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Archive for May, 2014

Male Fashions Owner Robert Chalfant on Opportunity, Entrepreneurship, and Faith

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Male Fashions is a well-known men’s clothing store in downtown Warsaw, Ind. Its owner, Robert Chalfant, is a stylish and engaging man of 31, with a story of opportunity, entrepreneurship, and faith. The business isn’t exactly what Chalfant imagined during college. An athletic man, Chalfant planned to become a professional distance runner, but those plans [...]

How to Set Up Ecommerce

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  So, you want to set up ecommerce for your business. And why not? Everyone’s doing it. And “electronic commerce” provides a convenient option for customers to purchase your products from anywhere they have internet access. From your own experience, you probably have the basic idea of how ecommerce works: select desired item(s), check out [...]

6 of Our Favorite Small Businesses

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Small businesses can impact lives on a deeper level than large corporations, because let’s face it—relationships are easier to build and repeat customers more common. In honor of National Small Business week, I asked several PayProTec team members about their favorite small businesses. Here’s what they said: El Arriero Warsaw, Indiana “Their authentic Mexican cuisine [...]

Three Little-Known Facts About Business Credit Cards

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Here at PayProTec, we often talk about credit cards as ways for your small or medium business to accept payments. But that’s not the only way your business can benefit from credit cards—they can also be used as a way to pay business expenses, or even as a form of startup capital. Credit cards might [...]

Square Pulls Unsuccessful Wallet App

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Amid recent news that Square is looking for buyers, the mobile payment company has announced plans to end its Wallet app.  The app was intended to help customers pay for items at local merchants using only a smartphone, similar to NFC payment technology. Despite a promising concept, Wallet never generated much interest among users. Square [...]

Target CEO Steps Down Amid Recovery from 2013 Data Breach

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, a 35-year veteran of the company, has stepped down from his position at the head of the company on May 5, marking the latest fallout from Target’s payment security breach last December. The move was unparalleled as a result of a payment data breach. CIO Beth Jacob resigned earlier this year, [...]

The Real Reason for Cinco de Mayo

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Most of you are probably either celebrating Cinco De Mayo today, or know of someone who is. But if you’re like me, you might not fully understand what exactly is being celebrated. Mexico’s independence? Mexican culture? I wondered about the story behind the holiday we celebrate every May 5.  I did some research and discovered [...]

Why Listening to Your Team is Important

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Imagine you’re the captain of a ship, sailing through crystal clear waters off the coast of Mexico. One of your crew members enters your cabin to alert you of a large leak in the bow of the ship. But you decide he is bluffing and continue sailing as usual. About 30 minutes later, another crew [...]