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Reads of the Week – Aug 28th

Date: August 29, 2014

Weekly RoundupWe know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites (that we may have missed) in the comments.


Pinterest releases new real-time analytics tool to help businesses assess the reach and success of ad campaigns and Twitter made it’s analytics tool free for everyone.

By nature, entrepreneurs are among the most likely to suffer from burnout.  These 4 tips can help alleviate the stress that comes along with “being your own boss.”

Independent contractors can be a great resource for new and growing companies, but miss-classifying them can draw unwanted attention from the IRS.

The startup culture is incredibly conducive to creativity and productivity, but retaining this vibe in a rapidly growing company requires a unique approach.

Your business can benefit from accepting ACH payments.  Find out why here.

…And finally, Can you guess which country has the highest proportion of immigrants that become small business owners in the U.S.?

How Does A Question Mean?

Date: August 26, 2014

For the English majors reading this, the post title will likely call to mind John Ciaradi’s famous text How Does a Poem Mean? Ciardi teaches us to approach poetry by attempting to understand HOW a poem’s construct instructs our experience of it,…

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7 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Accepting ACH Payments

Date: August 25, 2014

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2011 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.  Everyone knows that you can make payments by credit card, cash or check, but what are ACH payments?

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Reads of the Week – Aug 22th

Date: August 22, 2014

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites (that we may have missed) in the comments.

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Dog, meet mobile veterinarian. Mobile vet, meet mobile credit card reader.

Date: August 20, 2014

Dr. Rich is a mobile veterinarian who makes house-calls for annual checkups, vaccinations, and general checkups when something doesn’t seem right. I can email him if Winslow isn’t feeling well and he lets me know if he thinks he should stop by. W…

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5 Small Business Groups Advocating for You

Date: August 19, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) acts as the U.S. federal government advocate for small business, but it is still part of the government. If you’re interested in engaging with independent organizations that not only provide small busin…

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How Your Payment Gateway and Merchant Account Are Like a Cell Phone and Provider

Date: August 18, 2014

Almost invariably, in the context of explaining to people what we do at PaySimple, the terms “merchant account” and “payment gateway” come up in conversation, and though they are both core parts of our platform, they can often be two of the h…

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Reads of the Week

Date: August 15, 2014

We know you’re busy, so we pulled together the most interesting reads of the week for topics affecting small business owners. Feel free to add your own favorites (that we may have missed) in the comments.

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Password Paranoia: Is Your “Strong Password” Really as Strong as You Think It Is?

Date: August 12, 2014

With all the personal, confidential business, and financial information protected by our passwords, creating strong ones is critically important. Unfortunately, it is far more difficult than it used to be. While definitions of a strong password vary,…

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7 Ways to Cut Costs With Your New Small Business

Date: August 11, 2014

Ask the Advisor is a PaySimple column featuring reader-submitted small business questions answered by our panel of business professionals. This week's question is answered by Will Myers, from Money Crashers, a personal finance website. Question: "I j…

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