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  • SETTING UP A BUSINESS

    5 qualities successful entrepreneurs share.

    May 17 2019
    Not everyone is cut out for the entrepreneurial life – many people are satisfied to work for an employer, and leave the long hours and big decisions to someone else. But if you’re reading this, you may already have the entrepreneurial mindset. The following qualities are typical of ambitious business owners – do they feel familiar?

  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    From side-hustlers to CEO's, successful businesses do this.

    May 17 2019
    I’ve been providing consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses for more than 20 years and have met thousands of successful CEOs and business owners.

  • PROCESSING PAYMENTS

    Credit card processing fees: What business owners need to know.

    May 17 2019
    Once you understand how the online payment process works, the next thing to know is what it all costs and how fees are typically structured. That process can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Let’s take a closer look at fees here.

  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    6 steps to help get more conversions and less shopping cart abandonment.

    May 17 2019
    One of the biggest problems in online selling is shopping cart abandonment: when buyers fail to complete the purchases they start. Research firm Baymard Institute estimates that the average online shopping cart abandonment rate is 69.2%.1 This article looks at why shoppers abandon their carts, and how you can leverage the strength of the PayPal brand to help you increase conversion rate.

  • SELLING ONLINE

    Don't let the payment options you offer customers stand in the way of making a sale.

    May 17 2019
    It wasn’t long ago that choosing online payment options for small businesses meant deciding which credit cards to accept. And while many people still whip out their credit card to make a purchase, digital payments are becoming more and more popular.

  • SETTING UP A BUSINESS

    The many ways PayPal can support your business.

    May 17 2019
    We offer the tools today's companies need to do business. Our payment-processing and business tools help you get paid – whether you're selling online, offline, or some combination of the two.

  • SELLING ONLINE

    Turn off your phone, and other surprising productivity hacks.

    May 17 2019
    You can’t magically add hours to your day, although you might wish you could when you have to ship orders and update your website and it’s pushing 10 PM. But you can make better use of the hours you have, especially when you’re losing time to last-minute tasks.

  • SELLING ONLINE

    How PayPal credit card processing works for your business.

    May 17 2019
    PayPal facilitates online payments for hundreds of thousands of ecommerce ventures. Explore why you should use or pay with PayPal and how it can work for you.

  • SETTING UP A BUSINESS

    These small customer service actions can lead to big payoffs.

    May 17 2019
    Keeping customers happy can be your secret weapon for sustaining and building your small business. But unless you have a dedicated customer-service staff, it can be easy to forget day-to-day customer cultivation when you already have a lot on your plate.