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Website building is an endeavor with very low barriers to entry. All you need is a computer (actually, a few builders are now fully operable from a mobile device), internet access, and, ideally, some semblance of an idea. It was therefore inevitable from the moment internet access became commonplace that website builders would spring up from every […]
Did Square Kill Flint Mobile? What Flint’s Processing Shutdown Means For The Future Of Mobile Payments
If you’re looking for a Flint replacement for low-volume or mobile processing, see our comparison article. After the recent, shocking news about the discontinuation of Flint Mobile‘s (see our review) payment processing service, many mobile-based and low-volume merchants are reeling, wondering how to transition and what this means for the future of mobile payment processing. […]
There’s a lot to think about when you’re trying to winnow the field of qualified point of sale candidates for your business. But when you’re weighing your options and prioritizing what’s important to you, should you potentially favor a specific operating system? Read on for a look at which is better for POS: Android or iOS.
If you’re a living, breathing human being and you’ve lived on Planet Earth for the last ten years or so, chances are you’ve heard about a little thing called the cloud. (I’ll make an exception for the undead and astronauts on long-term missions, but even those folks must have heard whispered rumors of this strange, […]
Employee Management With A POS System: The Secret To Simplified Timekeeping, Scheduling, & Reporting
If you know what you’re looking for and how to use it, your point of sale system has some of the best tools for successfully managing your employees. In this article, we’ll give you a breakdown of what POS employee management systems can do, why team management is a benefit for small businesses, and how to evaluate employee management features in a POS system.
Business tools have changed a lot in the last ten years. Given the ubiquity of the internet, and with increasingly low barriers to entry for software development, an army of startups have been pushing subscription-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications out to the public at a steady rate. One of the dilemmas entrepreneurs face is deciding which school of […]
Table of ContentsWhat is invoicing?When do I need an invoice?Are there different types of invoices?Is an invoice the same as…?Other Types of Invoices:What does my invoice need to include?How should you prepare an invoice?Payment terms:What about including taxes?How do you handle a customer who doesn’t pay?How to Ensure Getting Paid: What is invoicing? Growing up, […]
“Question the heroic approach” – Brian Eno, Oblique Strategies We humans have a cognitive bias as regards our centrality to the universe. Maybe personal exceptionalism is an adaptive trait, serving to inoculate us against the omnipresent realities of doom and failure. Maybe it’s a byproduct of a consumer culture relentlessly incentivized to assure us of our own uniqueness. Either way, […]
I like to think iPad point of sale systems provide a kind of happy medium between mobile POS and traditional POS systems. In many cases, they offer all of the functionality of the older, more expensive point of sale systems, along with cool web-based features and mobility when you need it. ShopKeep (see our review) and Lightspeed (see […]