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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.

What Is a Credit Card Imprinter?
By Jennifer Post | November 15, 2021

Credit card imprinters used to be a popular tool for small businesses. As they have fallen out of favor for many, learn if they're still a fit for you.

How to Get the Best Credit Card Machine for Your Business
By Jennifer Dublino | November 15, 2021

You can choose from a variety of credit card machines with different capabilities and price points. Here are the best options.

Guide to Merchant Accounts
By Jennifer Dublino | November 03, 2021

Learn what a merchant account is, why your business might need one, how to set it up, and what other payment options there are in this informative guide.

How to Accept ACH Payments
By Jennifer Dublino | November 02, 2021

ACH payments are contactless payments that transfer funds directly from one bank account to another. Learn how ACH payments can help your business.

What Is a POS System? (And Other Common Questions Answered)
By Skye Schooley | November 01, 2021

You've been told you need a POS system, but how does one work, how can it benefit your business, and what are its advantages over a cash register?

Stripe vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 13, 2021

Learn how Stripe and Square stack up against each other in terms of pricing, software, hardware, security and customer support.

PayPal vs. Square
By Jennifer Dublino | October 11, 2021

PayPal and Square are two top credit card processors. Find out which is right for your business.

How to Create and Send Invoices With PayPal
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 06, 2021

Want to send a professional invoice via PayPal? Follow this guide to learn how.

How to Choose a POS Cash Register
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 30, 2021

The ability to accept both cards and cash is a must for storefronts. Click to learn how to choose the best cash register for your business.

12 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs Modern POS Software
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

From tracking inventory to running promotions, there's a lot of benefits to using a POS system for your restaurant.

POS Systems for Small Construction Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | August 25, 2021

With a POS system installed on your phone or tablet, you can accept payments on the job, send digital receipts, and accurately record payment details.

How to Accept Credit Card Payments: A Beginner’s Guide
By Adam Uzialko | August 13, 2021

Accepting credit card payments is a must for nearly every business. Here's what you need to know to get started.

Payment Gateway vs. Payment Processor
By Jennifer Dublino | August 06, 2021

Do you need a payment gateway or a payment processor? What's the difference, if there even is one? Learn about a payment gateway vs. payment processor.

What’s the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

Should you consider a secured or unsecured credit card for your small business? This guide explains the difference between them and what you should choose.

How to Use POS Data Insights
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 16, 2020

Here's how you can leverage data from your POS system to enhance your business.

Complete List of POS Charges and Fees
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 27, 2020

POS systems are more affordable than in years' past, but there are still several fees and charges you need to be aware of.

Prestige Services Inc. Review
By Skye Schooley | November 23, 2020

Prestige Services Inc. is a national collection agency that is accredited with the BBB and offers every feature we looked for in a collection agency.

Rozlin Financial Group Inc. Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 19, 2020

Rozlin Financial Group Inc. is our pick as the best B2C collection agency. It collects past due payments for a variety of industries, including dental and medical offices, hospitals, schools,...

Summit Account Resolution Review
By Skye Schooley | November 19, 2020

Summit Account Resolution is our pick as the best collection agency for small businesses, as it services both B2B and B2C collections. Once you sign up with Summit AR, you receive a dedicated account...

Rocket Receivables Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 18, 2020

Rocket Receivables is a great, inexpensive collections agency for small businesses. Its online portal is an exceptional tool that puts you in control of your delinquent accounts.

How Often Should Your Business Run Payroll?
By Simone Johnson | September 01, 2020

Understanding payroll cycles is important for small businesses. Check out our guide on timely payroll processing.

Understanding PayPal Credit Card Fees
By Adam Uzialko | August 21, 2020

PayPal is an incredibly popular and easy-to-use service for those looking to accept credit cards for their business, but you need to understand its fees.

PayPal Credit Card Processing: How to Accept Card Payments With PayPal
By Adam Uzialko | August 20, 2020

Accepting debit and credit card payments from your customers is a must. Here is how to start credit card processing with PayPal.

What Are Chargebacks, and How Can You Avoid Them?
By Skye Schooley | July 22, 2020

Learn what a chargeback is, and the costs and consequences associated with it. Protect your business with these tips on preventing chargebacks.

Should Your Small Business Bank Online?
By Andrew Martins | June 30, 2020

Touting lower fees and higher interest rates, online-only banks could be an option for SMBs. Learn about the benefits of online banking.

BlueVine Review
By Sean Peek | June 24, 2020

Small businesses can receive an advance on outstanding invoices in as little as 24 hours, making BlueVine the best factoring service for quick invoices.

RTS Financial Review
By Sean Peek | June 23, 2020

RTS Financial is the best factoring service for freight and trucking companies.

Fundbox Review
By Sean Peek | June 23, 2020

Fundbox is a perfect factoring company choice for startups.

American Receivable Review
By Sean Peek | June 23, 2020

As the best factoring service for small business, American Receivable offers fast turnaround, no minimums and great customer support.