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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 (2020)

21 Best Small Business Credit Cards with Rewards (2020)

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 »

Take the Conversation to the Next Level: Olark’s Live-Chat Features & Analytics Help Finance Bloggers Better Connect with Their Audience

Take the Conversation to the Next Level: Olark’s Live-Chat Features & Analytics Help Finance Bloggers Better Connect with Their Audience

In a Nutshell: The informal and often anecdotal nature of a finance blog helps make it a powerful venue for talking about a stressful and personal subject like finance. However, as writers working on a digital platform, it can be challenging for bloggers to form the all-important human connection with their readers. Live chat software company Olark is helping to change that by providing a simple, effective way to communicate with visitors and answer questions in real time. With a... read more »

Accountant-Free Invoicing Software: FreshBooks Provides a Simple Solution for Service-Based Small Business Owners

Accountant-Free Invoicing Software: FreshBooks Provides a Simple Solution for Service-Based Small Business Owners

In a Nutshell: Despite the wealth of accounting programs out there, for many years service-based small business owners were stuck using unwieldy or bloated software to meet their invoicing needs. That is, they were -- until one frustrated business owner took matters into his own hands and created FreshBooks. Today, the cloud-based accounting platform has been used by more than 10 million people to track time, generate and manage invoices, and even collect credit card or Apple Pay... read more »

“How to Build Business Credit” — 7 Expert Recommendations to Build Credit Fast

“How to Build Business Credit” — 7 Expert Recommendations to Build Credit Fast

My business is my passion and has been from the moment the idea for it popped into my head. Generally speaking, before a good idea can be implemented, it will require some financial backing to get it off the ground. I quickly realized when starting out that you really do have to spend money to make money, but the challenge was finding that money to spend. That's where I sought the help of any financial institution that would extend me business credit. While it was not always easy... read more »

Music to Your Ears: How Licensing Tunes Through ASCAP Can Help Keep Your Customers in the Buying Mood

Music to Your Ears: How Licensing Tunes Through ASCAP Can Help Keep Your Customers in the Buying Mood

In a Nutshell: Studies have illustrated the psychological effect of background music on consumers and how business owners can use it to influence buying habits. However, songwriters and music publishers need to be compensated for their work. That’s where the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers comes in. A professional membership organization run by songwriters and publishers that operates as a nonprofit, ASCAP distributes licenses to businesses who seek the legal... read more »

How Mindjet™ Mind Mapping Software Can Help You Improve Your Budget, Manage Projects & Simplify Business Planning

How Mindjet™ Mind Mapping Software Can Help You Improve Your Budget, Manage Projects & Simplify Business Planning

In a Nutshell: The mind is a messy place, and no two are quite alike. While great for invention and creativity, the differences in the way we think can make it difficult to communicate, especially when dealing with complex ideas. MindManager software from the Mindjet team at Corel goes well beyond mind mapping to help companies simplify planning and become better aligned. Allowing teams to collaboratively plan and manage projects, MindManager has an easy-to-use interface and... read more »

CardFellow: Helping Businesses Choose a Credit Card Processor with Transparent Comparisons and Savings of Up To 40%

CardFellow: Helping Businesses Choose a Credit Card Processor with Transparent Comparisons and Savings of Up To 40%

In a Nutshell: What began as a simple blog to answer credit card processing questions has become an interactive marketplace for small business to compare, apples to apples, processing rates and fees. CardFellow was founded to be an advocate for businesses by tying processing companies to legally binding contracts to ensure lower rates and better customer service. With plans to expand its detailed reviews and offer additional tools, CardFellow wants to help businesses make informed... read more »

Financing Business Using Credit Cards (18 Expert Picks)

Financing Business Using Credit Cards (18 Expert Picks)

Using business credit cards to finance a small- to medium-sized enterprise can be a great idea for someone who understands how to do it properly and meets these criteria: doesn't need more than $50,000 cannot secure a traditional business loan doesn't have the necessary collateral for an SBA loan wants to take advantage of the rewards a credit card can offer There are many advantages to using a credit card over a bank loan. There are risks as well. But any way a large... read more »