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Ask And You Shall Receive: Negotiation is an Everyday Thing

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When most people think about negotiations, they tend to think about corporate mergers, acquisitions and multi-million dollar business deals. For the most part, we don’t see negotiation as a part of our everyday lives; that is, unless you’re an attorney.

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Four Ways to Make Sure Your Internet Domain Name is Really Safe

Protecting Your Internet Domain Name

These days, there are so many cyber threats to businesses that it’s easy to overlook the one thing a business depends on every day—its internet domain name. For many businesses, a domain name is a lot like the slogan for

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Three Tips for Making DIY Business Videos

Making DIY Business Videos - Behind the Scenes

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good video is worth a million. And, in today’s increasingly visual world, where most consumers carry a screen in their pockets, video is quickly becoming—if it isn’t already—the most effective means

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The 4 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Chip (EMV) Cards

The cardholder will insert the chip (above) into the merchant's terminal.

The magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card is hardly new technology. In fact, it’s been around for decades. And, a lot has changed in the last four years—not to mention the last four decades. We don’t still

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Does your business want to take Apple Pay? Here’s how.

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If you’ve watched TV recently, chances are you’re aware of Apple’s new venture into the payments landscape. And, you might be wondering not only how Apple Pay works, but also how your business can start accepting Apple Pay payments. How does Apple Pay

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Cracking the Confusion: How Credit Card Processing Fees are Determined

Confusing Calculation on Blackboard

Perhaps the most confusing part of credit card processing involves the fees paid by the business. If you’ve ever spent any time trying to read a merchant statement, chances are you didn’t experience any particular revelations of clarity. How exactly

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Before Applying for a Loan, Consider the 5 C’s of Credit

Before applying, consider the 5 C's of Credit

Have you ever applied for a business loan with your bank and walked away wondering what criteria the bank uses to decide whether or not to approve your loan? Every bank is different and there will be differences in loan

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How to set up your company to pay employees with direct deposit

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If you’re a business owner or manager looking to pay your employees with direct deposit, figuring out where to start can be a little tricky. For instance, should you start by talking to your bank? Or, maybe your accounting software

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