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So Are Merchants and Retailers on the Ball About the New Credit Card Chip Technology? The short a…

10 Feb , 2016  

So Are Merchants and Retailers on the Ball About the New Credit Card Chip Technology?

The short answer is NO. But #ITPN  isn't sweating, and neither should you. After all, this transition from magnetic strip to computer chip will be relatively seamless except for the headaches many businesses will have to face as they struggle with the question: invest in the new technology, or face the prospect of dealing with credit card fraud? Tough question….

As it stands, only about a quarter of all merchants in the U.S. utilize those new chip-card readers. That data comes from MasterCard, of course. But it's been mentioned that it could take as late as the end of 2017 before we start seeing all stores, businesses, gas stations and maybe even ATMs utilizing the new technology successfully.

Long time to wait…. But at least you have nothing to worry about until then!

Credit Card Chip Technology: It’s Going to Take Awhile

Keep in mind that this is going to be a DRASTIC change as you find your plastic incorporating credit card chip technology. But that’s a good thing!

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Just How Long Will We Have to Wait Before Getting Those New Computer Chip Credit Cards? #ITPN  h…

9 Feb , 2016  

Just How Long Will We Have to Wait Before Getting Those New Computer Chip Credit Cards?

#ITPN  has the know on this one. We're sure you've heard about the announced transition. Long gone will the magnetic strips be on those credit cards, replaced by that familiar shiny 'square' on the card. What is that 'square'?

That's the computer chip. And it's designed to read the transaction very much like how the magnetic strip does, only safer and easier.

Here's the thing, though: it's going to take a bit of a while before we can see those cards in our hands and start using them. Only 40% of cardholders at this moment most likely carry credit cards with the computer chips. The other 60% still have to sit around and wait for at least several months.

That, of course, isn't much of a bother. After all, your plastic still works. So why stress?

Credit Card Chip Technology: It’s Going to Take Awhile

Keep in mind that this is going to be a DRASTIC change as you find your plastic incorporating credit card chip technology. But that’s a good thing!

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Why Businesses Need to Get Ahead With Credit Card Chip Technology

9 Feb , 2016  

Forget the fact that the transition’s happening right now as we speak. Forget the fact that even consumers are a bit wary despite the fact that there are these reasons why people shouldn’t worry. The new credit card chip technology, EMV, is coming. It most definitely will stick. It will stay. And while it’s going to be a long transition (imagine how many stores in the entire nation will have to be fitted with these new credit card reading machines), and card companies will be slowly rolling out these new bad boys, the fact of the matter is this — businesses are straggling to catch up.

That May Not Necessarily Be a Bad Thing, However….

It just so happens, though, that the new cards (for those who don’t have them) will be functional bothcredit card chip technology-1 ways, just to ensure that there are no problems. That means your magnetic stripe credit card might already have a microchip installed already. However…. Businesses need to get ahead right now given the fact that Visa and MasterCard have officially renounced any accountability for credit card fraud.

What does that mean? That means you, the business, will be solely responsible for compensating a customer who’s suffered from ID theft. Not something you want to deal with.

The Fact Is Credit Card Chip Technology Is the Wave of the Future

Only a quarter of merchants in the country have the readers built-in and operational to run the new computer chip credit cards. The technology’s safer. It’s been proven in other countries; sadly, the U.S. is the last to convert.

As a support and due diligence to your customers, we make it a point to invest in the technology and get yourselves ready for the transition before you lose out on more of your resources due to credit card fraud and such. It’s still a big game-changer as far as white-collar crime is concerned. So don’t hesitate. This is the name of the game for business these days.

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Cloud Based Bookkeeping can do it. We’re consultants. We have access to the resources you need to protect your funds, your sensitive information, your taxes. Everything. Even when it involves this new credit card chip technology. Visit our Google+ page as well and then sign up today!

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How the New Credit Card Chip Technology Will Support ID Theft

8 Feb , 2016  

ShareFollow UsBusinesses have to be keen on this new development in the financial stratosphere when you’re thinking about it, for plenty of reasons. Aside from the fact that the transition to credit card chip technology will incorporate a nationwide spread of new card-reading machines (more investment for businesses, unfortunately), there’s one other subject companies everywhere would […]

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#Smallknot: Showing Some #Crowdfunding Love to #SmallBusinesses The all-important #smallbusiness…

23 Jan , 2016  

#Smallknot: Showing Some #Crowdfunding Love to #SmallBusinesses

The all-important #smallbusiness  knows the importance of #funding in a big way, plus the success of that demographic in this #corporate  community largely depends on whether or not an entrepreneur can think I CAN versus NOT A CHANCE. Our economy needs believers, basically.

