Small businesses are critical to our economy.

In honor of Small Business Week (May 23–29, 2010), First Data is featuring Perspectives posts for small business.

Postings will include information about payments as part of a company’s overall business strategy, eCommerce, loyalty and fraud prevention/data security.

We tip our hats to hard-working small business owners and managers. If you haven’t thanked a small business owner lately, there’s no time like the present.

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