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9 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Amazon's New Mobile Payments Reader

Amazon officially entered the mobile payments race today. Here's a helpful roundup of the most important details small-business merchants should brush up on before making the leap.

Why You Need to Start Accepting Mobile Payments Now

How embracing this convenient, easy-to-adopt growing checkout practice can expand and enhance your customer service, right from your smartphone or tablet.

Square Scoops Up Fancy Food Delivery Startup 'Caviar'

Caviar, which delivers meals from high-end restaurants that don't typically offer delivery, represents new territory for the electronic payments company.

Square Ramps Up Its Offering with a Merchant Cash Advance Program

Jack Dorsey’s latest company Square, a business best known for mobile credit-card processing, today announced a program to help entrepreneurs get access to capital as soon as the very next day.

Square Now Lets You Issue Partial Refunds

The mobile payments company announced several new updates, including partial refunds and a new night-shift mode for overnight sales reports.

Jack Dorsey to Employees: Name-Dropping Makes You Look Dumb

Trying to push an idea 'because the boss wants it' strips you of authority and diminishes the idea's merit, Dorsey writes.

Facebook to Host 5 'Boot Camps' This Summer to Woo Small Businesses

The social media giant is joining forces with Intuit, LegalZoom and Square in a cross-country bid to boost SMB success -- and the ad dollars SMBs spend on Facebook.

Square Unveils 'Offline Mode' and Inventory Tracking Features

The mobile payments company announced today an offline function, an inventory tracker and a pre-order tool.

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.

Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely

The company is said to have run into problems with at least one key projection of future performance.

Report: Amazon Developing Way for Stores to Use Kindle at Checkout

Amazon is reportedly seeking to enter the brick-and-mortar retail realm by repurposing its famed Kindles into a checkout system for smaller businesses.

Disney Adds Jack Dorsey to Its Board

The Twitter and Square founder is tapped to help Disney better use technology. Naturally, he responds with a cool tweet.

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.

Even Without Profit, Square Said to Be Eyeing IPO Next Year

With Twitter's IPO, this year and next are shaping up to be epic for co-founder Jack Dorsey -- and for his wallet.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Down From Square's Board of Directors

Former Goldman Sachs exec David Viniar replaces Howard Schultz on the board of the mobile payment startup.

17 Startups You Should Bet Your Career On

Anyone who's ready to quit their corporate job and join a startup should give these innovative, growing companies a look.

Square Makes Money Transfers as Easy as Sending an Email

With Square Cash, peer-to-peer transfers link to users' checking accounts and debit cards and are free to use.

Intuit Partners With Square for Easy Accounting Integration

New service can save business owners the time and hassle of manually feeding accounting data into QuickBooks.

Co-Founder of Square Wants to Save St. Louis, One Programmer at a Time

Jim McKelvey has launched a non-profit mission to get programmers and coders employment-ready in St. Louis.

Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

The mobile-payment processor has been fined by yet another state for operating without a money-transmission license though it doesn't actually transmit money.

Jack Dorsey Makes the Rounds With Square

The co-founder of Twitter and current chief of mobile-payment company Square is traveling across the U.S. and Canada to meet with business owners in the 'Let's Talk' series.

Square Creates 'Square Market,' an Ecommerce Service for Businesses

The popular mobile-transactions startup now offers a way for companies to sell things online, too.

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