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Multiple Check Payment Option for Motorcycle Sales and Service

Posted by Heather Brautman on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Let a customer ride off into the sunset on one of your bikes without full payment? Sounds like anarchy! (OK, we couldn’t resist the SAMCRO reference.) But in reality, if you want to compete with other motorcycle retailers, you’ve got to offer payment options that potential customers are asking for. And among those options isn’t just the ability to pay by check, but to pay with multiple checks, spreading payment over a month’s time. Join us in rallying around this unique payment option.

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Tags: Auto Dealerships, Multiple Check

Veterinarians: Are Pets People Too?

Posted by Heather Brautman on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Your pet patients’ people may have various monikers for their animals – best friend, one of the family, four-legged child, soul mate. In a single day at your practice, you and your techs may interact with “Doggie Dads,” “Cat Moms,” and many friends of the furry, feathered, and scaly creatures you’re treating. As we got ready to release our latest veterinary practice revenue-boosting service (see below), we talked to a few veterinarians about how they’re playing the name game.

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Tags: Veterinarians

Veterinarians: Bite Down on These Payment Plans for Dental Month

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

As you ready your practice for the flow of pet owners looking to save on a very expensive annual procedure, you’ve probably been concentrating on getting the word out – coupons,  postcards, updating your website, stocking up on anesthesia and materials. Vets who plan smart for this busy time also take into consideration their patient payment plans. When faced with hefty bills for dental procedures – even at a discount – some pet owners default or defer payment. What can you do to ensure that dental month doesn’t take a bite out of you?

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Tags: Veterinarians

Merchants: Microsoft Office - Sweet Check Finance Tips and Tricks

Posted by Heather Brautman on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

The Microsoft Office Suite programs have developed over the years to be massive time savers. Are you putting your Suite to work in your own sweet spot? Merchants can save tons of time on finance transaction, but you’ve got to know some of the ins and outs. You may not have all of these programs, but many are available as standalone add-ons to what you do have. Disclaimer: These instructions are valid for Office 2007 and are not suggested for use with any earlier versions. You’ll see differences in later releases as well, but not as significant.

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Building Materials of the Future

Posted by Heather Brautman on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

If copper, wood, and pourable cement comprise the majority of your building materials roster, get ready for a major change! As 2014 takes off, we look into the future, and what may be in the distant or not-so-distant world for building supply companies and what you'll be working with.

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Tags: Building Materials

Heavy Equipment: Excavate More Revenue with Check Payments

Posted by Heather Brautman on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

We could say it any number of ways: “Dredge up more money,” “Haul in more cash,” “Don’t lowboy your revenue,” “Mine your income stream,” “Articulate your best sales year yet.” Aside from the catchy clichés, we’re talking money, so you’re going to want to listen.

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Tags: Heavy Equipment, Electronic Check Processing

Paper Cuts: Dissecting the Check

Posted by Heather Brautman on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Has writing a check become so rote that you whiz through the process without actually thinking what you’re signing? You’re turning over hard-earned money, so take a moment to step into our laboratory, where we’re dissecting a paper check today. Scrub in, glove up, and learn about this payment option that’s still a top choice for many merchants today. So, let’s dig in. No anesthesia required.

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Dentists for Kids: Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Mon, Feb 03, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

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Tags: Dentists

Dentists: Drill Deep for Faster Payments

Posted by Heather Brautman on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

It’s not a birthday invitation people are going to be rushing to RSVP to. But we’re taking a moment to celebrate the innovation of something essential to the dental industry – the dental drill. Patented in 1875, this small medical device has been crossing demographics to instill fear in just about everyone who has ever come in its path. The modern dental drill turns 138 years old on January 26, so read on for advice on how to celebrate, sugar-free of course.

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Tags: Dentists

Why Interchange Fees are Killing Your Retail Business

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

You survived Black Friday without having to give away your entire product inventory, put up with grumblings about stores opening on Thanksgiving, and prepped your staff to be as on point as possible with the maddening crowds. You’ve taken every step possible to ensure your store is as profitable as possible – so why are you hemorrhaging money? If you think the average of 1.75-2.5% fees you’re paying for interchange are just that – chump change – think again. You may actually be paying the equivalent of your entire profit margin, and then you’re operating break-even or at a loss. Learn how these fees can actually kill your livelihood and soon you’ll (inter)change the way you feel about them.

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Tags: Retail