Exerpt from My New Book

July 9, 2015

Here is a  exerpt from my book, Retailers Guide to Merchant Services,

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“To protect cardholder data, the PCI Data Security Standard

Compliance13 was created in 2006.  This organization requires merchants and other organizations to follow certain guidelines in collecting and storing, processing or transmitting cardholder information.

This is an ongoing process which involves:

  1.  Assessing cardholder data and the business owner’s IT assets and business proves to ensure there are no vulnerabilities in the storing of cardholder data.  There are training videos14 to help the small merchant to understand his/her responsibilities;
  2. Remediation in not storing cardholder data unless it is absolutely necessary;
  3. Reporting, which involves compiling and submitting compliance records and reports to the banks and card brands with which the business is authorized to do business.”

The book is available free on Amazon.  Get your copy today!

The book is also available at your local library on e-Zone. Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth, Rhode Island libraries have e-Zone installed on their websites.

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Free e-Book on Merchant Services

February 1, 2015

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In order to remain in business, the business owner must have an effective way of attracting customers to the business. Once they are attracted and use the services or purchase products, the customer should be given an incentive to return for repeat purchases. One of the incentives would be a variety of payment options which would include cash, check or credit card. When the business owner is prepared to accept payments from their customers and makes it convenient for them to spend money, they are in a better position to realize a gain from their profits.

To help business owners understand their merchant services accounts and how to make more money for their businesses, I am giving a free copy of my e-book, The Retailers’ Guide to Merchant Services, which includes the details on processing credit cards and how to save money with them. The e-book will be ready within the next week, as I have revised it. You may request a copy of the e-book on the Contact form located withing the first posting on this blog or on the “Contact Me” Page on the Menu bar. I will add your address to receive the newsletter which will be sent each month. The first issue will arrive with the e-book download.

If you have any questions about receiving extra cash to finance your business, please use the form to send me your question about that as well. As soon as the e-book is ready, I will send it to you.