Progressive Startup Culture: It’s Not What You Think

By | 2018-05-22T09:57:49+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Company News|

Lots of organizations like to claim they are progressive. It’s one of those startup traits that’s so popular in Silicon Valley these days. But how many businesses really get it right? 360 Payments is a progressive company, without a doubt. How can I be so sure of that? Well, because they hired me.

Five Essential Tips to Survive an Open Office Plan

By | 2018-05-15T18:24:45+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Startups, Tips and Tricks|

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.

Debunking the Top 3 Myths About Leasing a Credit Card Machine

By | 2018-05-15T08:33:39+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Credit Card Processing|

Chances are at least one slick credit card processing salesperson has come into your business singing the praises of leasing your terminal. They probably fed you a lot of compelling lines to make you sign on the dotted line, but hopefully you were able to resist. Leasing your credit card terminal only benefits your processor.

MCC Madness: Why Your Merchant Category Code Matters

By | 2018-05-08T08:10:14+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Credit Card Processing|

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.

How to Manage a Badass Remote Team

By | 2018-05-07T15:17:39+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Startups|

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.

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

By | 2018-04-30T12:49:54+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Tips and Tricks|

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.

Everyone Is Talking About AI—But Do They Mean the Same Thing?

By | 2018-04-30T11:55:18+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Technology|

We are only beginning to discover the usefulness of AI applications. Amazon recently unveiled a brick-and-mortar grocery store that has successfully supplanted cashiers and checkout lines with computer vision, sensors, and deep learning. Between the investment, the press coverage, and the dramatic innovation, “AI” has become a hot buzzword.

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

By | 2018-04-24T11:26:50+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Tips and Tricks|

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.

Has My Information Been Stolen in a Data Breach?

By | 2018-05-01T17:19:47+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Technology|

Hackers are getting smarter and smarter, and unfortunately business owners and software companies don’t always keep up. As hack after hack comes across our news feeds and TV screens, it can start to feel like there’s no way your data is still secure. While many companies reach out to affected consumers once a data breach occurs, it can be hard to keep up with it all. Here’s how you can figure out if your online account information has been stolen and take steps to make sure it never happens again.

Five More Ways to Launch a Business on a Shoestring Budget

By | 2018-04-16T14:44:38+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Startups|

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.