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2021 Review: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

2021 Review: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

Once limited to boring charge cards and reserved for big businesses, the modern business credit card is now as varied and feature-packed as any consumer card on the market. Business credit cards come with rewards of all types, from cash back to miles and all the points in between, and a host of benefits that may make both your business and personal lives easier. Easily competing for a top place among the best small business rewards credit cards is the Ink Business Preferred®... read more »

2021 Review: Ink Business Cash® Credit Card vs. Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

2021 Review: Ink Business Cash® Credit Card vs. Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

In this article we'll take a look at a couple of popular business credit cards from Chase -- Ink Business Cash vs. Ink Business Preferred -- to see how these cards compare and contrast with one another, and how they can each benefit small business owners. Each business has different needs and conditions to grow, but most businesses need the same basic tools to really thrive. One of the most important of those tools is reliable financing, and one of the easiest places to start is... read more »

Foxit & Panasonic’s Partnership Provides Finserv Companies with PDF Compression Tools that Compile Documents into a Simple Digital Archive

Foxit & Panasonic’s Partnership Provides Finserv Companies with PDF Compression Tools that Compile Documents into a Simple Digital Archive

In a Nutshell: FDIC's records retention laws and other federally issued mandates require financial service providers to retain thousands of everyday business documents each year. The documents, if kept in their original paper form, can take up a lot of real estate in an office or branch building. To meet modern document storage needs, Foxit has partnered with hardware giant Panasonic to offer its industry leading PDF compression and archive solutions in scanners available worldwide.... read more »

The Joy of Discovery: Tophatter Offers a More Engaging Shopping Experience Through Flash Auctions on Quality Products

The Joy of Discovery: Tophatter Offers a More Engaging Shopping Experience Through Flash Auctions on Quality Products

In a Nutshell: Younger shoppers have shown a preference for affordable, unbranded items over expensive, brand-name products. Tophatter caters to those consumers and the changing e-commerce landscape with its discovery shopping app that features a fast-paced auction format, enabling consumers to snap up great deals in the nick of time. The app encourages consumers to discover items by browsing, not searching. A fun alternative to traditional online shopping, the user-driven... read more »

Unit4 Cloud ERP Eliminates Repetitive Tasks and Streamlines Back-Office Functions that Cost Finserv Companies Time and Money

Unit4 Cloud ERP Eliminates Repetitive Tasks and Streamlines Back-Office Functions that Cost Finserv Companies Time and Money

In a Nutshell: Companies have used enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for decades to organize and execute back-office processes like HR, payroll, and accounting. Advances in technology in recent years have increased the usefulness of these programs by automating repetitive tasks and eliminating the need for human interaction with the software. Unit4 is leading the innovative charge with a cloud-based ERP that features its digital assistant, Wanda. The ERP runs on a single... read more »

12 Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses in 2021

12 Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses in 2021

Selecting the best business credit cards for new businesses is just one of many tasks associated with launching a new venture. Below, we'll take a look at some of the best business credit cards available today for those businesses that are just starting out. For every new business owner, there are certain moments that really make you stop and think, "Wow! I made a business." And more than simply magic moments, these events are also important milestones reached by a budding business.... read more »

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2021

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2021

In the article below, we'll take a look at some of the best 2% cash back business credit cards available today -- a tool that can come in extremely handy for small businesses with tight budgets. Businesses are expensive. Depending on the size of your business, you could be looking at a yearly cost of between $600 and $1,800 per employee, on vital supplies, including office supplies, tech equipment, janitorial supplies, and breakroom products. And that's before you add in any of the... read more »

Volusion Payments Powered by Chase® Aims to Revolutionize Online Payment Processing for SMBs with Transaction Fees as Low as 2.4%

Volusion Payments Powered by Chase® Aims to Revolutionize Online Payment Processing for SMBs with Transaction Fees as Low as 2.4%

In a Nutshell: Today’s entrepreneurs must focus as much on customer experience as they do on the products and services they deliver if they want to grow and thrive. Online retailers are dependent on positive reviews from customers, even if they have minimal interaction with them. A beautiful website design that is secure and easy to checkout increases your chances of success in a growing online marketplace. The numbers tell the story. Digital sales accounted for $1 in every $7 of... read more »

Brightcove’s Video Products Allow Financial Institutions to Market to Customers without Security or Compliance Worries

Brightcove’s Video Products Allow Financial Institutions to Market to Customers without Security or Compliance Worries

In a Nutshell: Businesses in all industries turn to online video every day to get their message out to potential customers.  With advances in technology, businesses require expertise in marketing analytics and security so their videos are delivered, consumed, and interacted with to their best potential. Brightcove, an industry leader in content delivery and hosting has become the solution that many top financial firms turn to publish, host, and secure their internal and external... read more »

