Business, Credit Card Processing, ecommerce

What Changes Will the Internet of Things Make to Payments?

While they provide tremendous convenience, it’s also vital to properly secure IoT products, especially if they have access to our financial details. Let’s take a look at the IoT, explain what it is, how it’s integrating payments, and the impact that will have on consumers, manufacturers, and payment providers. What is the Internet of Things?…

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Imagine a world of 20 billion connected devices, all transmitting and receiving data. Now, imagine that a good portion of these devices can make payments and order products and services on your behalf. That’s not just in your head — that’s the Internet of Things (IoT), and as time goes on, these devices will be everywhere.

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Business, Credit Card Processing

Venmo for Business

In this article, we’ll take a look at what Venmo is, current acceptance options, and the company’s plans for expanded business acceptance to answer the question, “Can I take Venmo at my business?” What is Venmo? Venmo and Business Business Limitations Venmo Through PayPal Issues with Venmo for Commercial Transactions Competitors: Symple What is Venmo?…

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With bill splitting apps like Venmo rising in popularity, especially among younger demographics, many businesses are wondering about accepting those payment methods directly. While Venmo does allow for business use, there are limitations – as well as some concerns – to be aware of.

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Business

Vantiv BizShield Powered by Womply

In the digital age, small businesses can’t afford to ignore reviews, but it can be time-consuming to scour different sites for mentions of your company. BizShield provides 24/7 monitoring with an email alert system that will let you know when something needs your attention. Read on for more details to see if it’s a good…

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In conjunction with Womply, credit card processor Vantiv has announced that it offers a tool called BizShield, designed to assist small- and medium-sized businesses. BizShield helps with social media oversight and reputation management, market trends, and competitor analysis.

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Accounting and Finance, Business

How to Fix Bad Business Credit

There are four major business credit scores, issued by FICO SBSS, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, and Experian. Each bureau uses a slightly different scoring approach, but all major business credit scores assess a company’s ability to make on-time payments. The Importance of Your Business Credit Score What is a “Good” Business Credit Score? How to…

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A business credit score measures the creditworthiness of a company and is based on information in a business credit report.

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7 Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

While not every industry is the same and constructing a recreational dispensary in California’s newly legal market requires different paperwork than opening an organic juice stand in your local library, there are generalities in business. Half of legitimate businesses in the U.S. fail within the first year, according to the Small Business Administration. Even for…

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Starting and growing a business isn’t as easy as it can look on TV. You don’t just come up with an idea, raise money, and become the next unicorn startup.

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How to Accept Gift Cards at Your Business

Gift cards are a wildly popular option in the United States, with GiftCards.com claiming that 93% of consumers purchase or receive a gift card each year. Let’s take a look at the benefits, costs, and options for implementing a gift card program at your business, as well as laws to be aware of and fraud…

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Gone are the days of paper gift certificates that can’t be reused and are hard to track. These days, everyone is familiar with the gift card: a reloadable, credit-card-sized alternative.

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6 Reports Every Small Business Needs to Use

Data reporting is a vital part of business – without it, how do you know how you’re truly doing? By running reports in the morning and at night, you get a glimpse of how much inventory you have on hand, daily sales totals, and more. This information should drive your budgeting, resource allocation, marketing efforts,…

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We put together this list of the most important reports to be running at least once a week, if not more.

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How to Start a Successful Customer Loyalty Rewards Program

What you might not know is how to start a loyalty program, or if it’s really necessary for your business. We’ll tackle all of that in this guide, giving you insight into loyalty and rewards to help you choose the right fit for your business without breaking the bank. The Case for Loyalty Programs Common…

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You don’t need to be told what a customer loyalty program is – from frequent flier miles to buy-5-get-1-free coffee deals, these programs drive value-savvy customers into businesses and create long-term benefits in the form of returning customers.

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