Report from Barcelona: Cars, Clothes, and “Cards” Everywhere

We report fairly regularly on the changing nature of payments — when we’re not talking up security and data breaches, that is. And sometimes, they can be the same subject…

Avoiding the EMV Chip Processor Upgrade? Why You’re Gambling With Your Business’s Future

With the movement toward secure payment processing via EMV chip cards, many small businesses are still resisting the required…

Invisible Hands and Lax Security: The Ongoing Push for EMV Adoption

“‘My dry cleaner isn’t worried about someone using counterfeit cards at his cash register,’ he said, noting that many businesses meanwhile discount the chances…

Falling Gas Prices Mean More Money in Consumers’ Pockets—How Your Business Can Benefit

With gas prices at their lowest in a decade, many consumers are finding themselves with a much-appreciated boost in expendable income.

Taking Your Fledgling Business to the Next Level Starts with Your Very Own Website

Your handcrafted business is gaining traction, and you’re wondering whether it’s time to create your own website and sell your products through that platform.

Hearts to Be Celebrated This Weekend But Watch for the “Heartbreak of Hackery!”

If you’re not counting the Super Bowl, the upcoming Valentine’s Day weekend (which, by virtue of President’s Day making it a three day holiday!)…

East Meets West in Rising Card Use, While Super Bowl Spending Rises, Too

We reported last week that Visa revenue was up in Europe, as more and more people in the EU use cards instead of cash, for their purchases.

Merchant Cash Advances Help Businesses Take the Leap Toward Growth and Expansion

The leap—that magical moment when a small business is ready to take operations to the next level. The logistics of expansion present many challenges.

Save Space, Go Mobile & Get Paid—Are Phone Credit Card Readers Right for Your Organization?

In both our homes and our offices, lack of space often becomes an issue despite our best organizational efforts. At AVP Solutions, we know that our partners want…