Best Practices

Grow your business – ask for referrals!

2013-09-17T10:41:59+00:00

Growing your business through referrals and word-of-mouth can be easier and more profitable than you think. You just need to know how to ask for those valuable referrals. FACT: People would rather do business with people they know or are familiar with. Few things are more reassuring to a potential client than receiving a positive [...]

Grow your business – ask for referrals! 2013-09-17T10:41:59+00:00

How long should I keep my business’ transaction receipts?

2013-08-21T13:55:23+00:00

As a business owner, do you know how long you should keep your credit card transaction receipts? If you get rid of them too early, you could expose your business to unnecessary liability. The most important reason for keeping your credit card transaction receipts is to avoid and fight chargebacks. A chargeback occurs when a [...]

How long should I keep my business’ transaction receipts? 2013-08-21T13:55:23+00:00

Free Credit Card Terminal Scam

2013-07-15T15:46:16+00:00

It has been brought to our attention that some of you may have received calls from an out-of-state credit card processing provider claiming that your processing equipment is out-of-date and that you must upgrade your equipment now. It is part of a "Free Terminal Scam" that has been targeting business owners. The company does not immediately disclose who [...]

Free Credit Card Terminal Scam 2013-07-15T15:46:16+00:00

4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Business’ Credit Card Processing Costs

2013-07-03T08:24:30+00:00

Accepting credit cards is a must have for most businesses today but the convenience doesn't come free – at least for the business. Many consumers do not know that businesses are responsible for all processing fees incurred by accepting all credit card types. To all you business owners out there – there are things you [...]

4 Easy Ways to Lower Your Business’ Credit Card Processing Costs 2013-07-03T08:24:30+00:00

Protect yourself, and your money, from fraud.

2013-05-21T13:46:48+00:00

Credit cards offer us convenience, access to additional funds, and most of all rewards. However, they don’t come with 100 percent security so it’s important that you know how to protect yourself from credit card fraud. From low tech dumpster diving to high tech hacking, fraud can happen in a variety of ways and to [...]

Protect yourself, and your money, from fraud. 2013-05-21T13:46:48+00:00

PCI Compliance Frequently Asked Questions

2013-05-17T08:09:24+00:00

Q.  What are PCI’s Data Security Standards (DSS)? A.   A common set of industry tools and measurements to ensure the safe handling of sensitive information.  DSS was initially created by aligning Visa's Account Information Security (AIS)/Cardholder Information Security (CISP) programs with MasterCard's Site Data Protection (SDP) program.  This provides a framework for developing a robust [...]

PCI Compliance Frequently Asked Questions 2013-05-17T08:09:24+00:00

What does it mean to be PCI compliant?

2013-05-14T17:40:13+00:00

Let’s get started with what PCI actually is.  PCI stands for Payment Card Industry, which is often termed simply “the Council.”  PCI is a global forum that was launched in 2006 to develop, maintain and manage PCI Standards, which include the Data Security Standard (DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security [...]

What does it mean to be PCI compliant? 2013-05-14T17:40:13+00:00