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McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

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The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
November 7, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Market Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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You need a crowd to fund your idea. Here are the sources you should tap to spread the word about your crowdfunding campaign.
November 1, 2013 in Payments & Collections
This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

This Major Crowdfunding Site Now Accepts Bitcoin Pledges

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Users of Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible can raise money for their venture using the online-only currency.
October 29, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

How The Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies Raised Major Money

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An inside look at how these entrepreneurs got the crowd to fund their businesses to the tune of some big bucks.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

Successful Crowdfunding Is About More Than Money

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Indiegogo's co-founder Danae Ringelmann talks about two blockbuster campaigns that made our Top 100 list, the platform's biggest 'failure', and what success really means in the age of crowdfunding.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

Pebble's $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple

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The buzzed about smartwatch was floundering raising money. Then it streamlined its message and took to Kickstarter.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

Crowdfunding Success in 5 Easy Steps

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On the heels of a $1.9 million Indiegogo campaign, founders of the smart home security device Canary share their crowdfunding advice.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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We're all in this together: Take a look at our exclusive list of 100 companies that are crowdfunding success stories.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

10 of the Most Innovative and Bizarre of the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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There are plenty of intriguing companies on our Top 100 list, but from glowing plants to a life-sized origami boat, here's a look about some of the most bizarre.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

Crowdfunding Hall of Fame: 9 Successful Crowdfunded Startups

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Crowdfunding, which started as a way to fund small projects, has become a serious funding machine.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Innovation and the Top 100 Crowdfunded Companies

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Over the past few years, social platforms have blossomed into a marketing playground and proved that communities have power.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

Coinbase Releases iPhone App Amid Strong Market for Bitcoin

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During a six-month high in the value of Bitcoin, a venture-backed startup has released an iPhone app that lets you buy, sell and trade bitcoins from your mobile phone.
October 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform

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Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out.
October 22, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

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With Square Cash, peer-to-peer transfers link to users' checking accounts and debit cards and are free to use.
October 17, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

Voice Recognition and No Wallet: PayPal's Vision of the Future

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PayPal's latest rollout, which allows merchants to accept payment through an application that scans QR codes, is one in a string of developments aimed at overhauling the way customers pay for goods.
October 10, 2013 in Payments & Collections
10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Payroll Provider

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Moving your payroll practices to the cloud? Here are some helpful pointers on finding a vendor that meets your company's needs.
October 7, 2013 in Payments & Collections
New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

New Payment Platform Puts an End to the Daily Deposit Ritual

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The expense and time it takes to get money deposited can gouge a company's profit margins. Jay Bhattacharya decided to address nearly every pain point in the transaction process.
September 30, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Intuit Partners With Square for Easy Accounting Integration

Intuit Partners With Square for Easy Accounting Integration

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New service can save business owners the time and hassle of manually feeding accounting data into QuickBooks.
September 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses

Intuit Updates QuickBooks Online Accounting Tool With Customizable Features Aimed at Small Businesses

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The popular web-based program now supports payment and payroll integration, and CRM services.
September 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's

Tablets Soon to Become Tabletop Mainstays at Chili's

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Chili's is furnishing restaurants with tabletop tablets, hoping to drive sales and speed up the payment process.
September 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Say What? PayPal Accidentally Credits Man $92 Quadrillion

Say What? PayPal Accidentally Credits Man $92 Quadrillion

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Accounting error makes Pennsylvania man the richest person on the planet -- if only for an instant.
July 17, 2013 in Payments & Collections

9 Strategies for Improving Your Credit Rating

Start cleaning up your credit rating and improving your credit scores with these smart tips from a personal finance expert.
July 2, 2013 in Payments & Collections
PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments

PayPal Goes Galactic, Moves to Cash In on Space Payments

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PayPal plans to go where no payment processor has gone before: space.
June 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections

Survey: Small-Business Owners Still Slow to Embrace Credit-Card Payments

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While many small merchants only accept cash or checks, most consumers prefer plastic.
June 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

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More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.
May 31, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

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The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
April 24, 2013 in Payments & Collections
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