Payments & Collections

A Look at 'Bitcoin' Currency
Payments & Collections

A Look at 'Bitcoin' Currency

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

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

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

Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Credit-card giants agree to pay more than $6 billion to settle an antitrust case.
Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice
Billing and Collections

Remember These 8 Rules Before Sending Out Your Next Invoice

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

5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

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

5 Questions You Must Ask Your Credit Card Processor

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

Most Retailers Saving Big on Debit Card Processing Fees

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

PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

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

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

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

Nine Easy Tips to Automate Your Finances and Avoid Late Payments

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

Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

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

What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses

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.
Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?
Payments & Collections

Is Your Billing Process Delaying Payments?

Four tips to better use your invoices to get paid faster.
How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?
Offering Credit

How Should I Offer Credit to Customers?

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

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

As banks start charging customers who use debit cards, many owners are wondering how this might hit their wallets.
How Can I Protect Against Late Payers and Get Paid Faster?
Payments & Collections

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

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.
Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right
Billing and Collections

Hate Making Collection Calls? How to Do Them Right

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.
How to Get Paid -- and Keep Your Customers
Billing and Collections

How to Get Paid -- and Keep Your Customers

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

Seven Ways to Skyrocket Your Small Business's Cash Flow

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

Doxo Takes a Bite out of PayPal

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

Fed Takes a Bite Out of Swipe Reform

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

Swipe-Fee Relief: Will Your Business Really Save?

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.
How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases
Payments & Collections

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

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

How to Be Smart About Business Credit Cards

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

How to Check a Customer's Credit Worthiness

Know the risks and what to ask before extending credit to your customers.
Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches
Accepting Payments

Six Ways to Save Credit-Card Headaches

Use these tips to avoid getting burned by credit-card processors.
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