Small Biz Stripe Tips

Stripe Tips and Advice for Small Businesses

How to Set Up Stripe Recurring Payments on your Phone

How to Set Up Stripe Recurring Payments on your Phone

For small businesses or contractors that provide ongoing services (like delivery subscriptions, health professional appointments, or cleaning services), setting up recurring payments for clients is an excellent way to control cash flow and improve financial planning.

If you use Stripe as a payment method for your business, you can benefit from setting up a subscription-based payment for your clients.

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How to Send a Stripe Invoice/Payment Request from Your Phone

How to Send a Stripe Invoice/Payment Request from Your Phone

If you run a business that accepts mobile payments, you know how important it is to make the payment process simple – for both you and the customer. But what if you need to send invoices for your products and services? For Stripe users, there’s a super-easy way to send a Stripe invoice or payment request via text or email and collect payments, without having to add a complicated payment portal to your website.

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How to Not Get Your Stripe Account Rejected

How to Not Get Your Stripe Account Rejected

As a merchant, one of the biggest perks of using Stripe is the ability to start accepting payments immediately after you sign up. All you have to do is fill in basic information about your business and bank account, and your account will be approved. 

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How General Contractors Can Collect Credit Card Payments

How General Contractors Can Collect Credit Card Payments

Even though debit and credit card payments are preferred by the majority of people, some general contractors and other construction-related businesses have been reluctant to accept them, thinking it will add paperwork, costs, or time to an already busy workload. But there are also many benefits for patients and practitioners when you accept credit cards at your general contractor or construction business.

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How to Accept Credit Cards at Your Therapy or Counseling Practice

How to Accept Credit Cards at Your Therapy or Counseling Practice

Even though debit and credit card payments are preferred by the majority of people, some therapists have been reluctant to accept them, thinking it will add paperwork, costs, or time to an already busy administrative workload. But there are also many benefits for patients and practitioners when you accept credit cards at your therapy practice.

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Ideas & Resources for Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19 Closures

Ideas & Resources for Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19 Closures

The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted small business owners around the world, suddenly, and regardless of industry. Since ChargeStripe has always been based on helping small businesses accept credit cards in person, we know our customers are likely to be impacted right now by city, state, and national guidance on social distancing and “shelter in place” orders. 

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A Complete Guide to Starting a Wildly Successful Personal Training Business

A Complete Guide to Starting a Wildly Successful Personal Training Business

Personal training is a fast-growing segment of the $35 billion fitness industry, with a 21.5% increase in certifications since 2012. And that rapid growth is predicted to continue well into the new decade. So if you’re asking yourself if now is a good time to start a personal training business, the answer is yes. Here’s everything you need to start a wildly successful personal training business in 2020. 

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How to Easily Scan Credit Cards with Your Phone’s Camera

How to Easily Scan Credit Cards with Your Phone’s Camera

While accepting payment for your products or services is pretty much your most important business task, that doesn’t mean it should take the most time! You want the process to be as quick and professional as possible. So if typing in credit card numbers is taking up too much of your time, try using your phone’s camera to scan credit cards instead.

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Stripe vs. Braintree for Small Businesses and Solopreneurs

Stripe vs. Braintree for Small Businesses and Solopreneurs

When you’re running a small business, it can feel like there are a million decisions to make, all the time. One of the most important ones is how you’ll get paid for your products or services. While an all-cash business sounds simple and appealing, a lot of your potential customers don’t carry cash, and they expect to be able to pay by credit card. So, it’s a good business decision to accept credit cards, but what system should you use to do it?

We’ve compared PayPal vs. Stripe for small business, as well as Square vs. Stripe. Today we’re looking at Stripe vs. Braintree, another payment processor you might have heard of.

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