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Payments & Collections

A Look at 'Bitcoin' Currency

A Look at 'Bitcoin' Currency

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Bitcoin represents a way to transfer money anonymously and at no cost.
April 7, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Benefits of Cloud-Based Point-of-Sale Systems

The Benefits of Cloud-Based Point-of-Sale Systems

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What are the advantages of switching your POS system to a mobile device.
January 2, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

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Credit-card giants agree to pay more than $6 billion to settle an antitrust case.
July 18, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice

Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice

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Not getting paid fast enough? Incomplete, incorrect or unclear invoices could be to blame. Here's how to get it right.
July 9, 2012 in Billing and Collections
5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

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Is your small business caught in a cash crunch? Consider these steps to get customers to speed up and cut that check.
June 27, 2012 in Billing and Collections
5 Questions You Must Ask Your Credit Card Processor

5 Questions You Must Ask Your Credit Card Processor

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Confused about payment schedules and hidden fees? We'll walk you through the fine print.
June 4, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees

Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees

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Federal Reserve report shows financial reforms are making a difference for merchants, although some say it's not enough.
May 3, 2012 in Payments & Collections
PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

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When PayPal launched its newest mobile payment platform, it joined a wide selection of existing services. Here's a breakdown of the leaders.
March 27, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Do You Know What's In Your Business Credit File?

Do You Know What's In Your Business Credit File?

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Why managing your business credit score is more important than you may think.
February 14, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Nine Easy Tips to Automate Your Finances and Avoid Late Payments

Nine Easy Tips to Automate Your Finances and Avoid Late Payments

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Consider this quick step-by-step guide to put your bill paying and personal financial management on autopilot.
January 19, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

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Looking into mobile payment applications for your business? Consider this comparison of the leading systems.
November 30, 2011 in Payments & Collections
What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

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Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses.
November 22, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?

Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?

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Four tips to better use your invoices to get paid faster.
November 7, 2011 in Payments & Collections
How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?Play Video

How Should I Offer Credit to Customers? (Video)

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, on when and how business owners should offer credit to customers. His advice: Start with small amounts to build a history and reward good behavior, but also enforce penalties on late payers.
October 5, 2011 in Offering Credit
What New Debit-Card Fees Could Mean For Swipe Reform and Small Businesses

What New Debit-Card Fees Could Mean For Swipe Reform and Small Businesses

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As banks start charging customers who use debit cards, many owners are wondering how this might hit their wallets.
September 30, 2011 in Accepting Payments
How Can I Protect Against Late Payers and Get Paid Faster?Play Video

How Can I Protect Against Late Payers and Get Paid Faster? (Video)

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, explains the critical elements of an effective collections policy. He shares his best tips to make it clear and easier for clients to pay you faster. Part of our Coaches Corner series.
September 26, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right

Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right

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Since calling late-payers can be painful, make your effort to collect what you're owed as efficient and effective as possible. Here's how.
August 22, 2011 in Billing and Collections
How to Get Paid -- and Keep Your Customers

How to Get Paid -- and Keep Your Customers

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A payment plan might be your best option for keeping cash flowing, holding on to your customers and staying in business.
August 8, 2011 in Billing and Collections
Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business's Cash Flow

Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business's Cash Flow

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How can you escape the cash-flow trap? Here are some tips.
August 1, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Doxo Takes a Bite out of PayPal

Doxo Takes a Bite out of PayPal

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This startup helps small companies pay and get paid at half the price PayPal charges. But the service is still in its infancy.
July 22, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Fed Takes a Bite Out of Swipe Reform

Fed Takes a Bite Out of Swipe Reform

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The wait for the Fed's rules governing debit-card swipe fees is over. But many small businesses aren't happy about it.
June 29, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

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Here are four ways big banks might change their practices in light of the new law that cuts what they can charge for debit-card purchases.
June 10, 2011 in Accepting Payments
How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

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Tired of high credit-card processing fees? Here are three ways to save when accepting payments.
May 20, 2011 in Payments & Collections
How to Be Smart About Business Credit Cards

How to Be Smart About Business Credit Cards

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How to use credit cards to their fullest advantage--without getting buried in interest and debt
February 23, 2011 in Payments & Collections
How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

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Know the risks and what to ask before extending credit to your customers.
February 23, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

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Use these tips to avoid getting burned by credit-card processors.
February 8, 2011 in Accepting Payments
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