Credit card companies are notorious for ripping off both retailers and consumers. Between rising interest rates, hidden fees, and sudden rate changes without notice, acceptance of credit cards can be an annoying, dizzying and costly process. But the reality is that many shoppers still pay with credit cards, so retailers have to offer that payment […]
by Danielle Higley Depending on your industry, workflows, or a thousand other factors, your business may be leaving tax savings on the table. That’s why it’s so important to have a good accountant or bookkeeper on speed dial around tax time. You never know what sort of credits or deductions you might qualify for until […]
Recently, Bank of America announced that it will be reissuing four million Visa debit and credit cards for account holders in the NYC, San Francisco and Boston areas, changing them over to contactless cards. Following the growing trend of tap-to-pay transactions, customers will soon have the option to try out the new payment method at […]
by Eric Goldschein Whether it’s always been your dream to own a brick-and-mortar shop or you’ve decided that it’s time to expand from pop-up shows and ecommerce to a full-fledged store, a retail storefront is a major endeavor that involves extensive planning, lots of financing, and a bit of luck in order to succeed. Financing […]
As massive retailers such as Sears and Payless are leaving vacant storefronts, online indie retailers and pop-up shops have been moving into the brick and mortar spaces. More e-tailers are finding out the importance of having a physical presence, but getting the funds to move into a storefront can be a bit difficult. That’s where […]
Choosing a point-of-sale (POS) system is a big decision. The right system can make your business operate much more efficiently, help manage inventory, provide data to make better purchasing and staffing decisions, and improve customer service. Many of the POS systems available for retailers advertise similar features. But, they are not all created equal. Here’s […]
Amazon and American Express are partnering up to offer a new credit card for small businesses in the U.S. The e-commerce giant is continuing to expand financial and payment products for business customers, and since American Express is known for their Small Business Saturday startup, the two companies decided to work together. The new co-branded […]
Every business needs money at some point, it’s really just a matter of when. You might need to pull through a slow season, expand products and services, or launch a new digital marketing campaign.
Not every small business owner loves dealing with the nitty gritty of numbers.
Small business owners have enough headaches already, what with meeting payroll, dealing with government regulations and pleasing customers.