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14 06, 2018

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to TLS 1.0 – Are You Ready?

By | 2018-06-16T18:38:26+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Credit Card Processing|0 Comments

Big changes are coming to security for credit card transactions – are you prepared? At the end of June, all digital credit card transactions will be subject to additional encryption protocols to protect the card data. This is great news for your customers and for you – unless your payment system isn’t set up to support it.

7 06, 2018

The New Rules of Website SEO Optimization

By | 2018-06-07T07:53:58+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Forget what you’ve learned about website SEO optimization in the past. Search engines are getting smarter, and your old SEO strategies aren’t doing much good anymore. In some cases, they may actually be hurting your site’s ranking in search results. Here are the five tips you need for successful website SEO optimization in 2018.

31 05, 2018

New Owner Identification Requirements: What You Need to Know

By | 2018-05-31T14:20:08+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Credit Card Processing|0 Comments

If you’re shopping around for a new credit card processor, you may notice a few new questions being asked on the application form. Starting May 1, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)’s new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements for financial institutions are being enforced. Let’s break down the changes and what they mean.

24 05, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Credit Card Decline Codes

By | 2018-06-11T20:53:23+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Credit Card Processing|1 Comment

So you dipped a customer’s credit card, and it was declined. Ugh. In addition to a flustered and potentially indignant customer, you now have to figure out what to do. Here’s our cheat sheet to the decline codes your machine might produce and what to do about them.

17 05, 2018

Five Essential Tips to Survive an Open Office Plan

By | 2018-05-30T15:11:10+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Startups, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

So your company has made the decision to go with an open office plan. You’re already looking forward to more interaction with your coworkers and easier collaboration on shared projects. You might also have some trepidation, however, and rightly so. Open office plans can be overwhelming and distracting if you’re not used to them.

10 05, 2018

MCC Madness: Why Your Merchant Category Code Matters

By | 2018-05-30T15:15:27+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Credit Card Processing|0 Comments

Do you know what your MCC is? When you first begin processing credit cards, the processor you’re working with will assign you your MCC after you’ve explained to them what kind of business you are and what you sell. Some unscrupulous processors will misclassify your business on purpose for their own financial gain.

8 05, 2018

How to Manage a Badass Remote Team

By | 2018-05-30T15:31:43+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Startups|2 Comments

In 2018, flexible working environments are becoming more and more common. While offering flexible working arrangements is great for your employees (and ultimately great for your business), it can be hard to manage all those different people in all those different places. Here are four important tips to help make it easier.

3 05, 2018

Sales Reps Still Suck: More Tips to Cold Call the Right Way

By | 2018-05-30T15:32:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Last week we published some tips to help sales reps stop being “the bad guys” in the eyes of business owners. This week we’re offering a few more – as an organization that employs quite a few outside sales representatives, we’ve thought long and hard about how we can help business owners without playing into stereotypes. Here’s what we’ve learned.

26 04, 2018

Sales Reps Suck. Here’s How to Cold Call the Right Way.

By | 2018-05-30T15:34:58+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|1 Comment

Every business owner’s worst nightmare is yet another salesperson walking in the door. They groan inwardly, torn between telling them to beat it immediately or hearing them out. Most salespeople don’t have any idea how to actually build relationships with potential customers. Salespeople, take note. This is how you do it right.

19 04, 2018

Five More Ways to Launch a Business on a Shoestring Budget

By | 2018-05-30T15:37:13+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Startups|0 Comments

Earlier this week, we posted an article about how to launch a successful business without a lot of cash. We received such a great response that we decided to publish a second installment, featuring more of our customers’ favorite tips for turning a few dollars into a successful venture.