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.
10 JUL 2015
Why a Mobile Loyalty Program is Imperative when Selling to Millennials
If you’re a small business owner who spends any time reading industry press, you’ve undoubtedly read something about the benefits of loyalty programs in the last several years. And while most articles speak in terms of how a great loyalty program can impact your business generally, less has been said about how a mobile loyalty program can benefit your business among today’s all-important demographic specifically: the millennial generation.
02 JUL 2015
How to Launch a Loyalty Program at your Small Business
So you’ve made the decision to implement a loyalty program at your small business—now what?
While vetting a solution, you’ve assuredly gone over the benefits of loyalty programs, and after deciding on one, you might think once you get your welcome kit and put out a few table tents, you’re done.
25 JUN 2015
How to Make Instant Recognition an Employee Benefit
Most of us who work for a living know that being valued by an employer is one of the keys to happiness while at work. There is nothing worse than trudging into your job each morning to a well-meaning, but over-worked manager who, for whatever reason, neglects to value your hard work or effort.
23 JUN 2015
100 Days to the Liability Shift - Make Sure Your Business is Protected
EMV chip cards are a key component to enhancing the security of payment transactions and accepting EMV chip card payments is an important part of protecting your business. But how does it impact your customer’s experience?
18 JUN 2015
Clover Mini Debut Dazzles POS Tech Press
With each new innovative solution, First Data is rapidly becoming the company SMBs turn to first to solve their commerce needs. Through investments in premier technology talent and companies on the cutting edge of the industry, First Data continues to innovate to meet the needs of business owners.
16 JUN 2015
Clover® App Market Surpasses 100 Apps, Spurs Innovation
Today marks an important milestone for Clover®, the comprehensive business management solution from First Data. After a little more than a year of working with developers, the Clover App Market has officially surpassed the 100 app mark.
11 JUN 2015
Big Changes Ahead for Hospitality Industry
It’s easy to see how technology innovations have given today’s travel consumer a level of convenience and service that weren’t possible even a few years ago. From the ability to book and update travel plans on the go, to smartphone-based innovations in the payment and rewards-distribution spaces, easy access and control rests comfortably in the palm of your hand today.
04 JUN 2015
How to Use Virtual Incentives to Drive Brand Loyalty
By now, as a small business owner, you’ve assuredly seen many articles, blog posts, and social media shares on the benefits of loyalty programs for your small business.