National Small Business Week Guide

At Host Merchant Services we know that while Fortune 500 companies may get the national spotlight and most of the media attention, small businesses are what really powers our communities and helps grow our nation. A recent stat showed that two out of every three new jobs created in the US is generated by small…

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Merchant Website SEO

Practicing Good Merchant Website SEO Most business owners know by know that the Internet isn’t going away, and if you want to succeed in business you need to have an online presence. Having a website is only the start, however. Without good merchant website SEO, chances are that the business website will never rank high…

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NRF Opposes Interchange Settlement

It’s been a little while since the Official Merchant Services Blog touched on the increasingly sensitive topic of the Credit Card Interchange Settlement. We first talked about the possibility of ‘The Big Cash Comeback’ when the settlement was first announced, and later we discussed the opposition to the settlement. Seven years after the first lawsuits…

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Host Merchant Services writes about Google Plus

Google+ is Here for Businesses

The Official Merchant Services Blog has been following Google+ and its beta for awhile now. We previously detailed the potential upside of Google+ for small businesses in this blog entry. The major setback to Google+ for businesses at that point time was that Google hadn’t fully allowed businesses to function in Google+. That changed three…

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