Health and Fitness

Complete Zen Planner Review

The company specifically references affiliate gyms, dance studios, MMA gyms, personal trainers, and yoga studios, but can be a good solution for multiple types of fitness and membership-based businesses. Zen Planner is a web-based app, so you can use it wherever you have internet access and an updated web browser such as Firefox, Safari, or…

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Zen Planner is a scheduling, business management, tracking, and payments suite designed for the health and fitness industry.

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Accounting and Finance

The Complete ZipBooks Review

Successful business owners know that it’s vital to stay on top of your finances. Whether it’s invoicing, expenses, payroll, bank account reconciliation, or preparing accounts, deep insight into your business’s money situation helps you make better decisions. This in-depth review of ZipBooks Accounting will tell you everything you need to know about the software, so…

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There are plenty of accounting solutions out there, and one that’s becoming increasingly popular is ZipBooks Accounting.

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Credit Card Processing, Legal

Repeal the Durbin Amendment: The Hidden Issue

Yet many small businesses and consumers don’t even know what the Durbin Amendment is, not to mention the impact payment experts and economists claim it has supposedly had. What would Durbin Amendment repeal mean for businesses? News and Updates Two Complicated Sides of the Durbin Debate Coin The Durbin Amendment for the Layman Debit Interchange…

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The introduction of a bill to repeal the Durbin Amendment has added more fuel to the fiery debate between the nation’s largest banks and retailers,

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Security and PCI Compliance

Coalfire Cybersecurity Review

With the increase in scammers and hacking, staying on top of information security is vital. Coalfire is a cybersecurity business that provides a variety of cyber security, auditing, testing, scanning, and other services. In this review, we’ll explore what those services are and how they can help you keep client data safe. About Coalfire Coalfire…

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If you’re dealing with credit card payment information, sensitive financial data, or other details relating to money and finances, you need to ensure your data is safe.

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Accounting and Finance

The Complete PayPal Working Capital Review

If you want to expand your business, create a new product line, hire more staff, or scale in some other way, you need money to make it happen. Traditionally, businesses would use a standard business loan or a credit card to fund their expansion plans. PayPal Working Capital aims to change that. It’s a different…

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PayPal working capital functions more like a cash advance than a loan. You’re not charged interest – just a fixed fee, dependent on how much you want to borrow and how quickly you intend to repay the balance.

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Credit Card Processing

Text to Pay: Accepting Payments by SMS Text

By now, you’ve probably seen announcements asking for donations through text messages. Various charitable organizations like the Red Cross have made donating easy – just text a particular word to a short (usually 5-digit) number to make a $10 donation. The amounts and other variables can be adjusted for different purchases or donations. But you…

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Non-profits organizations and for-profit businesses alike can take advantage of this easy payment method by understanding the fundamentals of text payments and working with a company that can support the service.

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Credit Card Processing

Rhombus Review – Text to Pay

Powered by Stripe, it offers a dedicated number for accepting text payments at both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. Additionally, it provides a messaging platform for customer feedback and analytics/reporting for easily managing your conversations, sales, and more. Using Rhombus How it Works for Businesses and Non-Profits How it Works for Customers Security Rhombus Costs…

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Rhombus is a company that enables payments through SMS (160 character) text messaging.

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Business, Credit Card Processing

Complete Red Carpet Software Review

The software integrates with processors and POS systems to provide detailed reporting in several categories related to payments. If your current processor’s reporting options aren’t giving you the information you need, a third-party option can provide greater insight. Let’s take a look at Red Carpet’s capabilities, costs, and reviews. Red Carpet Software Capabilities Chargebacks Interchange…

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Red Carpet Software is a comprehensive reporting solution available from First Touch Payment Solutions and specifically designed to benefit businesses with multiple locations.

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