Recently, Verizon issued a report on Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards — PCI DSS for short. The results were pretty bracing. As Computer Weekly summarizes “nearly 80% of businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report “
If you are ready to build your business, grow your customer base, and reach new levels of success, it is essential to keep your eyes on innovation. The world is changing incredibly quickly and if you don’t do what you can to keep up, you are going to get left behind. Though you may maintain the core of your business, your product line and branding, your customer base shrink, if you fall behind with technology.
Data breaches, their discontents and fallout, have filled the news this week. You’ll remember, of course, when the Target customer data breach in 2013 finally catapulted questions about customer security in the digital age onto the front page. Now comes word that Target has, at last, reached a settlement in that case. As tech website Gizmodo reports, “following lengthy discussions with the lawyers of those affected by the hack, the retailer has agreed to pay up a $10 million settlement.”
Making the most of your website means you need to choose a website merchant account. This account allows you to accept payments for the goods and services your business offers, allowing you to expand your customer base and simplify the process of providing your offerings to a wider audience. As you prepare to either start your business or expand it to include internet sales and payment processing, it is important to compare several merchant account companies to find the one that is right for you.
Owning a small business can be an incredible challenge, particularly when it comes to managing the financial aspects of your business and your aspirations for growth. Unfortunately, gaining financing for a new small business is often very difficult. If you haven’t owned your business for at least 2 years and don’t have collateral to put up, you are unlikely to convince a bank to extend a traditional business loan. A small business working capital advance offers you the opportunity to borrow additional operating funds against your future receipts without many of the strict requirements of traditional loan products.
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In the ever-evolving world of payments, it would seem to always be the best of times and, well, not the worst of times, certainly, but let us say the most aware of times, in terms of needing to stay alert to the security challenges in a rapidly changing electronic environment.
These days it seems like everything happens online. Whether you want a specific product or a specialized service, all you need to do is type it into your favorite search engine and the entire world opens up for you. While this is fantastic if you are a consumer looking for something you may have difficulty finding going from store to store, it is even better if you are a business owner.