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Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Powerful Plastic: The 10 Best Credit Cards of 2013

Most small-business owners rely on plastic at some point in the process of launching or growing their businesses. If you're in that crowd, be sure you're making the most of it.
In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In a Win for Small Merchants, Judge Overturns Fed Ruling on Debit Card Fees

In the ongoing saga between the nation's biggest banks and small retailers over swipe fees, the courts rule in favor of Main Street.
Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

Senate Confirms Richard Cordray to Lead U.S. Consumer Protection Agency

After a two-year standoff, lawmakers vote to formally install the former Ohio Attorney General at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Business Credit

When it comes to launching a business, running out of cash is a big, albeit common, problem. To avoid this fate, here are ten steps for amping up your company's credit record.

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

While many small merchants only accept cash or checks, most consumers prefer plastic.
Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

Best Credit Cards for Small-Business Owners in 2013

After reviewing more than 1,000 credit cards, credit-card comparison website CardHub.com releases an analysis of which credit cards are best for entrepreneurs and why.
7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

7 Credit-Card Blunders That Could Hurt Any Small Business

Credit-card debt can be tempting for startups seeking a smooth launch. Consider these tips for avoiding costly mistakes.
The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

The Biggest Credit Card Mistake Entrepreneurs Make -- and How to Avoid It

Before you reach for plastic to help start your business, consider the challenges that could cost you the success you're working so hard to build on.
How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

What business owners need to know about these developing technologies.
Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Visa, MasterCard Settlement: What You Need to Know

Credit-card giants agree to pay more than $6 billion to settle an antitrust case.
3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

3 Questions You Must Ask Before Securing a Small Business Credit Card

While it's tempting to sign up for another card to survive a cash flow crunch, consider these important tips first.
A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

A Common Personal Finance Mistake New 'Treps Make

Starting your own business will affect many parts of your life, including how you manage your finances.
Case Study: How a Merchant Cash Advance Worked in a Pinch

Case Study: How a Merchant Cash Advance Worked in a Pinch

A last-minute shortfall led a restaurateur to a speedy merchant cash advance in exchange for a cut of future sales.
5 Questions You Must Ask Your Credit Card Processor

5 Questions You Must Ask Your Credit Card Processor

Confused about payment schedules and hidden fees? We'll walk you through the fine print.
How to Protect Customer Data When Using Credit-Card Plug-ins for Smartphones

How to Protect Customer Data When Using Credit-Card Plug-ins for Smartphones

More companies are accepting mobile payments. But failing to protect credit-card data could risk hefty penalties and fines.
Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Three Things to Know About Business Credit Cards

Business credit cards have their benefits, but it's good to know their downsides as well.
Small-Business Cards Offer Rewards, Some Risk

Small-Business Cards Offer Rewards, Some Risk

Banks are targeting more credit cards at small businesses, but companies must weigh the incentives against the potential costs.
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

As banks start charging customers who use debit cards, many owners are wondering how this might hit their wallets.
Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business.
Business Credit Cards Kick Up Rewards

Business Credit Cards Kick Up Rewards

To entice more users, small business credit cards have become even more rewarding.
Here's What's Inside PayPal's Digital Wallet

Here's What's Inside PayPal's Digital Wallet

PayPal's new payment option could easily be useful for merchants that want to cut out credit cards.
How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

How to Cut Transaction Costs on Customer Purchases

Tired of high credit-card processing fees? Here are three ways to save when accepting payments.
Where Not to Look for Money -- And Where You're More Likely to Find It

Where Not to Look for Money -- And Where You're More Likely to Find It

Entrepreneurs can save time and angst by looking beyond banks and other mythical sources of startup capital.
Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card

Watch Where You're Swiping That Credit Card

Being able to accept credit cards on the go has been a boon for businesses, but one payment processor says it can be risky.
How to Be Smart About Business Credit Cards

How to Be Smart About Business Credit Cards

How to use credit cards to their fullest advantage--without getting buried in interest and debt

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