Small business

Shoestring Data Security for a Small Business

Last Updated on March 7, 2012

Business data and card-processing records are critical information for a small business, particularly those in e-commerce of any kind. The loss of such information can close a business down. However, there are easy solutions available to help maintain operations and protect a small business’ data from disaster.
 
Planning
The best security defense to data harm involves anticipating [...]

What is Your MCC code, and Why Do You Care?

Last Updated on December 30, 2011

What is your MCC code? This stands for your “Merchant Category Code”, and if you don’t know much about MCCs, then this is just going to be a four-digit number to you. However, that four-digit number is actually very important for your business endeavors, especially if you are working with another company, and it will [...]

Improving Your Ecommerce Website

Last Updated on October 19, 2011

In addition to setting your business up with the best merchant account designed to fit your its needs, we here at CheapestMerchantAccounts.com know that there are additional ways to help improve on your business. Over the next few weeks we will be delivering additional articles which we hope will help small businesses both online and [...]

Google Wallet

Last Updated on October 17, 2011

Just as Google revolutionized the smart phone industry with its impressive Android operating system, the company now looks to do the same to the business landscape with the introduction of its Google Wallet product. The company claims that Google Wallet will not only make transactions faster and easier for consumers, but for small business owners [...]

Improving Your Social Media Presence

October 11, 2011

In addition to setting your business up with the best merchant account designed to fit your its needs, we here at CheapestMerchantAccounts.com know that there are additional ways to help improve on your business. Over the next few weeks we will be delivering additional articles which we hope will help small businesses both online and [...]

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12 Step Guide to Improving Your Retail Sales

October 5, 2011

In addition to setting your business up with the best merchant account designed to fit your its needs, we here at CheapestMerchantAccounts.com know that there are additional ways to help improve on your business. Over the next few weeks we will be delivering additional articles which we hope will help small businesses both online and [...]

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Is Durbin the end of Square?

September 29, 2011

In preparing my article on the upcoming Durbin Amendment, I came to an interesting realization: Could the Durbin Amendment be the end of Square?
Why?
Well consider this:
Square’s target customer is small business owners. Most of whom have relatively low ticket items. A majority of purchases made on items under $50 are made with debit cards. Just [...]

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Guide to Interchange Rates

August 24, 2011

It is important for every small business to take the time to understand what Interchange rates are and how to best negotiate these rates with your merchant. What industry you are in, what methods of cards you accept and the type of card that you accept determine interchange rates. Interchange fees are paid to the [...]

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