Small Business Secret: A New Way To Accept Credit Cards

Small Business Secret: A New Way To Accept Credit Cards

Shhhh, this is a small company secret for accepting bank cards you need to know about because…

“We no more take cash.”

Those were the words I have been told by a flight ticket attendant on the business trip 2-3 weeks ago. The flight attendant was giving the cabin info on this list of cocktails available to purchase.

I’m thinking (but said allowed without noticing), “Huh?! Really, who doesn’t take cash?”

We are 10,000 feet in the air; all WiFi-enabled gadgets have reached airplane mode meaning no connection. How will they process a charge card?

To my surprise, the flight attendants were furnished with handheld devices to swipe a credit card that immediately returned an authorization number. NICE.

Guess what!?

Did you understand you as well can accept bank card payments anywhere? There is a new way for businesses to just accept bank cards with no forex account.

Time to Be Square

Square is often a card reader where you can accept credit card payments on any device with the audio input jack.

You guessed it! This includes your cellphone.

It works on the iPhone also on the iPad or iPod Touch as well as on Google Android phones (sidebar: I got a Droid two weeks ago and find it irresistible). Square is made by Jack Dorsey. Yes, the same Jack Dorsey is co-founder of Twitter.

Square lets you start accepting card payments (and money too) anytime everywhere. Square is unique from your free account since there are no contracts, no monthly fees, or hidden costs. You don’t even have to buy the equipment; which can be simply a small mobile card reader device.

Square Greens Your Business

With Square, there is no paper to keep or record to your business or customers.

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Small Business Owners - Get Prepared to Develop Your Success Strategy

Small Business Owners – Get Prepared to Develop Your Success Strategy

Strategy development is focused on developing an exact picture from the context through which your company operates, and determining the most beneficial, effective, and profitable solution. The best business decision you can create for your small business can be an informed decision. Let’s take a peek at how we prepare to do this.

‘Informed decisions’ imply a decision depending on relevant, timely, and accurate information. So your first task in the progression of your company strategy involves collecting and collating every piece of information you need to undertake the business assessment and analysis, where your strategy rests.

The information you need to collect

1. Current and Forecast Global Economic Data

For any organization that imports or exports, you will need to comprehend the global environment through which you operate and look at the implications for your company. Even if your small company is not associated with export or import, you will need an appreciation for your economic context by which your company operates and is also apt to be operating within the near future.

2. Current and Forecast National Economic Data

You need to see the national economic environment, including business and consumer confidence indicators, is and just what the experts are forecasting.

3. Current and Forecast State/Regional Economic Data

National economic indicators are the helicopter view from the economy, even though the state and regional economic reports target the local economic conditions. For local businesses, this information is vital. Regional reports detail issues confronting local companies and industry. This could include details about regional business closures or planned openings, staffing, and transport issues.

4. Current and Forecast Socio-Demographic Data

It is important to help keep track of the changing social and demographic fabric of society. Any population growth or decrease both nationally and regionally would have a direct effect …

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