7 Pointers for Selecting the Ideal Virtual Terminal for Processing Credit Cards

A virtual terminal can take any business to a new level. It allows the business to process debit and credit card orders as well as orders received via fax, phone, and mail. Most virtual terminals allow merchants to accept both keyed and swiped transactions. There’s little question that virtual terminals offer advantages for small businesses, but there are questions when it comes to choosing the best virtual terminal. Many merchants are a bit unclear about what to expect regarding fees rel...
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3 Steps to Monitoring Your Product’s Internet Reputation

The Internet reputation of your company’s product is as important as the reputation of the company itself. Essentially, if the product doesn’t have a stellar reputation, that will reflect poorly on the business. You can monitor the reputation of a product in the same way you do a business. Begin by entering a basic Google search for the product name and for related terms. The real trick to reputation management is in knowing what to assess and evaluate. Below are three very effective s...
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7 Ways to Use Facebook to Market Your Company

Finding cost-effective ways to get the word out about your business is an ongoing goal for every marketer. This is perhaps even truer for small business owners. These marketers are usually working with a tight budget. This is why marketing on Facebook is an ideal method of promotion. It can be very effective, and in most instances, Facebook marketing strategies are free. Your Online Reputation Anything and everything you do online, including what you do on Facebook, will be reflecte...
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Are You Managing Your Business as Effectively as Possible?

For a small business, getting the core job done often means neglecting important management tasks. Be sure that you are managing your business as effectively as possible given the limited resources of a start up. If you don’t see the forest for the trees, problems will pop up that could have been avoided with some preparation. Here are some tips for managing your business as effectively as possible. Are You Controlling Costs? Investigate cost saving measures in all you do for your b...
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PPC vs. SEO: What You Need to Know

Increasing the traffic to your site can be handled the fast way, which is PPC, or you can use SEO methods. Both options are quite reliable. As long as you educate yourself about the proper techniques, and execute them appropriately, you should get good results. The strategies are proven to work. The Simple Facts PPC stands for pay-per-click advertising. This is a fee-based advertising program. The fee is based on the competitiveness of the keyword you are working with. Each time a viewe...
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WordPress Versus Blogger: What Are the Main Differences?

When you are setting up a business blog, you obviously have a goal to make it successful. In most cases, these blogs are created as extensions of business websites. Because blogs are designed for the purpose of adding new content on a frequent basis, they can significantly increase brand recognition and even result in improved rankings at SERPs (search engine result pages). But before these benefits can be enjoyed, the business of choosing a blog platform has to be determined. For years t...
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4 Mobile Apps Ideal for Accepting Customer Payments

It’s no secret that merchants who find ways to please customers have an advantage over those who do not. Putting customers in control of how and where they make payments is a terrific way to please them. Considerations Many consumers are cautious not only about the things they spend money on, but also about ensuring that their transactions are handled in a fast and convenient manner. In addition, customers of today are aware that credit card transactions should be processed safely and ...
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6 ERP Software Programs to Make Your Life Easier

Thanks to a surfeit of mobile apps, like the ones featured here, business people can now perform a variety of business intelligence ERP tasks on their smartphones and tablets. The massive take-up of mobile devices and their ability to understand, compare, order, and share information across social groups means all ERP systems have to think of the customer first and adjust their supply, manufacture, logistics, and marketing operations to fit what the customer wants, when and where he wants it....
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How to Set Up a Business Blog Without Paying Someone

A blog can add a lot of value to a business website. Because content is added to blogs on a regular basis, they are very useful in helping your brand gain recognition and your site gain authority. And best of all, setting up a business blog really isn’t complicated. Today, almost everyone opts to go with the WordPress blog platform. This platform has lots of advantages. Besides being easy to work with, it can be customized to match the feel and look of any existing website(s) you may have...
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Top Apps for Monitoring the Security of Your Office

When you think of security for your office, the first thing that comes to mind may be surveillance cameras. You may also think about an alarm system that can monitor the business, whether you are there or not. Most people also consider a state-of-the-art safe as an essential office security feature. While all these things are good and may even be necessary, when it comes to cutting-edge security, they do not exactly represent the most innovative and progressive technological advancements avai...
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