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5 Myths of PCI Compliance

Years ago, when I thought of the word 'Compliance' it would conjur up memories of childhood rules or conforming to some rigid set of expectations. Even dictionary.com's definition harkens back to a time before credit card fraud completely altered the meaning. com·pli·ance [kuh m-plahy-uh ns] noun 1. the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding. 2. a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way. 3. conformity; accordance: in compliance with orders. 4....

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Cheri Perry 6/1/2019 Comments(0)

Selecting The Right Processing Type For Your Business

The credit card processing industry has never been more exciting than it is today! Change is around every corner. Government intervention, security concerns & mobile technology have altered the industry forever. So how does a business owner determine what solution is the right one for their business? That is where we come in! Our team is dedicated to helping merchants navigate the dicey waters of the Merchant Services Industry with great staff members and lots of great education! Here are so...

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Cheri Perry 5/21/2019 Comments(0)

Cost and Price

Many potential business owners ask us the same question- what fees do you charge- what is the COST? And while the fee structure is a critical component- the actual COST of a merchant account goes much deeper. Selecting the RIGHT partner is GOOD for your bottom line. Here are a few things to consider when evaluating your current solution or a new processing partner. OVERALL EFFECTIVE RATE: When you divide the amount of processing volume INTO the fees paid to process that volume- you get your over...

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Cheri Perry 5/13/2019 Comments(0)

Small Business America

One of the great pleasures of our business is the fact that we get to work with so many small businesses across America. As we celebrate National Small Business Week, we are once again reminded of WHY we love what we do here at TMC. THE HEARTBEAT OF COMMUNITIES The small businesses we work with are the heartbeat of our communities. These are the places where you can go to connect with your local friends and families. Places where young kids getting ready to go back to school, a lady needing a ca...

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Cheri Perry 5/7/2019 Comments(0)

Taking the RISK out of Credit Card Acceptance

Accepting credit cards can be an amazing tool and a double-edged sword! Amazing because consumers who use credit cards, spend more money, more often than their cash paying counterparts. Sword-like because the various risk issues associated with card acceptance can cause business owners unwelcome stress. Let's look at a few of the ways we can minimize our exposure to the risks related to card acceptance. Proper Account Underwriting/SetUp/Maintenance One of the easiest ways to prevent stress and r...

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Cheri Perry 5/1/2019 Comments(0)