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Little Known Secrets Anyone Starting a Business Should Know

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 01:56 PM

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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Tags: Payment Processing, Small Business

CrossCheck’s Remote Deposit Capture ROI Calculator

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

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Tags: Small Business, RDC-Remote Deposit Capture, Tom Lombardo

CrossCheck Provides No-Cost Loaner Check Processing Equipment

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Over the thirty years we’ve been in business we’ve learned how to establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships with our clients. And like many successful service providers, we’ve refined our offerings to make sure that we provide exactly what they need as efficiently as possible.

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Tags: General Manager, Small Business, Merchants, Office Managers, Technology, RDC-Remote Deposit Capture, Tom Lombardo, Payments

Retail Merchants: It's Small Business Celebration Day!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

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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Tags: Retail, Small Business, Showrooming, Merchants

Retailers: How Do You Motivate Staff on Employee Appreciation Day?

Posted by Heather Brautman on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

The paycheck you provide employees may be considered appreciation enough for the work they put in at your store, but in honor of employee appreciation day, we encourage you to explore some options to take things a little further. Showing appreciation to those who toil behind your counters and on your floors doesn’t require a huge investment of time or money, but the payoff (that ROI you need) can be huge.

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Tags: Retail, Small Business, Employee Theft

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: Check Processing, Retail, Small Business

Just Pin It: How Retail General Managers Can Master Social Media

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

It is no secret that people love social media. We are flooded with messages all day, every day. "Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter..."

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Tags: Retail, Free Tips, Small Business, Social Media, Brandon Weaver

Shoplifters - It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Bling!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Think that thieves are targeting what’s sparkly and rare? Think again. Some of the hottest things flying illegitimately off the shelves are not exactly what you’d think of as cool. Don’t think that this puts you in the clear if your store sells the expensive or electronic stuff. Every retailer can benefit from some shoplifting reconnaissance, and your employees will benefit from these lookout trends.

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Tags: Retail, Holiday Shopping, General Manager, Small Business

Office Manager Stress at Your Small Business: Beware of Hat Fights!

Posted by Heather Brautman on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 02:45 PM

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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Tags: Small Business

Shoplifting: It’s Not Just for the Sopranos Anymore

Posted by Brandon Weaver on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 @ 09:22 AM

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Tags: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Free Tips, General Manager, Small Business, Brandon Weaver

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