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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 MAY 2015
The 5 Characteristics of a Great Small Business Loyalty Program
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.
07 JAN 2015
5 Questions a SMB Should Ask when Considering a New POS System
05 SEP 2014
What You Can Do To Protect Your Business
If you’re a business owner, it’s important to do what you can to protect the payment information in your possession in order to protect your business. The first step to take is to become and remain compliance with PCI DSS.
04 SEP 2014
A Breach Could Have Significant Impact on Your Business
This is the third in a series of four brief summaries about what small business owners need to know about data breach risk and liability.
03 SEP 2014
Liability in the Event of a Payment Card Breach
By now, every merchant that accepts credit and debit cards likely knows about the Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI DSS). And if they don’t — they should. It’s an industry security standard created by the leading card brands to increase protection of cardholder information and reduce fraud. Even small merchants are required to comply or risk losing the ability to accept many brands of payment cards.
02 SEP 2014
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Many small merchants are surprised to learn that they can be held liable for tens of thousands of dollars in fines and other expenses when a data breach occurs. What you don’t know can hurt you.