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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | February 15, 2022

The Paycheck Protection Program has been extended so the remaining funds can be disbursed.

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Why Small Businesses Need Online Payment Apps
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Here's everything you need to know about accepting online payment apps as a payment method from your customers.

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How Much Do Payroll Services Cost?
By Sean Peek | February 15, 2022

How much do payroll services cost? How do they compare to hiring a CPA? Click to read about the costs of different online payroll services.

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Is a Free POS System Right for Your Business?
By Skye Schooley | February 15, 2022

When you're looking for your first POS system, free options can be tempting. But is a free POS system right for your business?

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Find Out Which Credit Card Payment App for Android Works Best for You
By Adam Uzialko | February 14, 2022

Choosing a credit card payment app for Android shouldn't be a guessing game. Learn how to find the best app for accepting credit cards on an Android phone.

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10 Credit Card Payment Services for Small Business Owners
By Drew Hendricks | February 14, 2022

Since there are hundreds of options, here are 10 credit card payment services for small business owners to consider.

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The Ever-Changing Landscape of Bots and Credit Card Testing
By John Canfield | February 14, 2022

Credit card testing fraud, driven by bots, is costly and damaging to SMBs and credit cardholders. Learn how to protect your business and customers.

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Gusto Payroll Software Review
By Chad Brooks | February 07, 2022

Gusto Payroll Software is a cloud-based, full-service payroll platform that is easy to use, includes a wealth of valuable features and provides excellent customer support.

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The Solopreneur’s Guide to Retirement Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 04, 2022

How do self-employed people plan for retirement? Here are a few retirement plan options for the solopreneur.

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How to Accept Mobile Payments via SMS
By Jennifer Dublino | February 03, 2022

SMS payments are when a buyer texts you to make a purchase, or you send a text invoice. Learn how to accept SMS payments from customers.

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A Guide to Restaurant Payment Processing
By Jennifer Dublino | February 03, 2022

Here's what you should consider before selecting a credit card processor for your restaurant.

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Time to Ditch Cash? Why Credit Card Only Might Make Sense
By Jennifer Dublino | February 03, 2022

Customers prefer using their credit and debit cards for most purchases. Does it make sense for your restaurant to continue accepting cash?

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Credit Card Payment Processing Rules and Laws You Need to Know About
By Jennifer Dublino | February 02, 2022

If your business relies on credit card purchases, it's important to comply with the rules and regulations. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2022

Paying too much for credit card processing? Learn what good rates look like and get four tips for negotiating lower credit card processing fees.

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How to Charge Interest and Late Fees on Unpaid Invoices
By Joyce Walsack | February 01, 2022

If your customers aren't paying on time, you can charge interest and late fees. Here's how to do it effectively.

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How to Choose a Mobile POS System
By Skye Schooley | January 06, 2022

There are a lot of mobile point-of-sale apps out there. How do you choose the best mobile POS for your business?

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QuickBooks Payments Review
By Lori Fairbanks | January 04, 2022

With QuickBooks Payments, you can accept credit and debit cards in person using a mobile credit card reader attached to your phone or tablet or through online invoices you send your customers with...

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Credit Card Processing in High-Risk Industries
By Dachondra Cason | January 03, 2022

Is your business considered a high risk by your credit card processor? Here's how to know and what that means for you.

Review
NCR Silver Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 17, 2021

NCR Silver is a solid POS system for small businesses, with built-in marketing and loyalty tools and robust customer support.

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Linga POS Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 17, 2021

Linga POS is a restaurant POS system for iPad. With its paid plans, you can add as many iPads to the system as you want at no extra cost.

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Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Review
By Chad Brooks | December 17, 2021

Intuit has payroll services to suit different business sizes, and we think it's especially good for small businesses.

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ADP Payroll Software Review
By Chad Brooks | December 17, 2021

ADP offers payroll services for businesses of all sizes. While the size of your business will determine the platform you use, each offers the same core payroll services, including the ability to run...

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Payline Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 17, 2021

Payline provides cost-effective credit card processing solutions with no lengthy contracts to businesses of all sizes. It has multiple plans, each featuring interchange-plus pricing with rates posted...

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Stripe Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 17, 2021

Stripe provides payment processing for online businesses in 25 countries. Its developer toolkit allows you to customize it for your website or mobile app, and it comes with more than 100 features,...

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CreditCardProcessing.com Review
By business.com editorial staff | December 17, 2021

CreditCardProcessing.com offers EMV-ready terminals to its merchants at a low cost. It has solutions for retail, restaurant and e-commerce businesses, including POS systems, mobile credit card...

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PayPal Credit Card Processing Review
By Lori Fairbanks | December 17, 2021

PayPal lets businesses of all sizes, including startups and microbusinesses, accept credit cards with minimal application requirements. It's affordable, has transparent pricing and terms, and is easy...

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The Best Way to Take Payments With Your iPhone
By Jennifer Dublino | December 03, 2021

Mobile payments are easy with your Apple device. The only other things you need are a credit card processor, a credit card reader and an iPhone app.

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Over the Phone
By Adam Uzialko | December 03, 2021

You may already be accepting credit cards online or in person, but how do you accept credit card payments over the phone and reduce your risk of fraud?

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7 Tips for Choosing a Credit Card Processor for Your Construction Company
By Lori Fairbanks | December 03, 2021

Finding a credit card processing company for your construction company can be challenging. Here's what you need to know to get the best deal.

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PayPal vs. Merchant Account: What’s the Difference?
By Jennifer Dublino | November 17, 2021

Learn the difference between PayPal and merchant accounts, and decide which credit card system works best for your business.