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.(more…)
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.(more…)
When you’re managing a small business, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a million things on your to-do list. And that’s probably why some small business owners still prefer cash and check payments — it’s simple, and you literally have cash in hand.(more…)
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?(more…)
In today’s app-filled world you have a lot of options to help you accept credit card payments at your small business. But how do you know which one is the the most affordable, fastest to set up, and most secure? And most importantly, which is best for your specific business needs? With so many choices, it can be hard to dig through all the details.
In this post, we’ll give you a comparison of two popular credit card payment options for businesses: Square vs. Stripe.(more…)
We’re excited to announce that ChargeStripe has joined the Stripe Verified Partner program for mobile payments. While ChargeStripe has always used Stripe exclusively as a payment gateway to help businesses and freelancers accept mobile credit card payments, becoming a Verified Partner means that Stripe has certified that our connection is secure and our integration is stable.(more…)