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  • Banks Can Help Small Business Owners

    Lancaster Eagle Gazette | March 30, 2015

    Local business owners looking for financial help don’t have to go far to find small business loans. Two city banks, Standing Stone Bank and Fairfield National Bank, have loan programs available to help. Read More>

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  • Why Now is the Best Time to Start Your Own Business

    Entrepreneur | March 27, 2015

    Those of us who came of age during the 2008 financial crisis -- which saw companies large and small shed nearly 9 million jobs -- want control over our financial fate. Today’s opportunities have created a new lifestyle around employment. The emotional link that tethered workers to...

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  • EMV: What Small Merchants Need to Know

    Business News Daily | March 25, 2015

    It's not news to anyone that credit card fraud and data hacks are big problems in this country. The last couple of years have been notorious for high-profile corporate breaches. In fact, just yesterday (March 19), Target agreed to pay $10 million to settle the class-action lawsuit regarding the...

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  • Facebook Announces a Payments Feature for Its Messenger App

    New York Times | March 24, 2015

    Facebook‘s instant messaging service isn’t just for sending smiley faces and photos anymore. Now you can use it to send money instantly to your friends. Facebook, the...

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  • From Cows to Mobile – The Ideas that Changed Payments

    PYMNTS.com | March 23, 2015

    While the Code of Hammurabi is best known for the “eye for an eye” proclamation, it also deserves credit for being the first recorded instance in history where money was formally recognized as a tool of civil society. While less eye-catching than the retributive justice part, the code also...

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  • How Cloud Companies Are Killing Checks

    Bloomberg | March 20, 2015

    While consumers keep making more of their daily finances digital—from online banking to Apple Pay—many U.S. companies remain wed to paper. The typical American pays 35 percent of her bills with checks, but most businesses complete more than half their transactions that way, according to...

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  • Filling the Capital Hole for Small Business

    PYMNTS.com | March 19, 2015

    While it is hard to imagine today, approximately 18 months from now Americans, en masse, will feel strongly about two things: international competitive gymnastics and the fate of the American small business. PYMNTS is comfortable making such a bold prediction because 2016 is a leap year and leap...

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  • New PayPal Here Card Reader Supports NFC Payments

    LowCards.com | March 18, 2015

    PayPal will soon launch a new version of its PayPal Here credit card reader which is expected to accept NFC payments as well as chip-and-PIN credit cards. Merchants and small business owners using PayPal Here will be able to accept all new cards coming to market by October, as well as payments...

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  • How Google is Fixing Its Small Business Problem

    Street Fight | March 17, 2015

    Small businesses can create big problems for technology companies. Innovations that may appeal to brands often create clutter for smaller marketers, resulting in a product development paradox for many firms. A few years ago, the paradox threatened to undermine the fundamentals of one of...

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  • How Can Twitter Website Cards Help Your Business?

    Small Business Trends | March 16, 2015

    Small business owners already use Twitter as a platform for promoting their businesses and brands. But another lesser known Twitter tool may be even more effective at getting followers to really engage. That feature is called a Twitter Website Card. Twitter recently held one of its...

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