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ProProfs Can Save Finserv Companies up to 70% on Training Costs with a Digitized Platform that Analyzes and Stores Data

ProProfs Can Save Finserv Companies up to 70% on Training Costs with a Digitized Platform that Analyzes and Stores Data

In a Nutshell: Training new or existing employees can be an expensive process that costs businesses time, money, and manpower resources that are hard to replace. Human resources offices often dedicate an employee to oversee training and the signing of new-hire paperwork, which adds to the costs with document printing and storage. ProProfs is a leader in providing online training and educational tools to more than 1.2 million businesses, educators, and students worldwide. The platform... read more »

Over 100,000 Global Companies Access Creditsafe Business Credit Reports to Safeguard Potential Deals and Partnerships

Over 100,000 Global Companies Access Creditsafe Business Credit Reports to Safeguard Potential Deals and Partnerships

In a Nutshell: Credit reports are the lifeblood of the consumer credit world and can facilitate the process of buying a car or home, or obtaining a personal loan or credit card. The composite score gives banks a clear picture of an applicant's payment history and highlights his or her ability to make good on the contract. The same format exists in the business world, but company credit reports are often so expensive to obtain that many firms pass on the opportunity to fully investigate... read more »

More than 20,000 IMS Members in the US and Canada Barter Goods and Services to Increase Business and Save on Their Bottom Line

More than 20,000 IMS Members in the US and Canada Barter Goods and Services to Increase Business and Save on Their Bottom Line

In a Nutshell: Bartering has been a part of the world's economic system since tribes traded goods and services more than 8,000 years ago. Today, businesses use bartering networks provided by the International Monetary System (IMS) to exchange excess goods or services for IMS Trade Dollars they use within the network to purchase goods or services from other members. One Trade Dollar is equivalent to the value of one US dollar and is reportable to the IRS each tax season via Form 1099-B.... read more »

Payoneer Provides a Safe and Secure Payment Solution for Businesses Expanding Across the Globe

Payoneer Provides a Safe and Secure Payment Solution for Businesses Expanding Across the Globe

In a Nutshell: Businesses that expand into global markets often run into difficulty when managing their payments. At home, paying employees and receiving payments from clients is a simple, everyday routine. But abroad, that routine can turn into a complicated process. That’s why Payoneer launched in 2005. Payoneer aims to help companies manage risk, identify fraud, and navigate confusing foreign regulations. Whether it’s working with giant retailers like Amazon, emerging online... read more »

Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Reports Detail Macroeconomic Industry Trends & Real-Time Spending Data to Give SMBs the Upper Hand

Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Reports Detail Macroeconomic Industry Trends & Real-Time Spending Data to Give SMBs the Upper Hand

In a Nutshell: Mastercard Advisors is an industry leader in consumer spending data, with a monthly SpendingPulse™ report that compiles data from 13 US sectors and 42 subsectors, as well as spending information for the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil. Mastercard's 2,000 data scientists take the 160 million hourly transactions from the Mastercard Network and add 1.5 million rules and algorithms to create the only macroeconomic indicator of US industry... read more »

LegalShield Protects SMB Owners with Monthly Plans that Provide Access to a State-Licensed Lawyer and Legal Help

LegalShield Protects SMB Owners with Monthly Plans that Provide Access to a State-Licensed Lawyer and Legal Help

In a Nutshell: Over half a million new small businesses pop up around America each year. While cash flow issues keep many of these businesses from celebrating their first anniversary, many others fail due to legal matters — issues with paperwork or litigation that deplete business cash reserves. Monthly plans through LegalShield give businesses up to 100 employees regular access to lawyers in their state who can counsel them on paperwork and document reviews, debt collection, civil... read more »

2022 Review of Chase’s Ink Business Cash® Credit Card

2022 Review of Chase’s Ink Business Cash® Credit Card

Though many likely think of wealthy Fortune 500 CEOs when they hear the words "business owner," the vast majority of businesses are not major corporations. In fact, 99.7% of all US businesses are small businesses — more than half of which are home-based businesses. Despite this contrast, it can sometimes seem that the majority of business credit products are aimed at the heavy hitters, rather than the everyday small business. When you're working out of a home office, who wants to... read more »

Bento Prepaid Debit Cards Limit Where and When Spending Takes Place Helping Businesses Monitor and Control Expenses

Bento Prepaid Debit Cards Limit Where and When Spending Takes Place Helping Businesses Monitor and Control Expenses

In a Nutshell: Many established small- and medium-sized businesses still cannot qualify for business credit cards because of strict application requirements that demand high revenue or good personal credit history. Customers use Bento prepaid debit cards to replace company credit cards, reimbursement checks, and cash. Bento’s cards don’t require a credit check and are pre-loaded with funds that can be assigned to granular categories including gas purchases, travel expenses, or... read more »

2022 Review: Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

2022 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 »

2022 Review: Ink Business Cash® Credit Card vs. Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card

2022 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 »

Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses

Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses

Selecting the best business credit cards for new businesses is just one of many tasks associated with launching a new venture. For every new business owner, certain moments 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. Perhaps surprising, however, is that many of these moments are just that — momentary. These are fleeting things like opening the first piece of... read more »

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2022

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2022

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 (2022)

21 Best Small Business Credit Cards with Rewards (2022)

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 »