How Did Cheap Credit Card Processing Change Small Businesses?

 

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

In the past, for a business to offer credit card processing they had to pay a pretty penny. Some processing companies require setup fees and equipment rental payments while others charge fees for processing each credit or debit card. Such fees can add up and lead to many small businesses not being able to process credit/debit card transactions. This, of course, leads to the loss of customers which can be detrimental to the business.

Thankfully, cheap credit card processing options have entered the picture and merchant services are offered at a premium.  Small businesses can sign up for merchant accounts and have access to POS solutions with no fees and little to no startup cost. Such companies as Merchant Account Solutions have made it easy for small businesses to begin to accept credit and debit card payments.

Small businesses have several options with such companies as MAS including mobile payment solutions, credit card readers, and tablet devices. You also have the option to integrate additional features based on what your business requires. Small businesses have benefited greatly from installing such systems for credit card and debit card payments. wo

How Has This Changed Small Businesses?

With the affordable credit card processing services, small businesses can compete with medium to large competitors. In the past, without credit/debit card transaction options, small businesses would lose customers. Trying to keep up with fees from processing companies has led to many businesses closing up shop. Now that a cheap option is on offer, small businesses can thrive and grow, providing the same great payment methods as their larger competitors.

Overall, small businesses have a better success rate when being able to accept credit and debit card payments. By working with such companies as Merchant Account Solutions, these businesses can offer the same payment methods, which create return customers and a thriving business.

Why go wireless

 

Wireless sound system is the best method today in the music and entertainment industry, gone are the days when cords and cables were attached to every machine when doing programs on stage and other activities that need sound systems, resulting in a tedious set-up, time consuming tasks and limited movements on stage. Without the cables, it saves you time when it comes to setting up and more freedom to access your venue.
Did you know that Guitar Center has, wireless mic at a great price! and why wireless microphone is best;

wireless mic
A favorite among vocalists and public speakers alike, these compact systems offer total freedom of movement and are attached to a body pack that transmits a wireless signal to its receiver. When it comes to singing and sound amplification, there are lots of options available to get yourself heard. Wireless systems take care of this without the use of cords or cables, giving them an edge over their wired counterparts when it comes to portability and ease of set up. Whether you’re hitting the stage for a set or speaking to a large group about your love of music, a wireless system is the solution to all your sound projection needs.

Saving Money to be a Stay at Home Mom

 

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At one time, it was almost a given that moms would be stay-at-home moms. In fact, it was actually a given that women would stay home in general. Now, with more and more women entering the workforce couples often plan their lives around having two salaries and it can be a severe hardship to go from two salaries to one. For women who want to be stay-at-home moms, it often takes a great deal of saving, budgeting and financial discipline to make it happen – but it is certainly possible. Here are 4 great ways to save money in order to fulfill your dream of being a stay-at-home mom.

1. Stop eating out regularly

When you work a full-time job, it’s hard to find time for cooking and meal prep, but eating out can cost up to 3 times what preparing the same meal for yourself may cost. There are a vast number of ways to make quick, easy, inexpensive meals that will help you save money on food expenses. Slow cooker meals in particular are great because you can generally throw the ingredients in the cooker in the morning, have a full, complete, home-cooked meal when you get home and still have enough left-over’s to take for lunch the next day. There is almost no limit to the wide variety of meals you can make in a slow cooker, so you can make a slow cooker meal every day and still enjoy a vast variety of dishes. Of course you don’t have to cut out eating out entirely, but save it for date night or a few special occasions. Eating out may even become a special treat once again instead of the same daily ho-hum event.

2. Cut the cable

With the wide number of free and low cost apps available today ranging from Hulu to Netflix to HBO and Showtime paid apps, it’s easier than ever to save a great deal of money every month on the cable bill. Just be careful, however, because those monthly bills add up and you could end up spending more on apps than you did on cable. Most of them offer month to month subscriptions, however, so you can also rotate which ones you want each month.

3. Do some work online

No matter how much you scrimp, save, pinch or cut back, there are always going to be lean times or times you need money fast. There has never been a better time for stay-at-home moms who need to make money fast to do just that. From photography skills to writing to admin skills, you can market your skills online through a wide variety of platforms. Best of all, with many online platforms you can often get paid the same week you start working.

4. Set up an automatic deposit to put a certain amount of each paycheck into savings

If you already use automatic deposit at your work, you can generally have your employer automatically deposit a certain amount of your paycheck into a savings account each pay period and the rest into a checking account. Money is often easiest to save if it never passes through your hands in the first place. If you can’t set up an automatic deposit into savings through your employer, try doing the same thing through your bank instead.

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The most wonderful woman in our life

 

This is my mother and we call her Nanay (mother), she’s going to be 83 this August, though she’s not as strong as before (cannot walk longer than 5 minutes because of arthritis, feeling pain on her knee). She’s still the same nanay, a disciplinarian to grandkids but very sweet at the same time though sometimes a little bit cranky, lol. Our inspiration who never gets tired of guiding us and gives advice whenever we needed one.

Mama dear

To our Nanay, a happy happy Mother’s day, although everyday is a mother’s day because of the love you always showered us. You keep the bond of our family very tight even if some of the members are residing thousand miles away, your love keep us close together. I’m just hoping that we can have a family get-together where everyone is present and have a party with lots of music, with instruments bought from http://www.musiciansfriend.com/clarinets/new.

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Enjoy #PrimeSummer with your Kids with easy-to-prepare refreshments!

Megaprime Corn shake

Summer has always been the perfect season for the ultimate bonding experience specially since the kids are on vacation, while you may plan and do a lot of summer activities, there are some activities at home which can let you have a #PrimeSummer experience.

On of the activities that your kids will surely enjoy is to let them help you in preparing some fun and exciting summer refreshments. It shows them to learn new stuff while satisfying your family’s craving for cool drinks and snacks as a way to beat the summer heat.

Here are two must-try goodies that you can make using #MegaPrime whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn.

Ice pops

 Sweet Corn Ice Pops

if there is one thing that kids and the kids-at-heart will truly enjoy this summer is the delectable corn ice pops, this refreshment is easy to make, specially with the easy-to-open Mega Prime Cream Style Corn.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pack plain gelatine
  • 1/2 condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream or all-purpose cream
  • 1 can 425g cream style corn

Procedure:

  1.  In a pot, pour 1/4 cup water and one pack gelatine. Mix well until gelatine granules are dissolved.
  2. Cook in low heat the dissolved mixture and add the rest of the ingredients,
  3. Mix well and simmer for a minute or 2.
  4. Remove from stove and let cool.
  5. Pour mixture into ice pops maker and chill overnight.

Sweet corn shake

ingredients:

  • 1 can cream style sweet corn
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • ice
  • 2 cups water
  • sugar (exceptional depends on sweetness preference)

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Serve and enjoy…

These exciting summer coolers are made one-step easier with Mega Prime whole kernel and Cream-style Corn in 425g easy-to-open cans. It’s an ideal partner for moms to create refreshing recipes and still have enough bonding time with their loved ones this vacation season, so that families can enjoy a #PrimeSummer!

Mega Prime is a complete array of high quality products that are bursting with freshness. Aside from canned corn, Mega Prime also has canned green peas and mushroom that can turn the simplest of recipes to hearty, delicious and delectable meals for the entire family.

To learn more about Mega Prime, visit their website at http://megaglobal.com.ph/megaprimequality or follow their FB and IG: @MegaPrimeQuality