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Apple Pay Goes International: Goodbye Credit Cards?

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When Steve Jobs started Apple, his new twist on technology eventually transformed not only American culture, but the world. And this year, Apple is doing that again with Apple Pay. This new paying technology was launched last October. It already has over one million users in the United States alone—which is just the beginning. According [...]

How to Sell More Gift Cards

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Gift cards are one of my favorite presents to receive during the holidays. Even if I don’t know what I want, I do know where I like to shop. Getting some “cash” to spend at said retailers is always a win in my book. Gift cards can work to the advantage of the business. First, [...]

The Dash-In: Keeping Heritage Alive

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After 20 years in the Medical Laboratory industry, Sheila Underwood decided it was time for a change.  Five years and three months later, she is now running The Dash-In with her daughter. “My daughter has a degree in culinary arts, so this is her passion. I didn’t know anything about running a restaurant. But after [...]

Black Friday: A Crash Course in Your Checkout Process

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Well, it’s here—Black Friday. (Cue music from Jaws soundtrack of Beethoven’s 5th…)   While great for business, it can be overwhelming for you and your staff. But instead of just surviving, view today as a crash course in identifying time wasters in your checkout process. For example, examine the following (these are taken from a [...]

When Fraud Hit Home

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Today, we are excited to have a guest post from Keith Sampson. Take a look at the great information he gives from his own experience with credit card fraud.  In my line of work, I am always explaining what PCI compliance is and helping our customers with it. I have taken the calls from upset [...]

Preparing for the Holidays

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The holidays—a joyful, magical time of year dedicated to family, gifts, and traditions. But if you’re a business owner, ’tis the season for an influx of products to be sold, returns to be made, and “holiday spirit” to be kept amidst the masses of shoppers. Those jingle bells are just around the corner, and it’s [...]

The Scary Side of Payment Processing

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You step out of your front door, treat bag in hand, swearing only to return when it’s filled to the brim—or at least until your mother says it’s time to come home. The fall night feels cool against your face as you embrace this glorious event, created solely to encourage a sugar buzz in every [...]

Are Penny Stocks Worth it?

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You may have heard the term “penny stocks” thrown around now and then, along with plans to “get rich quick.” However, if you’re anything like me, you know little about penny stocks, let alone how they could possibly make a person rich. After a lot of research, I’ve decided to break down what I’ve found. [...]

Credit Cards—Trick or Treat?

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Who doesn’t love dressing up, knocking on doors, saying “trick or treat,”and getting delicious sugary candies in return? This Halloween tradition brings lots of fun, but can also come with a downside—some “tricks”don’t result in a sugar buzz. Things like scary pranks, egging houses, or smashing those pumpkins your family worked hard to carve can leave [...]

Old Leesburg Mill: An Unexpected Endeavor

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  Have you ever made a really big decision on the spur of the moment? That’s what Nick Deeter did two years ago. At 109 years old, the Old Mill in Leesburg was falling over and being auctioned off. Nick Deeter, who had worked there as a boy, randomly decided to buy it. His great-grandfather had [...]