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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 firstamericanmerchant.com, 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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Is ACH a Secure Network for Payments?

The subject of security is always a sticking point especially when dealing with money matters. This time the spotlight is on ACH with both merchants and customers eager to find out if ACH is a safe way to make and receive payments. Similar to all payment technologies, ACH also comes with its risks. There’s no 100% guarantee you are safe from fraud. However, there are a number of measures users can take to guard themselves when receiving or sending payments via the ACH network. ACH is normally regulated by the state government and managed by National Automated Clearing House Association […]

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ACH Payment Processing

The National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), the Electronics Payments Association, has recently announced that ACH (Automated Clearing House) overall transaction volume in 2016 made up 25.6 billion. According to NACHA, the 25.6 billion transaction volume represented a 5.3% increase over 2015 volume. This is the 3rd consecutive year, in which the volume has grown by a billion transactions or more over the previous year. Moreover, in 2016, the ACH Network processed $43.7 trillion, which represented a 5.1% growth from 2015. When it comes to the launch of Same Day ACH in September 2016, the payment type was responsible for over […]

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Boost Your Small Business Customer Base with ACH and ECheck Payments

In the modern world we live in, it’s easy to forget that some customers don’t have or do not wish to use credit cards as a payment option. For merchant’s, this means a missed revenue opportunity. It also leads merchants to a question of security. How can my business accept other payment options both efficiently and safely? ACH and eCheck Payments If you want to increase your customer base, it’s important that you provide customers with multiple payment alternatives at the point of checkout. This includes in-store and online transactions. You want to make sure your business is prepared to […]

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