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Brian is a writer for Century Business Solutions covering integrated payments, credit card processing, and how to increase payment efficiency.

5 Things Retailers Need to Know When Accepting Payments Online

Last year was disastrous for retail stores across America. In 2017, many recognizable brands filed for bankruptcy as a result of sinking sales and overwhelming competition from online stores. Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, and Kmart were among dozens of retailers that announced nearly 400 [...]

How Integration Software Solves 5 Common Accounting Mistakes

A well-organized and carefully structured accounting strategy can save you hours on bookkeeping. Effective financial management is critical to business growth, but even the best accountants make mistakes. Too many mistakes, however, could seriously damage business finances and become time-consuming and expensive to repair. [...]


4 Types of Credit Card Processors to Avoid

Finding an affordable and trustworthy credit card processor can be stressful enough to cause headaches for any business owner. While reputable providers definitely exist, it takes some digging to separate the real from the fake. Here are 4 types of credit card processors to [...]

6 Types of Challenging Customers Every Business Must Face

When you set the scene for your workday, anger and frustration were not in the original script. Your morning is just getting started, and a theater full of unhappy customers has you yelling "Cut!" You furiously attempt to please the whole audience, but just [...]

2018-11-29T11:02:52-08:00Business Tips|

A Guide to Accepting Credit Cards Like a Pro

In order to run a successful small business, it’s critical to realize that cash is no longer the most desired payment method. According to a study by TSYS, 75% of consumers list credit or debit cards as their preferred payment method. Without the ability [...]

4 Ways to Give Your Customers the Payment Experience They Want

A seamless payment process will keep your customers coming back. Even if a customer has already decided to purchase from your business, a difficult payment experience could easily send them away. According to a Walker study, “customer experience will overtake price and product as [...]

5 Ways to Get the Best Credit Card Processing for Nonprofits [Infographic]

In order to manage a successful nonprofit organization, it is important to maintain a strict financial budget. Since funds are usually limited, being thrifty with your donations is essential. However, many nonprofits don’t realize the amount of contributions they waste on high credit card [...]

How to Enter a Credit Card Payment in QuickBooks

QuickBooks is the most widely used accounting software in the US, and is also a convenient way to accept credit card payments for your business. There are two different ways to enter a credit card payment in QuickBooks. You can use the native QuickBooks [...]

Payment Processor vs. Payment Gateway: What’s the Difference? [Infographic]

As a small business owner, you may have heard the terms payment processor vs. payment gateway before. These both play an important role in payment processing, but do you understand the difference between them? Let’s take a look at these terms. First, we need [...]

What Does PCI Compliance Mean for Your Business?

If your business accepts credit cards, you’ve probably heard the term “PCI compliance” more than once. It can be a confusing topic, and you may find yourself asking, “What does PCI compliance mean?” Although PCI compliance is a vital part of business security, it [...]

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