Beyond Square: Taking Credit Cards with Your Smartphone

By now, most people are familiar with Square, the company behind the small white credit card reader that plugs into smartphones and tablets through a headphone jack. But did you know there are lots of other options that do the same thing, sometimes for less money? If you regularly need to take payments on the […]


There's a Fee for That: Pros and Cons of Surcharging Credit Cards

For businesses that accept credit cards, fees to process them are a constant headache. Confusing pricing models, changing regulations and new technology often mean expenses that eat into your bottom line. To help defray these costs, more businesses are turning to surcharging, or adding the cost of processing to customers’ purchases. It’s legal, and it’s […]


Wise Up: Payment Platform Fees That Are Strangling Small Business Owners

Starting up and managing a small business is no easy task. Literally every decision you make has far-reaching consequences that impact how your company will thrive into the future. But, among the worst decisions you can make is to allow your small business’ limited resources to be drained by unnecessary fees and expenses. Below we’ll […]


10 Credit Card Payment Services for Small Business Owners

There thousands of business decisions that small business owners have to make. One of the most important, however, is which service they’ll select as their credit card payment processing options. When considering the services you will use for payments, it’s important to consider factors such as the processing fees and, of course, you will want a […]


8 Payment Processors That Deliver What They Promise

There are hundreds of payment processors that boast fast and reliable transactions. Options are nice, but getting bombarded by extra features that aren’t helpful to your business can weigh you and your customers down. Eight entrepreneurs from YEC with unique business needs share their preferred third-party payment processor. The options below feature low rates, the […]


5 Things Most Small Businesses Don’t Know About Payment Processing

What you don’t know can hurt you when your small business handles sensitive payment data. In fact, being unaware of the risks and responsibilities you inherently assume in payment processing can expose your business to fines, fees, and operational upheaval. Here are five things most businesses don’t know about payment processing.  Processing Type Impacts the […]


Seeing Green: 7 Payment Processing Solutions for Small Businesses

The flourishing online shopping industry is fostering the need for business owners to facilitate easier and more varied payment methods to cater to their growing range of customers, as evidenced by the following statistics:  Data from Statista suggests that in 2015, the number of online shoppers in the U.S. reached 205 million, with figures projected […]


Seeing Green: 7 Payment Processing Solutions for Small Businesses

The flourishing online shopping industry is fostering the need for business owners to facilitate easier and more varied payment methods to cater to their growing range of customers, as evidenced by the following statistics:  Data from Statista suggests that in 2015, the number of online shoppers in the U.S. reached 205 million, with figures projected […]


Small Business Week Guide to Accounting and Finance #DreamSmallBiz

Business.com is celebrating Small Business Week with a series of guides containing the latest recommendations for small businesses. One of the hardest things about being in business is staying current. Technology changes at an incredible pace. Our Small Business Week Guides will help you catch up with trends and get actionable advice for the coming […]


Small Business Week Guide to Accounting and Finance #DreamSmallBiz

Business.com is celebrating Small Business Week with a series of guides containing the latest recommendations for small businesses. One of the hardest things about being in business is staying current. Technology changes at an incredible pace. Our Small Business Week Guides will help you catch up with trends and get actionable advice for the coming […]