New Generation of Solutions to Help Small Business Owners Accept Customer Payments


If there is one thing all small business owners agree on it is that they are paying a lot on credit card processing fees. They are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to accepting payments from customers using credit cards. On one hand they have to accept credit cards from customers or stand to lose many of those valuable customers. On the other hand, the credit card processing companies charge them a fortune to be able to accept those cards. It is not uncommon for small business owners to pay 3-4% of the sales to credit card processing providers. We provided some tips to reduce credit card fees in earlier article. Is there anything more they can do?

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10 Surefire Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Most consumers are very selective when it comes to choosing their phone service provider, deciding which gas station to go to save the most amount of money, or picking a car insurance company that has the cheapest rates. However, when it comes to saving on the costs of electric bills, very few residents know exactly what they are paying for or how to lower your costs.

This article will lay out 10 different strategies you can do to help drastically lower your electricity bill so that you can save and spend money on the things in life that are really important to you.

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Small Business Owners: How Can You save Money on Telecom and Credit Card Fees

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Every once in a while I come across a service that can save small business owners significant amount of money without them having to spend much time and effort. On surface they may appear to be too good to be true, but many times these are really genuine people providing their expertise in specialized areas in exchange for a share of the savings.

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How Feasible Is A Paperless Office?


Digital technology and a growing awareness in environmentalism have caused many businesses to try and go paperless. Going paperless can provide number of advantages such as cost savings with elimination of paper, higher efficiency and ability to track the digital trail of the process. Several companies, large and small, have tried going paperless with varying success. But how feasible actually is a wholly paperless office?

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Small Business Owners: Outsource These Tasks to Succeed and Grow

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What lessons can we learn from the great entrepreneurs? Was it just their incredible personalities and individual capacities that propelled them to success? Or is it something to do with the fact that they understood how to leverage the talents of others?

Seasoned entrepreneurs know that if they try to do everything, they’ll crash and burn. There simply isn’t enough time in the day, not to mention the fact that they’re not qualified to carry out half of the tasks that need doing in their business. But despite this, newbies seem to believe that they have to do everything, filling every minute of the day with one task or another. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Here, we’re going to investigate some of the ways that companies can reduce their workload and get experts in to manage certain aspects of their business. The solution is easy, outsource more, do less.

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6 Ways GPS Tracking Can Help Reduce Costs and Increase Revenue

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Deciding to invest in new technology for your company can be daunting. Many business management tools promise significant savings but are unable to deliver results, leaving business owners and fleet managers at a loss both financially and in terms of productivity.

By reducing fuel usage and maintenance costs and contributing to loss prevention strategies, GPS trackers provide an average ROI of 17:1. The data collected by GPS devices grants business owners and fleet managers insights into driver behavior that enable them to evaluate aspects of their fleet’s operations, in turn allowing them to make changes that will lead to stronger performance and more efficient operations.

Two of the most powerful benefits of GPS trackers are increased revenue and decreased operating costs. Let’s take a look at 6 ways it accomplishes this:

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There’s Nothing Little about These Small Business Pitfalls

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If you’re running a small business, you might think that the problems you’re going to face are also shrunk in size. This isn’t necessarily true though. A small business could face the same major disasters as a large corporation. For instance, a small company could be hit with a lawsuit, see the reputation get damaged, or experienced a tech failure. Don’t forget that even small businesses are reliant on tech these days. Due to this, it’s important to be aware of these problems and learn how to handle them if you’re running a small company.

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5 Tips to Reduce Travel Expense in Small Business

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Travel is one of the highest discretionary spend for many small business owners. It is also one of the spend items that you cannot skimp on either. You have to let employees travel to meet with customers, attend conferences and find prospects. There is only so much you can accomplish via phone or video conference. While there is no way to avoid travel there are ways in which you can reduce the travel expense without sacrificing your business. Below we share 5 tips to help you achieve that goal.

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How a Transportable Building Can Transform Your Work Environment

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Walk by a construction area or building site and you will usually see transportable buildings in and around the entrance. These are usually used as offices for the foremen and project managers or meeting rooms, or bathrooms in some cases. If you’re going to be doing a building project, need some extra temporary storage space, a classroom, meeting rooms, or even accommodation, you might want to consider getting yourself a transportable building.

Here are a few reasons investing in one or more transportable buildings is a great idea for your next project:

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Small Business Owners: Are You Looking After Your Money Carefully?

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Money in the bank is everything to small businesses. If you don’t have enough cash, you will experience cash flow problems which could hold up some of your operations. You also need plenty of money to help the business grow and develop. Not only that, though, but it is also useful to have plenty in the bank if you ever hit a rocky patch.

But even though money it acutely important to small businesses, there are still some who aren’t looking after theirs as well as they should. Here are some of the ways various small businesses regularly put their money at risk.

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