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Kris Coughtry

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7 Simple Tips to Spring Into Action

on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 10:00 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments |
Tired of the cold? Feeling sluggish? In a winter slump? In our personal life, after the dark, cold months of winter we start thinking about getting back to the gym, cleaning out the garage or planning a new vacation. Warmer temps and long days are a great excuse to get active again and the activity has positive results on our health and attitude. Businesses need to get active after a long, slow winter, too. If your business, or career, has been stuck in hibernation, here are some simple steps to get yourself and your business moving.
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Valentine's Day Spending Gives Retailers, Florists Some Love

on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:14 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Retail
"All you need is love, but a little chocolate doesn't hurt," said Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz. How about over 50 million pounds of it? That's how much chocolate is sold during Valentine's week leading up to the big day. And chocolate isn't the only thing bought to seal the deal on February 14. The top gifts for Valentine's Day, in addition to candy, are flowers, jewelry and a romantic night out. These are presented along with a card filled with romantic sentiments. Add it all up and total spending for the holiday this year is expected to reach $18.6 billion.
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Look Up the Latest Payment Industry Lingo

on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 10:00 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Independent Sales Organization (ISO)
BYOD is top of the list of new payment terms/acronyms that we're adding to our Payments Glossary this month. Mobile inspired terms are dominating our payments conversations and digital wallets, DMB and showrooming are being debated as we wait in line to pay for coffee with our phone. To stay on top of the latest payment lingo or, if you just want to brush up on your MLSs and EMVs, please click onto our glossary pages.
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Tips to Tackle Check Fraud Crimes

on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 10:00 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Check Fraud
Check fraud and forged checks mean losses for several parties: the business receiving the check, the person, or business, whose account was compromised and the financial institutions sorting it all out. Recently, several arrests for check fraud have made the news. One arrest involved a woman in California who created checks using blank stock in her home and then purchased gift cards with them. 
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Home Sweet Home Furnishing Events for 2013

on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 10:00 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Home Furnishings Home Furnishings Association (HFA) Las Vegas Market (LVM)
Do you feel it? Home furnishing sales are coming back with renewed energy and excitement. It's time to get out there and see what's new at home furnishing events and markets. We're getting ready to meet and greet new and existing clients at the Las Vegas Market, taking place at the end of this month. If you're attending, stop by the Retail Resource Center and see us. (We're giving away an iPad mini!) We'll be there along with the Western Home Furnishing Association (WHFA) and the National Home Furnishing Association (NHFA). There's lots going on in Vegas and throughout the country in 2013 for designers, decorators and home furnishing and accessory retailers. Here's a list of some notable events for the home furnishing industry this year.
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Auto Sales in 2012-13 like the Autobahn . . . No Limits!

on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 12:00 PM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Auto Dealerships
Get ready... 2013 is expected to be a banner year for automotive dealers if the predictions for a big, big year in auto sales ring true. After a healthy and happy December for US auto dealerships, auto industry analysts are forecasting new car sales to continue at pre-recession levels for the upcoming year. Wall Street, auto dealers and auto buyers are all cheering this news!
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Holiday Season Shopping: Customers Using More Payment Methods

on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 @ 09:30 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Retail
The holidays are all about tradition, right? Year after year we visit Santa, bake cookies, decorate the tree, attend parties, light up the front yard, and shop, shop, shop. But our shopping habits have changed over the past few years, partly because of the economy and partly because of technology. Layaway, early shopping, discounts, online spending and mobile payments are challenging tradition and may likely become the "new normal." Here's a look at some new habits that are changing the way we shop during the holidays.
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5 Timely Tips for Safe and Secure Online Payments

on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:00 AM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments |
With the holiday shopping season upon us, now is a good time to brush up on your online shopping safety. Statistics show that online shopping is on the rise and e-commerce sales are predicted to increase by 11 percent this year. Regardless of how much or how little online shopping you've done, it's always a good idea to review best practices for online security.
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Holidays, Families, Fortune Increase Home Furnishing Sales

on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 @ 02:00 PM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments | Retail Home Furnishings Increase Sales
Home furnishing sales have seen a jump this year and are expected to stay strong during the holidays. Holiday spending overall is expected to increase by 4.1 percent according to the National Retail Federation. Better yet, IBM is predicting home stores will do more than that and see at least 7 percent growth during November and December. Yearly sales are expected to end up over 9 percent higher than last year. Seasonal shopping sprees and purchases of new holiday decor aren't the only things driving the increase, though. Hint: it has something to do with roommates and dragons.
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10 Reasons Checks Are Here To Stay

on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 02:00 PM By | Kris Coughtry | 0 Comments |
Checks are the Rocky of the payments world. Even when faced with numerous payment competitors, checks keep hanging in there, again and again. They get little respect but almost every adult has a checking account. Their demise has been predicted for years, yet checks continue to be a popular, versatile and affordable way to pay for merchants, consumers and businesses.
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