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:
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.
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.
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.
14 MAY 2015
Why Loyalty Marketing is Right for Your Business From the Start
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04 MAY 2015
Local Rotary Helps California Teens Prep for the Real World
Serendipity is a student-run restaurant and bakery located at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, California. While the homemade, from-scratch breads, sausages, smoked salmon, and sauces are always whipped up fresh for restaurant patrons, up until recently, the point-of-sale technology Serendipity used to train students had gotten stale.