If you ever started a business or are thinking of starting a business you should be prepared for a lot of solicitors, many offering services you really don't need, but some services are legitimate and can be helpful to your business. We've gotten so many mail solicitations for credit card terminals, all promising so much for very little money. Credit card acceptance is important, you can't really succeed as a business online without accepting credit cards, but there are so many services out there that offer merchant accounts at a low cost and they're easy to sign up.
When you have a traditional brick and motor store, it's also important to accept credit cards, not accepting cards really hurts a business, especially since cash is becoming less and less important in today's market. Why many business owners do not accept credit cards is puzzling, maybe they do not want to deal with the hassle of learning how to use the terminal, or don't want to open a merchant account or they just like to keep things simple with cash.
The days of paper money are winding down, and now a company called SquareUp is bridging the gap between cash and traditional credit card terminals. The device, which is free, is attached to an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and allows anyone to accept credit cards instead of cash. This is great news not only for small businesses, but for outdoor vendors, event vendors as well as regular folks just selling stuff on eBay or CraigsList. Not only is the device free but the rates for such transactions are competitive with the rate services like Paypal would charge you, and it wouldn't require the user to sign up and sign in.
For more information visit SquareUp, and for more information about forming your own business or whether it be forming a Limited Liability Company, forming a Corporation or even applying for a DBA, please give us a call at 866-999-8200.