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market fit
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4 Steps to Scale Your Business by Fine-Tuning Your Product-Market Fit

In the exciting rush of developing a product and creating a company, founders don’t always remember a critical ingredient for starting a business: your audience. Unfortunately, not every business finds the right audience to fit their offering. They get so excited to build a solution that they don’t consider the problems they should solve for...
trademark
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What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and Copyright?

For entrepreneurs starting their first company, it’s easy to get confused with some of the small business jargon that comes with the territory. One of the most common mistakes is mixing up trademarks and copyrights. Which is which and what do they do? Do you need both or just one for your business? Let us...
compliant
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What Your Startup Needs to Do to Stay Compliant in the New Year

With 2018 right around the corner, as businesses wind down Q4 by conducting the year-in-reviews, they’re also gearing up their to-do lists in order to maintain compliance in the New Year. Whether you just started up a small business this year or are a seasoned entrepreneur, here’s what you need to check off of your...
customer relationship management
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Automating Customer Relationship Management for Your Startup’s Website

You've set up your website, started your marketing campaigns and hired a great customer service team for your startup business. Yet, you still feel behind and like all the pieces aren't connecting. Don't worry — that's common for startups, and there is a solution. By connecting a customer relationship management (CRM) software program with your...
Credit card processing
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How to Lower Your Startup’s Credit Card Processing Fees

Almost every business accepts credit cards and every business owner has complained about credit card processing fees and rates. As an entrepreneur, surely all you want to do is lower your credit card processing fees. But how do you successfully do so? You could spend endless phone calls, emails, statement comparisons and discussions trying to negotiate a...
E-commerce
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A User’s Guide: E-Commerce for Small Business

For most of history, the process of buying and selling remained about the same. Customers visited businesses in person to make purchases, and companies kept all of their stock stored locally. However, the advent of the internet drastically changed retail for both consumers and business owners. It affected the way shoppers and businesses interact because...
Cloud backup and recovery
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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should Move to the Cloud

Security is a major concern for all small business owners, no matter the industry. While cybersecurity measures can (and should) be taken to ensure the safety of your business, unexpected occurrences such as natural disaster, fire or flood could threaten your business’ data at any given time. Cloud backup and recovery eliminates the stress that...
High-potential hire
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High-Potential Hire: The Power of a Great Employee

StartupNation has partnered with Indeed to provide you with the latest advice around hiring. As a manager, you might often wonder, "what makes a great employee?" When reviewing applicants, you might initially be drawn to experience. However, for growing businesses, the answer might not always lie in experience. Instead, you need to identify the potential of...
Accept credit cards
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4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Accept Credit Cards

As a business owner, you have many responsibilities; making sure you have a great product to offer your customers, ensuring you have the right staff, abiding by rules and laws, marketing your business to new clientele, paying bills, and so on. Why add one more thing to your never-ending list of things to do when it comes to accepting...
MicroSourcing
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How BrickHouse Security Grew its Business with MicroSourcing

MicroSourcing is the outsourcing provider of choice for many small and medium businesses. With unique solutions like direct control over your team and transparent pricing, MicroSourcing is the perfect middle ground for businesses who want expand and grow without additional investments. As discussed in our previous article, outsourcing helps small businesses to get more work done...
Microsourcing
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Outsourcing with MicroSourcing

Over the past two decades, outsourcing has become one of the hottest trends in business, as it relates to human resources and the accomplishment of certain business functions. Offshore outsourcing, however, is becoming increasingly popular due to the main drivers of significant cost savings and access to skills and expertise. MicroSourcing is the outsourcing provider...
Local payment acceptance
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The Benefits of Local Payment Acceptance Companies

Some of the trendier merchant services companies are popular with small business owners looking to accept credit card payments. It may be easy at first with the initial card reader you’re given. However, you then end up paying more in fees, and your equipment will most likely not be EMV-compliant, a big safety concern for your...
Gift card program
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Gift Card Program: 4 Business Advantages

A gift card program is a terrific tool to motivate customers to purchase your products and services. These programs are easy to maintain and keep your customers engaged and coming back to your business. Whether you have a retail store, a restaurant, or something in between, gift cards will help build your repeat customer base...
credit card processing
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Credit Card Processing: 17 Terms You Need to Know

If you are new to the world of credit card processing, you might not know key industry terms. As the CEO of International Bancard, a premier payment acceptance solutions provider, I am an industry expert and can tell you some of the key credit card processing terms you will need to know when talking to a...
Accepting credit cards
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Accepting Credit Cards: How Much Does It Cost?

Understanding the fees associated with accepting credit cards can seem confusing and overwhelming. However, the facts are pretty straightforward once you break them down. As a nationally recognized industry leader in credit card processing, International Bancard wants to help you learn about credit card processing fees. Not all credit card processing fees are negotiable, which...
Credit card processing
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Credit Card Processing Best Practices for Small Business

Implementing best practices in credit card processing will help you decrease the likelihood of fraudulent transactions and chargebacks. Technological advances like the new EMV chip enabled credit and debit cards have been issued in order to prevent fraudulent charges. Ensure you are only using service providers that are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security...
Online payments
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How Your Startup Can Accept Online Payments with Ease

Accepting online payments can help increase small business sales. You have many options for accepting online payments, including accepting eChecks, recurring billing, online gateways and integrations, and more! Allow your customers the ease of paying online, as accepting credit and debit cards online is easy. You just need a merchant account with a payment acceptance company,...
EMV chip cards
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Why Your Business Should Accept EMV Chip Cards

By now, you have probably heard the buzzwords “EMV,” “chip cards,” or “Fraud Liability Shift,” but do you really know what they mean? As a business owner, it’s critical for you to understand the importance of accepting EMV chip cards (chip-enabled credit and debit cards). We have put together the top reasons why International Bancard...
Payment acceptance
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Grow Your Business Through Payment Acceptance [Infographic]

Starting a business can be overwhelming and confusing. Do you know the steps to take to help grow your business? If you're looking to grow your business, consider payment acceptance through different channels. It's simple! By accepting credit cards, mobile payments, or even online payments, you can enjoy an increase in sales, which helps your business grow....