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APR 24 2014

Don't Let Social Media Get You Down

For many small business owners, time is a precious commodity and the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day is figure out how to get the most out of a post on Facebook, Twitter or any other form of social media. Today, we bring you some tips to make you business's social media pain-free and successful. These tips, courtesy of Scott's Local Business Corner, will help even the most begrudging social...

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APR 22 2014

7 Customer Development Tips for Entrepreneurs

Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to avoid spending time and money developing products or services customers may not want? There is: it's called customer development and recently posted an enlightening article about it. Developed by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, customer development is a process for discovering and validating market demand for an idea and determining the right product features needed to meet customer needs. Here are...

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APR 18 2014

"Don't Go There" Tips for Entrepreneurs

When it comes time to make decisions as an entrepreneur, what not to do can oftentimes be as important as what to do. Time Magazine talked to Pedro Hernandez of Small Business Computing to get his top five surefire ways to sink a business. Here's what he had to say: 1.) Don't Get Distracted Too many ideas, even good ones, can slow you down or even prevent you from reaching your goal. You're better off selecting the three most important priorities...

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APR 15 2014

Payroll Tips for Small Businesses

As an entrepreneur, you need to pay close attention to your payroll for a number of reasons. As YFS Magazine recently stated, "Small and medium-sized businesses spend more to handle payroll associated tasks compared to larger businesses; specifically in-house administration of payroll, workforce administration, time and attendance, and health and welfare requires a surprisingly large commitment of time and resources." Want to ensure a cost-effective...

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APR 14 2014

9 Tips for Small Business Success on eBay

Selling goods on eBay is a great way to supplement the revenue you're making in your store and/or on your own website. So, how do you become a successful eBay retailer? Mashable recently sat down with a panel of young entrepreneurs to ask them precisely that. Turns out they had quite a bit of advice on topics including: soliciting the all-important positive reviews, telling great stories to differentiate yourself from competitors, even monitoring relevant...

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APR 10 2014

North American Bancard Takes Home ETA Star Award for 2014 "ISO of the Year"

North American Bancard, an industry leader in credit card processing and provider of PayAnywhere mobile point of sale solutions, announced today it's been named the 2014 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Star Awards "ISO of the Year" at the 2014 TRANSACT conference in Las Vegas. The ETA Star Awards recognize companies that have made a significant contribution through innovation and business practices, and have helped advance the industry over the past year. Among its many accomplishments...

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APR 09 2014

11 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Sales

Not everybody is a natural born salesperson. If you're an entrepreneur however, whether you like it or not, selling comes with the territory. Want to get more comfortable with the idea of selling? Today we offer, "11 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Sales" courtesy of Read Write. Recently, they talked with 11 successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council to ask them what advice they had for business owners looking...

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APR 08 2014

PayAnywhere Introduces First Ever Free Tablet Payment Solution

PayAnywhere, the professional grade mobile point of sale solution from North American Bancard, today announced PayAnywhere Storefront, its first ever free touchscreen tablet and stand with built-in credit card reader at the ETA TRANSACT conference in Las Vegas. PayAnywhere Storefront provides new simple pricing, industry-leading security protection and advanced business analytics not previously available to merchants in one mobile payments solution. PayAnywhere Storefront offers a simple...

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APR 03 2014

Seven Tips to Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes

Hiring the wrong staff is a surefire way to put your business in financial peril. In fact, the average hiring mistake costs 15x a person's base salary! Recently, the Entrepreneurs' Organization talked to more than 20 billionaires and 60 CEOs/investors in order to assemble a list of dos and don'ts to help small business owners make the right hires and avoid costly mistakes. Here's the advice they had to share: 1.) Calculate how much...

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APR 02 2014

Quote of the Week

"Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success." - Biz Stone Having a great idea for a business and/or finding the right location for it is only the first small step in your journey towards entrepreneurial success. In the end, it's persistence and perseverance that will help you achieve your goals. had the chance to talk to Ken Oboh, Co-Founder of revolutionary music site

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