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Should you Pass your Processing Fees to Customers?
by Grace Barone Credit card processing fees. Arguably the worst part about accepting credit cards at your business. In today's increasingly cashless environment, credit card transactions have become the norm for businesses of all kinds. However, with the convenience of accepting credit cards comes the unavoidable cost of credit card processing fees. This dilemma... Continue reading→
New Clover Flex: Should you Make the Switch to Gen 3?
by Grace Barone Clover has recently released an updated version of their hand held point-of-sale device, the Clover Flex. The new edition of the Clover Flex is known as Gen 3 and is the most current version to date. With the Gen 3 Flex now being offered, many business owners have questioned whether or... Continue reading→
Embrace the Future: Success through Digital Transformation
by Grace Barone In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the winds of change are blowing, and small businesses must adapt to thrive. The digital revolution has brought forth a wave of transformative technologies, presenting unparalleled opportunities for growth and efficiency. From streamlining operations to reaching wider audiences, this blog explores why small businesses should... Continue reading→
Easy Ways to Go Green for Small Businesses
by Grace Barone Mother Earth. The floating rock in the middle of space that we all somehow ended up on. The concept of that sometimes throws me into existential dread because it's pretty crazy to think about. But anyways, we need to take care of it. Regardless of what you think about global warming,... Continue reading→
Managing Online Reputation for Small Businesses
by Grace Barone In today's digital world, where a single online review or social media post can make or break a small business, managing your online reputation has become an essential survival skill. It's like being the conductor of a symphony, carefully orchestrating every note to create a harmonious melody that resonates with your... Continue reading→
PCI Compliance – What Business Owners Should Know
by Grace Barone Imagine waking up to headlines screaming about a massive data breach, exposing thousands of customers' credit card information to malicious hackers. The aftermath: shattered trust, financial penalties, and a tarnished reputation. As businesses increasingly rely on electronic payments, the need to protect sensitive cardholder data has never been more critical. Enter... Continue reading→
Trade Show Marketing 101
by Grace Barone Trade shows! These conventions bring a huge amount of businesses in the same industry and customers together every year. Trade shows allow businesses to showcase products and services to potential customers, competition, and complementary businesses. Going to a trade show can be a great networking opportunity for businesses. If you do... Continue reading→
How to Open a Tobacco Shop
by Grace Barone Tobacco shops are becoming increasingly popular within communities. The combination of increased sales of e-cigarettes and vapes, the legalization of cannabis both medically and recreationally in many states. Also, there is the new phenomena of Delta 8 products. The need for tobacco shops have increased tremendously. In the past, tobacco shops... Continue reading→
Best Hashtags for Small Businesses
by Grace Barone The pound sign, the tic-tac-toe symbol, the octothorpe. What is this symbol really used for? Hashtags are the secret sauce of social media. They can help small businesses increase their reach and attract new customers online. But with so many hashtags out there, it can be tough to know which ones... Continue reading→
Food Trucks and Their Benefits
by Grace Barone Food trucks have revolutionized the dining scene by providing a delectably distinctive experience that is unmatched by more formal restaurants. There are several advantages to having a food truck, including more visibility, greater flexibility, financial savings, and more. A food truck might be the answer to your success, whether you're an... Continue reading→