POS & Payment Processing Featured Editorial

  1. MSP Owners: If You Were Hit By A Bus, Would Your Business Survive?
    5/31/2018

    The difference between being the owner of a business or being self employed is at the end of the day when you consider exiting or selling your business, how does the business transition without you? As you grow your IT business, the way you make operational decisions to increase the equity of your business is very important. It will determine if you have established your MSP as a lifestyle business or a scalable enterprise.

  2. Leaving User Experience To Vendors? Big Mistake.
    4/17/2018

    As VAR and MSP sales and marketing organizations catch the buyer persona buzz, are client personas and user experiences being overlooked?

  3. Is Payment Security A Commodity Now?
    4/9/2018

    The PCI Security Standards Council’s announcement of plans to strategically drive its QIR (Qualified Integrators and Resellers) program deeper into the SMB retail market is by most counts a positive thing for the industry. For the greater good of data security, it’s hard to muster a qualm about moves like these. It’s a little easier to be annoyed by these changes if you’ve been going out of your way to differentiate your business via a payment security consultancy. 

  4. Why A POS Solutions Provider Is Building A $10 Million Office
    2/8/2018

    Why is a scrappy, bootstrapped IT services company splurging on zip lines and basketball courts for its new 34,000 sqaure foot office building? After all, BNG Holdings didn’t earn a 133 percent three-year growth rate and a spot on the Inc. 5000 list by spending frivolously. Brady Nash and the co-founders of BNG Holdings started dreaming of building a Google-like work environment in Fargo, ND while they were still 18 and 19-year-old college kids selling telecom and cable services for a multi-level marketing company. Fast forward a little more than 10 years later, and the technology company sees real estate as just one more way BNG is diversifying its portfolio.

  5. VIP Account Program Helps Build Stronger Portfolios And Displace The Competition
    11/11/2016

    All of us in the Payments/POS industry enjoy the low attrition that comes with POS systems. This stickiness is thanks to the integral role that these systems play for the business.

  6. 5 Insights Into Successful Channel Relationships: You Can Go Back
    12/15/2015

    You can go back and try a partnership again. If vendor and partner goals and objectives now align, it does not hurt to try anew, which can lead to success — for both organizations.

  7. Taking A “Partner-Centric” Approach
    11/13/2015

    From a reseller’s perspective to implement technology in the field — no matter how good your product is — a poor customer experience can ruin a sale.

  8. 5 Insights Into Successful Channel Relationships: Transparency And Proof Of Concept
    10/20/2015

    For Mosaic Technology, Infinio Had Them At Trust, Transparency, And Proof Of Concept.

  9. What To Consider When Planning Your Business Exit Strategy (Part II)
    8/20/2015

    In the first post of this series, I talked about the financial preparation required to maximize your outcome when you exit your business. Of course, that assumes you will sell or value the company at exit.

  10. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 7)
    12/16/2014

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.