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    Debit cards are a popular way to spend money

    Debit cards are a popular way to spend money in lieu of cash.  A debit card has direct access to your bank account and usually has spending limits and with draw limits at ATM’s of $300 per day. But, the problem with debit cards is, even though in most cases, they are protected against fraud by your bank.  If you are using an EMV enabled debit card, you have more protection against fraud.  If your account is breached and money is taken from your account, that is your money.  It could take weeks or months to reclaim the money and have it put into your account. If you use a debit card there are several things you should watch out for to keep your account safe. Bank Atm’s in [...]
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    6 Ways to Drive More Sales to Your Website

    Setting up shop to offer your products or services online and using Authorize.Net to accept payments are great first steps towards attracting new customers for your business. Still, many businesses face a constant challenge of attracting new and existing customers to their websites. Here are six ways to drive more traffic to your site, potentially increasing sales and online success. Create a Strong Opt-In Offer Building a strong e-mail list is one of the first steps to online sales success. In order to build a list, though, you'll need to do more than just ask visitors to sign up for e-mails. You'll need to incentivize them to do so. How? Use an opt-in offer such as a discount [...]
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    Big Advice from Small Business My Wedding Reception Ideas

    Wedding season is in the air and Authorize.Net merchant Raymond Miller of My Wedding Reception Ideas, shares his small business advice including what inspired him to start his business and what lead to its success. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar This Zig Ziglar quote inspired Raymond Miller, founder of My Wedding Reception Ideas, to create a business that helps couples prepare for what can sometimes be one of the most stressful times of their lives. Thirteen years later, My Wedding Reception Ideas has helped thousands of couples make one of the most important days of their lives more special and [...]
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    7 Traits Successful Business Owners Have in Common

    Business owners face new challenges constantly. These challenges can be particularly daunting for new business owners as they trade their 9-5 job for a 24/7 passion. Learning the attributes of successful entrepreneurs can help new business owners understand they are not alone, and provide motivation to keep navigating to their own success. See the Big Picture Many new business owners get caught up in the present. They are focused on navigating the problems that arise each day. However, successful business owners focus on the future. It is key to see the "big picture" and remain on a path that keeps a company meeting long-term goals. The market moves quickly, so it is essential to [...]