How Electric Cloud’s Automated Software Allows Financial Institutions to Improve Customer Experiences While Minimizing Costs & Technological Downtime

How Electric Cloud’s Automated Software Allows Financial Institutions to Improve Customer Experiences While Minimizing Costs & Technological Downtime

In a Nutshell: Businesses in all industries deal with consumer demand for software experiences that are both easy to use and attractive. Few sectors deal with these requirements more than financial services. Electric Cloud’s automated software update deployment systems meet the high customer and security requirements banks face, while keeping systems online and operational through updates. ElectricFlow automates critical workflows, making them repeatable. This removes the chance of... read more »

CodeWeavers Makes It Fast, Easy & Affordable to Run Windows Applications on Non-Windows Systems

CodeWeavers Makes It Fast, Easy & Affordable to Run Windows Applications on Non-Windows Systems

In a Nutshell: Getting Windows applications or games to function on non-Windows systems can often be a tricky and expensive process. A pricy Windows license, virtual machine, and programs like Boot Camp can get the job done for the most part, but the costs can be prohibitive — and that’s without mentioning performance issues. For those facing this issue, software company CodeWeavers created a compatibility layer product called CrossOver, which enables Windows applications,... read more »

21 Best Small Business Credit Cards with Rewards (2021)

21 Best Small Business Credit Cards with Rewards (2021)

According to my uncle, owning a business is remarkably similar to raising a child. Its ups are your ups, its downs are your downs — and everything costs twice as much as you expected. When it comes to the costs of raising a family, many consumer credit cards can help you take the edge off your expenses by offering lucrative purchase rewards such as cash back rebates or vacation-ready air miles. In another parallel, your business can also earn a little budget boost from the right... read more »

WebStarts Offers Entrepreneurs Tools to Build a Web Presence Regardless of Technical Ability

WebStarts Offers Entrepreneurs Tools to Build a Web Presence Regardless of Technical Ability

In a Nutshell:The internet has become the modern-day phonebook, and businesses lacking a digital presence are those that tend to fall behind. If you’re looking to start a business — or have an existing side hustle to supplement your income — a professional website is among the best investments you can make. WebStarts is one of the web’s leading providers of do-it-yourself web design tools. Its easy drag-and-drop interface allows users with any degree of design experience to... read more »

Maine.gov Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Providing a User-Friendly, One-Stop Shop for Business Resources

Maine.gov Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Providing a User-Friendly, One-Stop Shop for Business Resources

In a Nutshell: Entrepreneurs launching a new business often find state and local governments to be hurdles, but that's not the case everywhere. Through a concerted effort to encourage new businesses to invest in the Maine economy, the state provides a comprehensive business portal on its official website, Maine.gov. The resources online answer virtually any question that prospective business owners may have about setting up shop in Maine. The site directs them to the proper... read more »

4 Tips—Getting Business Credit Cards with No Personal Credit Check

4 Tips—Getting Business Credit Cards with No Personal Credit Check

If you're launching a new business, you're likely going to need some funds in the form of credit. But if your personal credit score makes you groan, keep reading as we take a look at business credit cards with no personal credit check. During a bout of homestead-fever a few years ago, I (somewhat) seriously contemplated starting a small flock of backyard chickens. Of course, I'd never spent much time in a chicken's company — unless the hapless bird was part of the meal — so I... read more »

TriNet’s Full-Service HR Solutions Help Financial Service Companies Streamline Operations, Maintain Compliance & Retain Top Talent

TriNet’s Full-Service HR Solutions Help Financial Service Companies Streamline Operations, Maintain Compliance & Retain Top Talent

In a Nutshell: The most valuable resource for any business is its workforce. Navigating the intricacies of hiring and retaining talent, training employees, managing payroll and benefits, and ensuring compliance is no cakewalk — especially for smaller businesses with fewer resources. One company, TriNet, has more than 30 years of experience in helping SMBs outsource their HR needs. While its offerings extend to more than a dozen industries, financial services is a key area of focus,... read more »

Kronos® for Banking — Recognizing the Best-in-Class Workforce Software Suite and the Role It Plays in Employee Engagement

Kronos® for Banking — Recognizing the Best-in-Class Workforce Software Suite and the Role It Plays in Employee Engagement

In a Nutshell: Customer satisfaction is everything in banking, and your employees are on the front lines every day as the faces of your institution. Your workforce is your biggest expense, so it makes sense to get the most out of it. While Kronos and its workforce management software isn’t limited to financial institutions, its Kronos for Banking solution is specifically tailored to the needs of banks. The software makes it easy and cost-effective to manage employee scheduling, lobby... read more »

