How to Avoid Unexpected or Hidden Merchant Processing Fees

Here’s the ugly truth: Because there are so many different rates and fees involved in having a merchant account, some businesses end up paying more than they expected.

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What do you believe is the most important issue your business faces today? [Survey]

Take our latest small business survey and see how your response matches up with other business owners.

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How gift cards can help your small business grow

As the Los Angeles Times recently put it, gift cards aren’t just for the big boys anymore. Small businesses are starting to reap the benefits as well.

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Greening the Office: 22 Ways You Can Green the Office on April 22nd

Earth Day is here. Check out these 22 ways you can you make your office a more green environment not only today, but EVERY day.

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Customers as Friends: 4 Ways to Create Brand Loyalists

Building customer loyalty is a core goal for anyone marketing a business. Recruiting brand loyalists can be a grueling pursuit, but one that can pay dividends. We’ve provided a few ways you can take things even further by making your customers your friends.

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The Lowdown on Business Lending with Peter Downs (Part Two)

We recently spoke with Newtek’s President of Business Lending, Peter Downs, about small businesses and the state of small business lending. This is the conclusion of the two-part interview.

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Is Your Small Business Socially Engaged?

According to a recent study, 2009 was the year that small businesses really started to understand the value of adopting social media. Is your business socially engaged?

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What a Frilled Lizard Can Teach Us About Business (3 Easy Ways to Make your Business Look Bigger & More Credible)

Here’s 3 easy ways your small business can be like the Frilled Lizard.

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The Lowdown on Small Business Lending with Peter Downs (Part 1)

We recently spoke with Newtek’s President of Business Lending, Peter Downs, about small businesses and the state of small business lending. This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Selling ad space getting a little tough? Sell T-Shirts!

For content-driven websites, or even content in print, for that matter, monetization is typically limited to advertising—the selling of ad space. This model, however, leaves businesses at the mercy of a fickle advertising market, which has been in a substantial recession since last spring.

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