Running a business is associated with a myriad of important things, including security issues. As a small business owner, you should be on the hook for not only sales, marketing, accounting, merchandising, etc. but also for both physical and online security of your small business. Here are steps to take to improve the security of
Now that most consumers are pacing the shift to the use of credit cards, it’s mandatory that you enable your business to accept these cards. These days, most clients expect to easily make payments anywhere they go—your online shop is not an exception. Remember, minus up-to-date payment alternatives, you won’t be able to compete favorably
E-commerce boasts 23% year-over-year growth. According to eMarketer, the leading research firm for marketing in a digital world, online sales are projected to account for more than $4 trillion by 2020. Global online retail sales are estimated to make up 8.8% of total retail spending in 2018; this number was 7.4% in 2016. With this
According to the 5th annual ING International Survey, cash is fast becoming less popular among consumers in Europe, the US, and Australia. Alternative forms of payment are increasingly gaining more popularity. The survey included responses from 14.692 respondents based in 15 countries. Nearly 27% in Australia, 21% in Europe, and 34% in the US said
Most people are familiar with credit scores, and why they’re important. One aspect that’s often overlooked, however, is how critical they are for the small business in need of a loan. Very few startups are lucky enough to be able to thrive and grow off a little investment from a venture firm or equity investor.
You’re ready to take off. Your cards are decked and you feel that you’re ready to launch your small business. However, you have one hurdle remaining on your way – and it’s a big one. You need some capital! Regrettably, you can’t get the money you need from your local bank because your credit score
In an age of big box retailers, many believe that small retailers simply can’t compete with large ones like Walmart or Home Depot. But the era of the big chain dominance may not be able to completely snuff out the mom and pop stores of the world completely. Innovative and dedicated small business owners are
Sorry guys, but your small business bookkeeping is useless. There are many reasons for it, and it is probably not your fault. From mismanaged paperwork to inexperienced number crunchers, there are many ways for bookkeeping to go wrong. In addition, even if nothing is wrong with your system, when do you actually sit down and
Owning a small business is the American dream for many people. It can be freeing to be your own boss, set your own hours, and make all of your own decisions. One of the most important decisions is which merchant account processor is best for your business, especially if your business is considered “high risk”.