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How Mobile Credit Card Processing Can Boost Efficiency

A Mobile Processing Performance Check-up to Help You Launch into 2017 If you’ve been reading the AVPS blog for the past few months, you know that we’re firm believers that mobile processing can boost efficiency. However, we also know how many small business owners feel about change or incurring a new cost. With the busy […]

Breaches Predicted; Help is Coming

Breaches Predicted; Help is Coming

The CIO website is rife with predictions on coming cyber threats and data breaches for the coming year, laid out across several different articles.  In one on Five Data Breach Predictions for 2017, they list, among the quintet of threats, a “focus on payment-based attacks despite the EMV shift taking place over a year ago.” […]

2017: Days of Future Passed, Predictions, Security, and Happy New Year

2017: Days of Future Passed, Predictions, Security, and Happy New Year

  “It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” comments one article in The Guardian proclaiming 2016 “The Year of the Hack,” and what it means for the year ahead. And the years after that. “Hacking is going to become a price that people pay for doing business over the internet,” the article avers, […]

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Discover Wireless Payment Solutions

Don’t Let a Remodeling Project Derail Your Business—Discover Wireless Payment Solutions If you are planning a significant remodeling project for your business, you probably face a common dilemma: Should you close for the duration, or should you attempt to remain open during construction? While remaining open is ideal for keeping financial continuity, it also creates […]

The Christmas Economy’s Home Stretch -- and One More Big Hack

The Christmas Economy’s Home Stretch — and One More Big Hack

Normally we like the holiday weeks to have more “genteel” posts, with a little holiday history, and some prognostications for the current economy and the new year. Well, okay, sometimes those prognostications aren’t necessarily “genteel,” given that the future can be a murky place, but all in all, we like to infuse some sense of […]

Feds Raise Rates -- Will Consumers Move to Debit?

Feds Raise Rates — Will Consumers Move to Debit?

In the world of revolving credit and saying ‘charge it,” the big news this week is that the Federal Reserve has gone ahead and hiked interest rates. “The increase,” the Washington Post says, “was unanimous and modest, raising the Fed’s key interest rate by a quarter point, from a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent […]

How Small-Scale Start-Ups Can Help You Create a Blueprint for Success

Small Scale Start-Ups Mobile Credit Card Processing

How Small-Scale Start-Ups Can Help You Create a Blueprint for Success For many people, this time of year brings out that inner-yearning they have for taking their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level. They want to start a business but are hesitant to jump into a significant investment when they have so little experience. However, […]

Holiday Card Safety While EMV Gets Pushed 3 Xmases Ahead

Holiday Card Safety While EMV Gets Pushed 3 Xmases Ahead

‘Tis the season when cards are pulled in and out of wallets and purses, used online and off, in a flurry of activity — as anyone who might want to hack your financial information is well aware. Towards that end, one credit union is offering some holiday security tips for card users and businesses. Among […]

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Credit Card Processing Risk Management Solutions

Keep the Grinch Away This Year—Protect Your Customers During the Busy Holiday Season As we head into the throes of the holiday season, you are preparing your business for the current influx of customers. You’re focused on inventory, logistics, customer service and maybe even extending your business hours to accommodate the growing crowds. However, for […]