Credit Card Fraud & Holiday Season

The business world is officially deep in the craziest shopping season of the year. The amount of transactions that an average business sees during the holidays is astronomical in comparison to the rest of the year. Unfortunately, with the booming sales comes an increase in fraud. If you prepare, you’ll be able to better protect […]

What is PCI Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI – DDS) applies to companies of all sizes. If you intend to accept payment by card (which you should, cash is no longer king), you’ll need to host your data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider. There are some goals that need to be met to […]

The Future of Payment Processing

  The requirement to pay for stuff is just a part of life, but for those who run a business, the future brings developments that affect the “getting paid” side of the equation. The payment industry is constantly evolving, just like everything else we experience in life. We started with trading (I’ll give you one […]

Using Games As Marketing Tools

Whether you’re strictly an online business, or you have a physical outlet that people visit, one of the big issues you’re always going to have is creating effective marketing to drive more business to you. In the 21st century, your marketing options have expanded considerably. You’ve still got access to the more traditional—and expensive—media channels, […]

Don’t Forget About Loyalty Programs

If you’re running some kind of retail business, then you know that customer retention is an important factor. When you have a loyal customer that keeps coming back, that also means potentially more shoppers as a result of that customer who is giving your business positive recommendations to friends and family. A happy, returning customer […]

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Save Money

When start-ups and small businesses make financial decisions, they often have to consider them carefully and make every dollar count. When businesses can find ways to save money, they can leave their saving in an interest- bearing account, purchase additional merchandise to sell, or pay for valuable advertising if needed. 1. Be your own advertisement: […]