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Window Installers Ready For Big Year, CrossCheck Guarantees Payment

Whether it’s a big job or a small job, window installers have to respond, ready with a quote and payment options. In the big picture, according to research done by Principia Consulting, repair and remodel volume for windows is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 5.3% through 2023. Of course, that doesn’t really take into account little Billy, who kicked his soccer ball through the new kitchen window.
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Selling Points for Garage Door Installers to Maximize Profit

on Mon, Dec 27, 2021 @ 08:14 AM By | Patrik Jorgensen | 0 Comments | Small Business Check Guarantee Multiple Check Garage Door Installers
Demand for both residential and commercial garage doors is expected to increase 4.5% next year, boosting the garage door business to a $3.6 billion industry in 2022. The calculus is fairly simple: add a lot of value to a home by investing a relatively small amount. Whether it’s “lipstick on a pig,” or the final beautification of a home for sale, the garage door business is booming and customers are waiting.
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Fed Reports Credit Card Approval Dramatically Down From Pre-Pandemic Levels

A recent study by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has determined that the issuance of credit cards has declined significantly since the start of the COVID pandemic. According to the study, the success rate of credit card applications dropped from 45 percent in January 2020 – the start of the COVID pandemic – to approximately 30 percent a few months later.
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CrossCheck Helps Reduce the Risk of Accepting Checks

on Wed, Sep 23, 2020 @ 07:45 AM By | Mike Harris | 0 Comments | Check Fraud Small Business
With an increasingly uncertain world, the pace of change is swift and becoming more rapid. This is why risk management is more important than ever before, and adaptability by companies is key. Businesses must balance the need to be open for commerce while taking measures against the extra financial risk in the marketplace. This is the essence of our business model — CrossCheck helps reduce the risk of accepting checks so your business remains whole as it conducts commerce. Not every negative event can be avoided, but the right approaches will allow companies to respond effectively in crisis situations and potentially even thrive. Furthermore, businesses must find a way to simultaneously safe guard against COVID-19 in 2020 while avoiding financial risk.
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CrossCheck Honors Merchants for National Small Business Week 2019

on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 @ 11:45 AM By | Joe Gargiulo | 0 Comments | Small Business
CrossCheck, the leading privately held check guarantee company in the nation, is celebrating the success of its merchant customers during National Small Business Week 2019. The recognition coincides with challenging times for merchants who continue to thrive amidst ongoing threats from online giants, increasing overhead and new labor shortages. CrossCheck provides these merchants with guaranteed payment solutions that help increase sales and mitigate risk while saving time and money.
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How to Succeed in Running Small Businesses

on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 08:45 AM By | Brandes Elitch | 0 Comments | Small Business Brandes Elitch
One of the most famous books on running small businesses is called The E-Myth, which was written 30 years ago by Michael Gerber. He used to have an office just down the street from us here in Petaluma, but he has since moved to sunnier climes. The book sold 150,000 copies when it came out and Gerber was featured on many television talk shows. His successor book, The E-Myth Revisited, is one of the five top-selling business books of all time. It has been translated into 27 languages and is required reading in some MBA programs. In a nutshell, Gerber says it’s a myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs, and also have tangible business skills.
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Paper Checks: The Rumors of My Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 09:04 AM By | Joe Gargiulo | 0 Comments | Small Business
One third of Americans believe “traditional paper checks will die within five years,” state the results from the July 2017 Viewpost survey about the future of payments. Nevertheless, there is compelling evidence to the contrary as aptly framed by Mark Twain in a letter from 1897: “The report of my death was an exaggeration.” Sources refuting consumer guestimations include the preliminary edition of the 2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study, the most prestigious report among the four profiled here.
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Little Known Secrets Anyone Starting a Business Should Know

on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 01:56 PM By | Andrew Donahey | 0 Comments | Small Business
Thinking of starting a business? You’re an American hero. Entrepreneurs like you start 543,000 each month, and there are almost 28 million small businesses in the United States today – half again as many as there were thirty years ago (U.S. Small Business Administration). They provide 55% of all jobs, adding 8 million of them since 1990. They occupy around half of all commercial space. But as any investor will tell you, past performance is no guarantee of future success. Despite these remarkable achievements, today the entrepreneur is an endangered species. If you’re stepping up, we want to help.
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Retail Merchants: It's Small Business Celebration Day!

on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM By | Heather Brautman | 0 Comments | Retail Small Business
We’re throwing a huge party today – did you receive your invitation? We’re celebrating the 28 million small businesses that operate in the country. (That’s a lot of balloons!) Today is officially National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Anyone running his own business knows it’s far from “small:” over 50% of the population works in small business, and small businesses are responsible for 65% of the net new jobs created since 1995. Seems like a great reason for a party! And what’s a party without party favors? Read on for some ideas to keep your small business in the party spirits.
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Office Manager Stress at Small Businesses: Beware of Hat Fights!

on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 02:45 PM By | Heather Brautman | 0 Comments | Small Business
Do you feel stressed, tired and alone as you helm the ship that passes by your small business office? Take heart - you're not the only one feeling office manager stress. The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that in May 2012, more than a quarter million people held office manager positions. In businesses across the country, office managers wear many different hats. All that headgear shuffling can lead to dangerous health symptoms you should keep an eye out for.
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