Are you a small business owner contemplating whether or not to accept credit card payments?  If so, I’ve outlined some of the benefits below that you should consider when making your decision.  Note that the perks of accepting credit card payments are for both your business as well as for your customers. And we all know that if the customers are happy, the business is more prone to be a continued success.
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Your business isn’t going to function particularly well if you’re supporting a chaotic work environment. It’s your company and you have to step up and take control of it, so you’re not always running around frantically.

If you continue to work like this, eventually your clients will catch on and they’ll be turned off by your disorganization. It’s not worth losing customers over. Focus your time and energy on perfecting policies and procedures and creating a foundation and atmosphere that promotes effectiveness and efficiency. You’ll work faster and be happier. See best practices a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) needs to run a smooth business.
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The Family In Your Family Business

by Pam on October 23, 2017

When you give up on a normal career and decide to pursue your own business, you have to make loads of different sacrifices. From time to security, your life will change a huge amount, and a lot of people aren’t ready for the work they’ll have to do. Of course, though, you’re not the only one giving things up. Those around you, like your family and other loved ones, will have to deal with your choices, too. To help you in making this worth their while, this post will be exploring some of the benefits your family business can have for the family itself.
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Being self-employed means that you are in charge of your business, including paying taxes. You must take care of every aspect of your business to be successful. If you are newly self-employed, you may be unsure as to what tax breaks you can use when filing your taxes each year. Below are a few examples of expenses you can claim to help lower the amount you pay in taxes based on income.
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The Evolution Of Marketing Trends

by Pam on September 20, 2017

Evidently, there is a huge gap between the trends of marketing from a few years ago compared to now. Nevertheless, there are some re-occurring similarities that seem to follow us through the years.

If businesses were to ignore the forever growing and changing marketing trends, then they wouldn’t make it into the next few years of successful marketing. It is very important to keep up with the changing markets and implement new strategies on an ongoing basis in order to keep up with the marketing industry.

Keep this in mind when we take a brief look at the evolution of market trends. [click to read…]

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8 Chargeback Prevention Tips For Merchants

by Guest on August 9, 2017

When you run your own small business or e-commerce company, a merchant account that allows you to accept credit or debit cards as payment is a must. Most modern customers are used to paying for their purchases with credit or debit, so a merchant that doesn’t offer customers this convenience definitely risks losing business to competitors that do.
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Tips For Setting Up Your Own Business

by Pam on July 26, 2017

There was a time when it probably seemed as though the only people who were in a position to start their own businesses were those who had already made a great deal of money and had the resources to do so. Whether that was true before it’s certainly not true anymore. Thanks to the internet the doors have been blown wide open for just about anyone with a great idea and a computer to set up their own business, whether that’s a retail store, freelance creative work, or any other form of business out there. However, just because it’s easier than ever doesn’t mean that it’s actually easy. In fact, there are just as many challenges as before and even some new ones. With that in mind, here are a few things that you need to do in order to make the most of your new business. [click to read…]

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