Be Your Own Boss: Some Home Business Tips

Every business wants to sell as much as they can to their customers. There are a few problems that arise when a seller cannot accept a certain type of payment. One of the most popular ones is accepting credit cards. These days, more and more people are using credit card to pay their bills. Therefore, the ability to accept credit cards can surly enhance the business of any businessman by leaps and bounds.

Customer service is key. Your table should be approachable, and your workers should be pleasant. Now is not the time to argue over who made the most sales or who stepped on whose foot. Coach your workers on your attitude expectations before the event so they understand how to be aggressive but not pushy.

Are you trying to collect information? What kind of information? How many people’s information do you want? Set yourself some aggressive goals before the event.

Then I stopped at a fast food restaurant (yeah, I know I shouldn’t eat the crap, but needed something desperately to eat), and their wireless credit card machines for small business was down. So again, they were losing sales in droves…and sadly they decided not to tell anybody when they came in about the credit card problem, until they tried to order. Then the look on customer faces as they quickly realized how much standing in line ready to order was quickly turned to disappointment. The people in their cars were less than amused when they became captives in the drive through.

If you feel that you can drive well in a city you’ve never been to before, and you’ve got time to turn that car in, and you’ve got time to make a wrong turn in a dangerous neighborhood without making yourself late, then renting a car can be OK. It may be the way to go if you have multiple destinations within that city. In that case, renting a car might be your best option.

You can also distribute these gas station promotions cards to local car dealers to give to their customers when they purchase a new automobile. A customer will appreciate a promotional card worth a certain dollar amount in free gas for his new car. With the fuel oil prices the way they are, customers will be thankful for your efforts to save them money.

One last piece of advice, if you are shopping for merchant services, either as a new merchant or as an existing merchant looking for a better service provider, read the terms of the agreement! Many companies are now offering too-good-to-be-true discount rates that will either escalate soon after you enroll or, are only good on certain card types such as debit. (Debit discount rates are typically much lower than credit card rates). Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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