What’s the best way to hire online workers? Are there practices that can save you time and money in the long run? Owning a small business is a busy endeavor. New York Enterprise Report found that the overwhelming majority of small business owners worked more than 50 hours a week, with a least 25% of them working more than 60. The vast majority of them also work on the weekend. If you own your own business, these stats probably ring true. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the d
As a business owner, shopping for all of the vendors you need can be overwhelming. Accepting credit cards is one of the more difficult ones to get started with. The industry can be very confusing, not to mention the hundreds of options there are to choose from. Unfortunately, the unique billing needs of law firms make the process of finding the perfect vendor that much more frustrating. A top option among many legal professional is LawPay, a billing solution crafted for the sole purpose of servi
As technology continues to advance, payment trends come and go. Gone are the days where cash is king. Now we can be confident that consumers are taking advantage of a wide array of electronic payment options, so it is more important than ever to make sure your processing solution meets these varied needs. If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to reduce as much friction as possible between the customer and the sale. Traditionally, this means making pricing easily visible, r
Watch Here Today on Biz with Liz, I want to talk about something that is top of mind for many legal professionals when it comes to payment processing. Nearly all law firms have two bank accounts – an operating and a trust account. Very simply put, operating funds belong to the firm, and trust funds do not. For example, if a client pays a court filing fee – that money belongs in a trust account since your firm would be holding it for the purpose of paying the courts. When billing f
Compared to other types of businesses, law firms have a very unique set of requirements when it comes to billing. Invoicing clients, processing payments, and managing funds can get complicated – but doing these things ethically and efficiently is vital to any law firm. By following the below best practices, your firm can find processing success! Schedule Ahead of Time To ensure you get paid on time, it is always a good idea to find a payment solution that allows you to schedule payments
watch here Today on Biz with Liz I want to talk about something a little different. I usually like to discuss payment processing, but with the holiday season upon us, I figure it’s the right time to talk about something on the mind of every business owner – company culture! The holiday season is the perfect time to assess your internal company culture and show your team how much you care! That being said, the holidays can be a crazy time, which is why the following ideas are meant t
You’ve probably heard the notorious stat that 90 percent of small businesses fail. You certainly don’t want that to happen to you. You also don’t want to limit your company. Whether it’s improper management, failure to understand their market, or inadequate cash reserves, there are many ways small businesses impede their own growth. That’s why you need to make New Year’s resolutions for your small business. It’s how you can give your business the fuel it
The holidays are approaching fast, so why not learn more about your customers and how they have been shopping this winter! Here are the latest statistics to help you serve a record number of happy customers this holiday season. Holiday Sales Are Expected to Increase This Year Consumers are looking to buy and spend more this year, up 0.4 percent from 2015. This means you may need more holiday workers to meet demand. Since many of your customers will be using credit cards, make sure you’re p
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By Ellen Cunningham, CardFellow.com One of the things many businesses noticed when they began accepting chip cards is that the transactions seemed so slow. Authorization took upwards of 10 seconds at some locations. Customers, accustomed to swiping a card quickly and putting it back in their wallets or purses, didn’t like the wait time and complained about leaving their cards in the machine. Some tried to go back to swiping their cards instead of “dipping” them in the EMV slot, negating th
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