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

Future Readiness for Accountants: Cloud Accounting

The accounting industry is facing major change in the years ahead. Technology like AI and automation are looming specters, threatening to steal jobs and render accountants obsolete. Or they’re harbingers of innovation, signaling a shift to more advisory roles.Depending on how you look at the [...]

2018-01-26T16:28:53-08:00Accounting|

11 Things Small Business Owners Wish They’d Known When They Started

Here’s an understatement: starting a small business isn’t easy. Keeping one running is even harder. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50% of small businesses fail in their fifth year. That’s right—only half of small businesses make it to five years.The entrepreneurs [...]

2018-01-22T08:59:47-08:00Business Tips|

5 Ways to Process Credit Cards like a Jedi Master

If you process credit cards for your business, then you might feel like your credit card processor is the Galactic Empire—cold, unreachable, and totally evil. But don’t worry—you can use the Force to escape the clutches of the Empire, lower your processing costs, and [...]

How to Reduce Credit Card Processing Fees

Getting started It’s the question on every merchant’s mind: how do I reduce my credit card processing fees? It’s a good question, but a complicated one. The credit card industry is convoluted and confusing, and it takes perseverance and dedication to understand how processing [...]

Automation and Innovation: How Automation Will Transform Accounting and How Accountants Can Keep Up [Infographic]

Will the robots take my job? Accountants, look out—the robots are coming for your job. A 2015 PwC study found that accounting was the number one occupation at risk from automation in the next 20 years. A report from the Association of Chartered Certified [...]

How to Secure Credit Card Transactions Online

The rise of data breaches in the U.S. According to Bloomberg and the Identity Theft Resource center, U.S. companies reported a record 1,093 data breaches in 2016—a 40% increase over 2015. In light of such figures, merchants must learn how to secure credit card [...]