Unless you’ve sworn off the internet, you’ve likely seen the viral Harlem Shake videos. Offices across the country dressed in their craziest outfits busting their craziest moves made this a social media hit. And we just couldn’t resist having a little fun ourselves. Check us out! http://bit.ly/15m8y63
According to Winter Green Research, total sales of mobile POS systems will reach $3.1 billion by 2018. Of the 1.2 million mobile POS devices that were sold by Mastercard in 2010 and 2011, 75% of them were to merchants who had never before accepted credit card payments.
If you are looking to start using a mobile POS app in your business, make sure it has the qualities you need, including hardware, data integration, and upgraded security.
Whether you like it or not, finances rule your business; from budget to finding payroll software options, your company revolves around what is in the bank and how it’s doled out to those who deserve it.
And while doing it all by hand seems to work now, it’s important to consider the amount of human error and wasted time that comes with it.
Taking full advantage of automation features that are included in your payroll software will allow you to get every important detail correct with little effort on your part. As a busy business owner, this is ideal. Read the full entry
We live in a connected world. Mobile technology and computer networks have sped up so many of our work processes and we are able to produce more than ever before. Unfortunately, the development of high-tech communications has outpaced the discipline necessary to secure so much shared information.
In fact, recent studies have shown that one of the most common causes of data breaches in recent years is human error. The specific mistakes vary, but the fact remains that because networks are created to provide remote access, they are inherently vulnerable to unauthorized access and misuse. Read the full entry
When you process a credit card transaction in your retail store, there is an element of risk involved in the transferal of payment – a moment when the processing company assumes, but cannot confirm, that it will receive payment from the credit card holder.
In the majority of transactions, this risk is minor and ephemeral. However, certain transactions come with a greater degree of risk that the company will not receive payment or will become a victim of fraud.
To make up for the risks of this kind of transaction, credit card processing companies charge the merchant a much higher fee. Once you understand how risk is assessed by your processing service, you can take action to reduce that risk and, therefore, reduce your transaction fees. Read the full entry
Chances are, you won’t walk into your office one day to find a giant flashing billboard over your desk telling you that your current payroll system is hopelessly outdated and you should consider joining the rest of us here in the 21st century by adopting much more efficient and accurate time and attendance software.
No, the reminders that it’s time for an upgrade to your old system might be a little more subtle. Like the fact that you break out in hives at the sight of the stack of time sheets on your desk. Or, the fact that you woke up in a cold sweat the other night because you couldn’t remember whether you gave Shirley from customer service her shift differential. Or that you give Bill from accounting the stink eye every time you see him because his 9′s look exactly like 4′s (or is it the other way around?) making it a bi-weekly struggle to translate his time card.
Of course, there are more practical signs that your business needs a time and attendance system — ones that have less to do with your sanity and more to do with efficiency and accuracy. Read on. Read the full entry
Your business’s unique selling proposition is a clear statement that describes what your business does and why it is valuable to your customer.
It states why your business is different from – and more valuable than – your competitors, and explains why you are the best choice for your customer’s needs. Read the full entry
But crowdfunding isn’t just for the businesses that can’t afford to manufacture their own products, it’s a way to calculate consumer interest, generate buzz, sell exclusive product packages, and interact with audiences like never before. Read the full entry
As this has occurred, many providers have opened debates that question the validity of regulation based on how service is defined. Chief among these is AT&T.
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Earlier this year, AT&T claimed to have not fit the requirements needed to be considered a telecommunications carrier. The provider instead clung to the state-based American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) model—which they helped create—that defines Internet as an “informative service” as opposed to a telecommunications service. As a result, AT&T was able to continue on unchecked, and free of regulation. Read the full entry
In the age of social, email marketing is still considered one of the most effective methods to reach your customers. According to the Software Service Survey, “40% of B2B marketers rated the leads generated by email marketing (house list) as high quality.”
So, if your DIY email marketing campaigns aren’t producing the kind of leads or conversions that you expected, there are a few actions you can take to improve your results. From tracking the right metrics to sending targeted emails, you can increase your clicks as well as your conversions. Read the full entry