Friday, January 30, 2015

Podcast - Building Online Communities

Listen to Entrepreneur Podcast Network host Eric Dye and guest Jeffery Lakes discuss the following:

  • What is the ultimate goal of
  • In using a crowd funding campaign portal, why are most campaigns missing their mark?
  • I understand you are offering $10 gift cards (1 per person) to contributors that are active in specific campaigns…can you tell us more about this?
  • What is Small Business Saturday and what is your involvement or affiliation?

Duration: 6:11                   To listen click on EPN banner link below:

Entrepreneurs Podcast Network 

Podcast - Enabling Independent Retailers

Listen to Entrepreneur Podcast Network host Eric Dye interview founder Jeffery Lakes discussing the following:

  • What is the ultimate goal of
  • How does The Ultimate Gift Card Network™ help small local retailers grow their business?
  • Where is the equity in the small local retailers’ point-of-sale interface with its customers?
  • I understand you are offering $25 American Express gift cards to provide free statement analysis to small local retailers…can you tell us more about this?
  • Why should small local retailers also include mobile payment devices in their point-of-sale mix?

Duration: 12:05             To listen click on the EPN banner link below:       

Entrepreneur Podcast Network 

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Why Most Companies Fail at Customer Service

If every organization was formed to solve problems, meet market challenges, or to improve consumer experiences in the marketplace, then the disparity between ‘real’ and ‘ideal’ customer service wouldn’t be so significant. However, not everyone ventures into business for the same reasons…or the right reasons; therefore, attitudes and aptitudes for satisfying customers will always vary. This said, most organizations failing to provide satisfying experiences to their customers do so because they do not prioritize customers at the top of their stakeholder food chain. Many will argue, and some will vehemently dispute this notion; however, it is highly unlikely the dissent will come from leaders of organizations with high customer service ratings. 

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mobile Social Marketing for Independent Retailers

In today’s competitive marketplace, small, independent retailers must implement same caliber mobile and social marketing tactics as big-box retailers and online merchants, or risk being left in the dust in the race for customers. Groovv® Offers is an easy-to-use mobile and social marketing tool that increases traffic and drives repeat sales. Groovv® Offers takes the guesswork out of marketing by having hundreds of themes and templates to choose from. This enables merchants to customize an offer in minutes, then send it to their customers of Facebook, Twitter, email, text message, and even their own website – all with a single click.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

No Long-Term Merchant Services Contracts

End Bad Merchant Services Contracts Today!
In today’s competitive marketplace, retailers of all sizes must maintain the freedom to partner with vendors offering the leading-edge technologies that keep their businesses competitive and operating efficiently. Just as paying for processing and point-of-sale equipment is a thing of the past, so is signing long-term contracts for merchant services. Total Merchant Services totally gets it. Not only does Total provide merchants with free equipment of every variety, they do so as merchants only sign on a month-to-month basis.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Next Day Funding for Small Retailers

Merchant cash advances for small retailers
In today’s competitive retailing marketplace, small, independent retailers must have access to working capital when needed. Merchant cash advances have emerged as a viable alternative, particularly when traditional financing is not an option. Merchant cash advances are not loans, but advances against future MasterCard and Visa sales paid back via a small, agreed-up percentage of daily credit card transactions. There are no fixed payment schedules, no restrictions, no collateral, and no bank fees – all the business has to do is keep doing business as usual.

With payments solutions for every situation, Total Merchant Services also provides cash on demand for small retailers, including next day funding via merchant cash advances. This enables retailer operators to expand or renovate their stores, or introduce new products or advertising campaigns to grow their businesses. When the need for capital arises, Total Merchant Services shows small retailers the money. 

QuickBooks® Integrated Credit Card Processing

Free QuickBooks Pro 2013 Placement

In today’s competitive and fast-paced marketplace, retailers of all sizes gain exponentially with easy-to-integrate solutions. One solution that helps make small retailers more efficient is QuickBooks® with integrated credit card processing. This dynamic solution enables small retail merchants to streamline their storefront interface with their back-office operations to manage their business’ finances more efficiently.

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