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Five Steps to Quality Online Store Photos

High quality photos don’t have to come at a high price or extensive time commitment if you take the right steps to prepare. No need to buy a fancy or expensive camera to get the right shot, your smartphone will work just fine! Follow these simple, do-it-yourself tips so that you can showcase your products through awesome photos:

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Retail Discount Ideas for Black Friday

Black Friday is holiest day of the year for shoppers and business owners alike. Whether you’re a huge corporation or a local retail store, gaining competitive edge during this huge spending day can be a daunting task. You will have to get creative and prepare to take risks  to avoid being washed out by the competition.

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How to Plan the Ultimate #GivingTuesday Campaign

Every year it feels like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier... But did you know this time coincides with the highest giving time of the year for nonprofit organizations?

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Payscape vs Paypal Donations: Comparing Payment Options [Infographic]


With the holidays right around the corner, nonprofit organizations are gearing up for the highest time of the giving season. Therefore, you must make the donation process as seamless and fast as possible for your contributors. Just like some our larger competitors, Payscape offers your organization a way to take those donations online with just a click of a button!

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5 Things Small Business Owners Forget Before Launching

           Becoming your own boss is a risky endeavor that many believe only a select few can succeed at. Those who take the leap into launching a small business are ready to face the many obstacles that go along with it. Whether it’s your first or 10th small business launch there will be surprises around every corner. That is why it is important to prepare for the unexpected.

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It’s Time: A Guide to Creating Your First Small Business Website

Having a website is an intangible, yet an ever-important extension of your company and brand. It is quickly becoming a cornerstone of small business success. In 2016 however, a Clutch.com survey of 350 small businesses suggested that just over 50% in the U.S. had created a functioning website. When asked why they did not, industry relevance and cost were the two most common responses among participants. Let’s face it, having a website in the current business environment is absolutely essential for all companies large and small. But how do you decide what website creation experience is right for your small business’s functions, and how do you avoid paying more than you want or need to?

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How to Expand Your Retail Customer Base

Contributing Author: John Burns

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Small Business Tips: How to Connect with Your Prospects

Contributing Author: Robert Callahan                                                                                            

Let’s be honest: there really is no perfect time to call prospects, and no perfect subject line that will make them open every email. Prospecting is hard! In fact, 38% of salespeople struggle most with prospecting. It’s a challenge to say the least, but with a little bit of guidance, it doesn’t have to be. Take into account these four considerations to ensure the most efficient follow up success with your prospects:

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How to Open a Restaurant: 7 Steps for Beginners

Contributing Author: Mimi Thomas

The changing lifestyles of today’s consumers is driving the demand in food-service businesses. Nowadays, many people don’t have time or the urge to cook. Since more and more consumers are looking to try out the next trendy cuisine or the most convenient to-go operation, the restaurant industry needs to keep up with the latest consumer trends now more than ever.

Dreaming of opening up your own bistro or cafe? We’ve got the tips to get you started:

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Here's Why Online Registration Beats Paper

Gone are the days of long registration and those pesky paper forms to register for an event. More event and camp planners are starting to see the benefits of taking all their elements viral with online registration software. Not only does it eliminate unnecessary paperwork, but online registration also improves marketing capabilities while giving participants the convenience of registering on their own time.

Still not convinced? Check out the benefits of making the switch from paper forms to online registration:

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