasing Your Credit Card Terminal is a Terrible Idea

By | 2018-05-31T12:14:52+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Credit Card Processing, Technology|2 Comments

Unless you sell your products and services totally online, you’re going to need a credit card terminal to process transactions. You’ll likely be faced with the choice to buy or lease. Hefty upfront costs could tempt you in the direction of leasing, but don’t be fooled. Leasing a terminal isn’t the right answer – here’s why.

6 09, 2017

7 Steps to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

By | 2018-06-18T16:28:07+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about the importance of having a LinkedIn profile, no matter what industry you’re in. Building and maintaining an effective profile is easier said than done, however. We’ll show you seven areas of your profile that you should focus on to set yourself apart on LinkedIn.