• Electronic Payments Help My Tech Business Drive Innovation

    by Guy Manias | July 19, 2013

    As the vice president and partial owner of a data collection and computer systems integration firm, I understand the importance of innovation. But it doesn’t take a tech guru to recognize that electronic payments have changed the way modern businesses operate for the better. At Paragon Data... Read More ›

  • FREE Webinar – “Making Electronic Payments Work for You”

    by Community Merchants USA | July 18, 2013

    DO NOT MISS THIS CRITICAL FREE WEBINAR FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS! On July 25th at 2:15pm EST, we will be live-streaming a panel on card acceptance from the National Black Chamber of Commerce Convention.  Experts from US... Read More ›

  • Credit Cards Help Keep Our Community Theater in the Spotlight

    by Peggy Taphorn, Producing Artistic Director for the Temple Theater | July 17, 2013

    Back when it first opened, Temple Theatre served as a touring house for the road shows of the 1930’s. Today, the theatre is a National Historic Site and vibrant performing arts center, a home for plays, musicals and live music performances in the Sandhills of North Carolina. The types of... Read More ›

  • Getting to Know You – Our Experience during National Small Business Week

    by Jeff Tassey, Executive Director, Community Merchants USA | July 10, 2013

    The word is quickly spreading about the valuable tools and resources available to small business owners at  Since our launch on June 17th, we’ve begun reaching out to local merchants not only online, but in the very communities where they live and... Read More ›

  • Yes, we accept cards

    by Cari Grisham, Carimonster | July 2, 2013

    In certain sectors in the San Francisco Bay Area, cash is still king. Many nightlife and food venues don’t accept cards and It’s not uncommon at these establishments to see customers hand over credit cards only to have employees frown at them and state, “We’re cash only.” It used to be a... Read More ›

  • Managing Credit and Debit Cards – What is the Right Answer

    by Mike Scanlon, Thomas and King, President/CEO | June 13, 2013

    Credit and debit cards are my lifeblood. These cards work beautifully, and need no federal intervention or meddling. A couple of weeks ago marked the three-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of the Durbin Amendment, part of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.  Durbin’s amendment prevented... Read More ›

  • Credit Cards – Been Good for Wine Sales – Not Whining

    by Bill Kennedy, Wine Mart & Deli | June 13, 2013

    We may not be a Wal-Mart, but the value of credit cards to our business is probably more important to us than the world’s largest retailer.  We are a small wine retailer located in Billings, Montana.  We aren’t big enough to hire a large sales staff to generate sales, and we knew we needed to... Read More ›

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