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Looking For The Best Merchant Services? Try These 9 Small Business Credit Card Payment Processing Companies In 2021

There are so many processing companies, they all seem to be doing more or less the same thing, and they all have both glowing testimonials and terrible complaints. How are you supposed to choose the best company under these circumstances? Who can you trust? Read on for a look at the best credit card processing companies for small businesses.

A Complete Guide To Square Payroll Pricing

Time is precious when you’re running a small business. Streamlining employee payroll can recoup hours previously spent every pay period crunching numbers and writing checks. Square is a reputable payroll option that will likely come up in your search, and you may already be familiar with their point of sale (POS) system and other applications. Read on for a detailed look at Square Payroll pricing and plans.

Is PayPal A Merchant Account? Here’s The Difference Between PayPal & Merchant Accounts

PayPal offers merchant services, but not merchant accounts. That might seem like a technicality, but the difference between them is important and the impact on your business can be significant. Learn how PayPal compares to a merchant account.

The Best Free Credit Card Readers For Small Businesses

A free credit card swiper can be tempting for small businesses, but some are better than others. Check out our rundown of the best free card readers.

The Merchant’s Guide To EMV Chip Cards

The transition to EMV chip cards began several years ago, and while adoption continues to pick up steam here in the states, we have a ways to go to catch up. While the rest of the world has been much quicker to adopt EMV (circa 2005 for Europe), the U.S. is dragging its proverbial heels. […]

How To Start & Fund A Food Truck Business

Thinking about starting a food truck business, but not sure how to start? This article brings you through the whole process step-by-step, from creating a business plan to funding and marketing your business, and everything else in between.

The Ultimate Guide To Small Business Health Insurance

Health care is daunting, complicated, and time-consuming. So, for small businesses without a large HR department, navigating the health insurance process can suck up time and energy that you simply don’t have. Check this complete guide on small business health insurance.

6 Free Square Tools To Make Running Your Small Business Easier

If you own a business, you don’t need anyone to tell you about the value of time-saving tools. Personally, whenever I uncover something that unexpectedly makes business run more efficiently, it can almost feel like winning the lottery — time is that important to me. If you juggle a lot of responsibilities during your day, […]

NCR Payments Review (Formerly JetPay)

NCR Corporation is primarily known for its point of sale and banking hardware, but in 2018, the company acquired Allentown, PA-based JetPay, to expand its merchant services capabilities. We weren’t really in love with JetPay prior to its acquisition by NCR, and, for the most part, it doesn’t look like NCR is changing up the formula too much.

The 8 Best Offshore Merchant Account Providers

In this article, we’ll discuss the factors to evaluate when considering an offshore merchant account and several special features that you’ll want to include in your service. We’ll also profile four offshore merchant processing providers that we feel offer superior service and overall value in comparison to their competitors.


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