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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.