Quick question: What are the two staples of success in the modern B2C market? Chances are the first words out of your mouth had to do with amazing customer service and lower prices. These were the benchmarks of business for generations, and while customer service is still incredibly important, a lower price is getting nearly impossible to deliver. There’s always someone who can provide the same good for a lower price — and chances are they’re on the internet.
Some days we feel like a broken record around here. We can only say, “We do save you both time and money with an actual flat rate!” so many times. So today we’d like to share a new testimonial from a raving fan who had an all-too-familiar experience. In fact, Nina Pioletti, our Director of Sales, wrote a blog about another similar scam processor not too long ago, but this merchant still fell prey to the same tricks, which unfortunately are all too common in the merchant services world. Our best advice is always to let us review any proposal you receive before you jump ship. We promise, if it’s a better deal we will try to match it, or we will let you go with a friendly wave. We are not in the business of making enemies, but we do take our responsibility seriously to ensure that business owners, like you, are effectively positioned to accept all forms of electronic payments for a fair, flat rate. Please don’t make the same mistake as this customer did and leave for a ‘great sounding deal’! All too often, merchants come back to us with scary, expensive stories like this one.
Running a business is more than servicing your patients or customers. Business owner-entrepreneurs must handle all aspects including cash flow, growth, bookkeeping, credit and more. And even if you’ve hired the best of the best to do the day-to-day business finance tasks, business owners must be engaged and active in managing these critical aspects so that when you decide to grow, sell, or retire you can. Here are six important business finance tips to live by that will ensure your profitability and longevity in whatever field you’re in.