24 SEP 2015
The EMV Liability Shift is Here—Is Your Small Business Ready?
There are important dates in the life of a business that every small business owner remembers: the day you made your first dollar, the day you served your hundredth customer, or the day you opened your storefront for the first time.
24 SEP 2015
ICYMI September: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in September, featuring issues important to First Data clients including the financial habits of Millennials, the prevalence of beacon technology, the growth of Apple Pay, and more:
15 SEP 2015
Leaders vs. Followers – How to Pitch AP Automation to Commercial Clients
While many of the businesses in your markets may still wrestle with manual accounts-payables processing, chances are one group is way ahead of the curve: market “leaders.”
10 SEP 2015
5 Reasons You Should Incorporate a Digital Gift Card Strategy this Holiday Season
With Americans spending more time on their mobile phones than on desktop computers, it’s never been a better time to incorporate a digital gift card strategy into your business’ holiday plans.
03 SEP 2015
Why Community Financial Institutions NEED to Offer Online Business Bill Pay to Local Businesses NOW
Right now small business owners throughout your community are struggling with paper and manual process overload. It’s not the market rejecting their products; nor issues with service, selection or satisfaction.
27 AUG 2015
ICYMI August: First Data in the News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in August, featuring issues important to First Data clients including the upcoming EMV technology changeover, exciting developments from the world of alternative currencies, coverage of the upcoming Money 20/20 event, and more:
20 AUG 2015
Six Components of a Strong eCommerce Business
Whether your eCommerce site is the first and only place you will do business, or it’s an extension of your existing business, you need to treat it with the same respect and undergo the same amount of planning as opening a traditional brick-and-mortar location.
13 AUG 2015
For Small Retailers, eCommerce Is Local Commerce
If you own a local business, does eCommerce matter to you? It should.
Merchants often think of eCommerce as something that’s only for big, national or global businesses. Conventional wisdom says that if you own a mom-and-pop retail shop, a food truck or restaurant, or even a multi-location small business, your market isn’t large enough to justify an investment in eCommerce. Most of your customers are local, and they know you. At least, that’s what many business owners think.
05 AUG 2015
10 Strategies to Reduce the Risk of eCommerce Fraud
eCommerce can be a tremendous boon for small businesses, but with it comes the growing risk of eCommerce fraud. Small businesses are at particular risk, as fraudsters know that small merchants often lack the time and resources to implement the most sophisticated and comprehensive fraud detection protocols. But, there are steps you can take right now to help keep your business from becoming an easy target for eCommerce fraud.
30 JUL 2015
The Impact a Data Breach Could Have on Your Business
Though over 70% of data security breaches are targeted at small businesses or particular industries1, and it’s rare that the business itself discovers the breach. Most events are detected by a law enforcement agency or a third party, such as a bank or a card association, that notices a rise in fraud that can be traced back to a specific merchant.
23 JUL 2015
7 Important eCommerce Trends to Know to Grow Your Business
The world of eCommerce is constantly evolving as it continues to grow. Succeeding today isn’t enough — you need to stay on top of trends at the leading edge to help ensure your eCommerce strategy is ready to adapt. Here are a few major trends underway in the eCommerce world today:
16 JUL 2015
Elevate your Decision Making with Analytics – and Bring in New Customers
Small businesses that are thriving in today’s culture have likely enlisted a mix of social media, mobile technology and cloud-based software solutions to get there. Savvy companies use all three to lift their business off the ground, and keep pace with — or even outpace —larger competitors.