That's why Smallknot exists. Their demographic is the small business. Their model of crowdfunding, though, is especially unique, in that the site allows those startups to reward people supporting them for their contributions. It's a collaborative effort, which as you know is at the heart of what crowdfunding is. Don't you think that's what our economy needs?

5 Kickstarter Alternatives for Business Startup Crowdfunding

Don’t get us wrong; we love Kickstarter for crowdfunding. But when it comes to business startup crowdfunding, we need something more corporate focused.

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Look, we at #CBB  get it. You want success. For you, so do we. But don’t be in a rush. Play it sm…

23 Jan , 2016  

Look, we at #CBB  get it. You want success. For you, so do we. But don't be in a rush. Play it smart. Focus on the day. Not necessarily the goal. Do your daily job well, and the goal will be reached all on its own.

Sticking With a Daily Sales Cap: Don’t Get Too Ambitious

We all love success with business and finances, right? But you have to set a daily sales cap. Take it easy and know that growth is growth, and that’s good!

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Get the #Crowdfunding Backing You Need With #Peerbackers #Business   #startups  see stars today …

23 Jan , 2016  

Get the #Crowdfunding Backing You Need With #Peerbackers

#Business   #startups  see stars today with finances. Why? All because of platforms like Peerbackers with the primary focus being the entrepreneurial landscape and innovation for business. But it's not just funding they provide:

Peerbackers even provides consultation services, marketing and media production to help promote your business to investors looking to fork over their money for a successful venture. Think about it — a lot of gurus out there are looking for businesses that will skyrocket — a 'small' investment would be enough to make a ton of money for them, and a living for you!

5 Kickstarter Alternatives for Business Startup Crowdfunding

Don’t get us wrong; we love Kickstarter for crowdfunding. But when it comes to business startup crowdfunding, we need something more corporate focused.

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Before you ever even think of starting a #business, take it from #CBB: you need to know exactly wh…

23 Jan , 2016  

Before you ever even think of starting a #business, take it from #CBB: you need to know exactly what TYPE of business to start. Read up on this and figure out which business structure might be right for you.

And, yes, Cloud Based Bookkeeping EVEN helps with that aspect of business development.

Breaking Down Business Structures 101

Business structures are like building blocks. You need the right ones to make the right house. Get the wrong ones, and the mansion you’re building crumbles.

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Nothing ‘Micro’ About #Crowdfunding #MicroVentures Just how big is the #business  #startup crowd…

23 Jan , 2016  

Nothing ‘Micro’ About #Crowdfunding #MicroVentures

Just how big is the #business  #startup crowdfunding for this 'little' platform? Pretty big. MicroVentures back in 2009 became one of those business crowdfunding companies famous for launching capital funds from both accredited and nonaccredited investors for one OTHER little startup of a business beast — you guessed it, FACEBOOK.

It certainly helps that MicroVentures happens to focus on businesses in the software, mobile, media, entertainment, social, gaming and green-tech industries, so Facebook definitely had fit right in. And the budget to raise can be anywhere between the $150K to $1MM range. Not too bad.

What does this tell you? If you're thinking about starting up a new business and need some venture capital to get it off the ground running, MicroVentures might be a great possibility for you!

5 Kickstarter Alternatives for Business Startup Crowdfunding

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#PopeFrancis: a Message of Love and…. INTOLERANCE? Specifically, the issue of same-sex marriage…

23 Jan , 2016  

#PopeFrancis: a Message of Love and…. INTOLERANCE?

Specifically, the issue of same-sex marriages — something that currently stirs plenty of emotions in the United States — is a bit of a massive roller coaster ride for one Pope Francis, not that many popes of the past would disagree with his stance as well.

Obviously, according to the Christian religion, homosexuality is a sin. However, acceptance and love of those who are homosexual are NOT. You begin to wonder, though, where exactly the line falls for the likes of Pope Francis, having expressed the same love and acceptance for all homosexuals, because here's the thing about him:

He does oppose same-sex marriages. Seriously, in fact. He opposes it so much that he immediately opposed the bill introduced back in 2010 for the country of Argentina. He was actually VERBAL about it.

This could address even more issues here in the U.S. regarding his stance, because as we know: change is apparent here when it involves same-sex marriage. You then start to wonder just what Pope Francis would even think about the United States knowing that so many of our states approve such an institution….

4 Issues Pope Francis May Influence in Today’s Legal Arena

It’s a grand scale of change — for the Vatican and for the world, thanks to Pope Francis’ unique stand on these issues. Radically different? Find out!

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