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Cash in on the Benefits of ACH eCheck Services

ACH eCheck services are a simple an easy way for businesses and consumers to enter the e-commerce world. Unfortunately, there is some confusion surrounding the services, which include ACH payments and eCheck processing, because many in the financial industry use the terms interchangeably. On a fundamental level, ACH payments and eChecks are the same because they both make payments or deposits by transferring money from one bank account into another. ACH (Automated Clearing House) is the main network that processes most of the electronic transactions in the United States while electronic checks are a form of payment. Since eChecks, which […]

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Same-Day ACH & eCheck Processing For High-Risk Businesses

Same-day ACH and eCheck processing are still underused payment taking methods compared to other forms, e.g., credit cards. However, they always have the benefit of providing instant cash when you’re in need. You receive your money as soon as the on the same day; a feature that makes them unique compared to other payment techniques. So if you’re the entrepreneur whose business requires both/any of the payment services mentioned above, don’t worry where to start from. First American Merchant is a financial service provider that offers same-day ACH as well as eCheck processing. And they do this at very low […]

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Learn Why an ACH Business Loan is Good for Small Businesses

More than 25.5 billion Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments totaling about $43 trillion were made in 2016, according to NACHA statistics. NACHA is the organization that manages the ACH, which is the main network that processes most of the electronic debit and credit transactions in the United States, and is funded by the financial institutions it governs. That 2016 figure is an increase of about 1.3 billion from 2015, which represented growth of 5.4%. As consumers move further away from paper money and shift to move toward an electronic, interconnected and mobile infrastructure, it’s no surprise that the number of […]

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5 Tips for Recruiting the Perfect Candidates for Your Small Business

Moving into 2018, small businesses are focused on their goals and aspiration for the New Year. According to a recent survey by Microsoft Store and SurveyMonkey, 90 percent of small businesses plan to hire one or two employees in 2018 – depending on their budget. Does your small business share these plans to hire additional staff? If so, the following 5 tips will help you find and hire the perfect individual(s). Use Your Business’ Social Media Do you know what interests candidates? Have you put your business “out there” enough for candidates to know who you are and what your […]

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6 Ways to Improve Workplace Atmosphere and Boost Productivity

Before you know it, the pressure and stress of staying on top of day-to-day tasks can take up all your time and effort. It is easy to overlook the state of your company’s workplace atmosphere and the productivity of your employees. You obviously want your workplace to be as efficient as possible, so you can help avoid problems down the road. The following six tips will help you effectively manage and improve your workplace environment, while also boosting productivity. 1.      Focus on Company Culture Your company culture defines the environment in which your employees work. It involves shared […]

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High Risk ACH Processing for Your High Risk Business

The ACH Network can be defined as a batch processing system enabling financial institutions to accumulate transactions throughout the day before sending them in batches for processing. ACH payments aren’t the same things as traditional paper-based checks: the former payments are transmitted electronically, thus accounting for lower costs and faster processing times. Finding the right ACH merchant account provider can be a real challenge, especially for those who’re running a high risk business. The majority of ACH processors avoid working with high risk merchants. So, it’s critical for high risk business owners to apply to a reliable and experienced high […]

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Business Corporate Identity Tax Theft

Every American business has its own Social Security number, also known as a Federal tax ID, Employer Identification Number (EIN) that identity thieves can target. In July 2017, the IRS warned that tax refund identity theft scams targeting US businesses were becoming more widespread. Corporate Identity or Business Identity Theft 2015 witnessed an embarrassing breach in which cyber-thieves stole $39 million in federal refunds based on personal identification data hacked from over 700.000 taxpayer accounts on an IRS website. This year, 107.000 individual victims have been registered through May, which is down from 204.000 in May 2016 and 297.000 in […]

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The BEST Small Business Opportunities for Small Town USA

When planning a startup, entrepreneurs may be tempted by the innovative atmosphere of the Silicon Valley or other large urban landscapes. But plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs exist in small town America too. There are whole new sets of challenges, trends and other factors for small town entrepreneurs to consider. But there are advantages as well like lower costs and lower competition. And with the internet there is, of course, the option of reaching those larger markets while you and your staff enjoy a lower standard of living where your money goes further — especially in the lean years. Merchants, […]

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Is It Difficult to Get an ACH Loan?

One of the more innovative products available in the alternative lending marketplace is an ACH loan (sometimes called an ACH advance or cash flow loan). ACH loans are a broad category of business loans that are specific in the way in which they are paid back. When you apply for an ACH loan, a prospective lender (like First American Merchant) will review your business’s checking account statements, typically going back several months. Why would they do this? Simply to get a sense of your average daily closing balance, which helps them determine how much of a loan to offer you, […]

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Get Approved for an ACH Loan

Are you looking for business funding for your company? Take the time to do some research and find a reputable business loan provider that will help you take your business off the ground and grow. Consider turning to, an award-winning business loan provider and high risk processor that boasts an A+ rating with the BBB. First American Merchant offers the following types of business funding to merchants so that they can take their business to the next level: Merchant Cash Advance ACH Program High Risk Business Funding Consumer Financing ACH “Bank Only” Program from First American Merchant If you’re […]

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