2017’s Top Credit Union Employer — ESL Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Programs to Promote Career Advancement

2017’s Top Credit Union Employer — ESL Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Programs to Promote Career Advancement

In a Nutshell: ESL Federal Credit Union has developed a reputation for putting people first, a concept rooted in the generous spirit of its founder George Eastman. The company started as a bank in 1920 for George's factory employees and evolved into a credit union when it changed its charter in 1996. Since the institutional shift, ESL has prospered thanks to a commitment in investing in employees. ESL benefits include pensions, 401(k) matching, tuition matching, internal-promotion... read more »

Ideally Situated to Serve Tech Startups, Silicon Valley Bank Opens Doors for Companies

Ideally Situated to Serve Tech Startups, Silicon Valley Bank Opens Doors for Companies

In a Nutshell: Silicon Valley Bank, a financial institution that backs startups in several industries, has helped fund many of the top startup companies in the last 30 years. With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, and offices around the world, the bank has created contacts with foreign businesses and governments that make it attractive to new companies looking to expand. Going beyond geographical boundaries, SVB is a leader among venture... read more »

The United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card — Best Frequent Flyer Bonus Program for Small Business Owners

The United MileagePlus® Explorer Business Card — Best Frequent Flyer Bonus Program for Small Business Owners

In a Nutshell: From advertising to everyday expenses, business owners know that credit cards can be a real asset, especially in industries that require frequent travel. The United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card rewards SMB owners with two miles for every dollar spent on United Airlines flights, as well as categories, like restaurants, gas stations, and office supplies. All other purchases are worth one mile per dollar spent, and cardholders receive 50,000 bonus miles after... read more »

From One Item to One Focus: How 1Sale.com Boosts Engagement with Daily Deals that Make Saving Money More Exciting

From One Item to One Focus: How 1Sale.com Boosts Engagement with Daily Deals that Make Saving Money More Exciting

In a Nutshell: Consumers In search of the best prices can become overwhelmed with the tediousness of comparison shopping among countless online retailers. At the same time, excessive marketing tactics and ever-present sale events can often dampen their excitement. Since its launch in 2007, 1Sale.com has set itself apart as a daily deal website dedicated to bringing its users the best markdowns, which has helped it build a loyal following of millions of visitors. While 1Sale started as... read more »

Bank of America’s ESG Efforts Remain Nationally Recognized for Gender Equality

Bank of America’s ESG Efforts Remain Nationally Recognized for Gender Equality

In a Nutshell: Through conscious social investment in women, Bank of America has become one of the most progressive banks in the US when it comes to gender equality in the workplace. With a global workforce that’s more than 50% female, the drive for inclusion and parity shows in the numbers. BofA also boasts the highest-ranking female executive among the major banks, Anne M. Finucane, Vice-Chairman and head of the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts.... read more »

Logoworks: Helping New Finance Blogs Establish Their Brand Identity Through Custom Graphic Design Projects & Professional Marketing Collateral

Logoworks: Helping New Finance Blogs Establish Their Brand Identity Through Custom Graphic Design Projects & Professional Marketing Collateral

In a Nutshell: Developing memorable logos and websites are key pieces to creating visibility around new businesses, but these are jobs best left to professional designers. Instead of contest-based design, Logoworks is an online graphic design agency that treats creatives like the professionals they are. Founded in 2001, Logoworks employs a global team of designers dedicated to customized design who provide businesses with professional-looking graphics at fair prices. The agency... read more »

NetSuite Earns Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Cloud-Based ERP Solution for Financial Services

NetSuite Earns Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Cloud-Based ERP Solution for Financial Services

In a Nutshell: Used by over 40,000 organizations and subsidiaries across more than 160 countries, including some of the largest institutions in finance, Oracle NetSuite Global Business Unit (GBU) earns our Editor's Choice Award™ for its cloud-based ERP solution and financial management platform. An early pioneer in cloud technology, NetSuite provides a single, cohesive application and comprehensive solution, enabling global access to real-time data from any web browser or mobile... read more »

Capture 5X More User Engagement with New Conversational Forms from QuestionPro — The Leader in Online Survey Software Trusted by the Biggest Financial Institutions

Capture 5X More User Engagement with New Conversational Forms from QuestionPro — The Leader in Online Survey Software Trusted by the Biggest Financial Institutions

In a Nutshell: Despite the links to consumer surveys at the bottom of every receipt and customer-facing email, it can be difficult to maintain engagement long enough to get actionable feedback. Experienced survey and analytics company, QuestionPro, is turning surveys and forms into insightful conversations with new Conversational Forms. Designed to look and feel like an interactive online chat, Conversational Forms receive five times the responses as traditional surveys by engaging... read more »