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If you still have standalone terminals at the checkouts at your business, it’s time to integrate your credit card terminal with your POS system. Credit card terminal integration has several benefits. It saves time, since processing a credit card payment on a separate terminal takes almost as many keystrokes as tendering payment in the POS system. Double entry of this sort also increases the chance of errors. Reconciling daily credit card batches to match transactions captured by the terminal with the credit card tenders recorded in...

Starting a company is exciting, and it’s easy to get caught up in the fast-paced flurry of activity and creativity that propels a start-up from an big idea to existence. However, while the excitement is a fun part of the process, it’s important not to let it overshadow the legal steps that you should be focusing on in order to ensure long term financial success. A start-up takes time and energy, and losing out on financial success or credit for your work because it wasn’t sufficiently protected under intellectual property law can...

There is no doubt that women are equally as smart and qualified for their professional lives as men, if not even more so, but this fact is not fairly reflected in the salaries that are earned, especially for those women who are going into their first job straight after college. Here is a little look at some of the ways women can go about righting this wrong. Negotiating a salary for the first time can be a daunting task for anybody but the large disparity in starting salaries between men and women suggests that women have the most difficulties...

With social media marketing now one of the top routes used for promoting a brand and driving sales, it is important that companies makes the most of it. However, how do you know if what you are doing on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google + is paying off? Return-on-investment (ROI) will make sure that you are making the most of your social media activities and are not wasting your time on the wrong things. Why use social media marketing? Before you calculate what ROI and value social media marketing can add to your company, it is...

Misfortunes that a company is faced with like a missing computer equipment or damage done by a storm etc. can be covered by standard business insurances.  But how can one cover one of the most valuable commodities in this day and age- data or information. Things like data security, data theft, and website shutdown or hacker attack are some of the few inevitable dangers of any business today. In these day and age of the internet, almost all data is getting a digital makeover, and with almost your entire business going online, protecting...