Learn how EMV chip card payment technology will affect your small business

EMV chip payment technologyThe SBA has resources to help small businesses with a payment technology revolution that’s coming soon – EMV chip card payments. Here’s what they say about it:

For merchants and financial institutions, the switch to EMV means adding new in-store technology and internal processing systems. To get chip-enabled for your business, contact your acquirer or payment services provider.

The switch to EMV also means a change in liability for credit card fraud. Today, if an in-store transaction is conducted using a counterfeit, stolen or otherwise compromised card, consumer losses from that transaction generally fall back on the payment processor or issuing bank, depending on the card’s terms and conditions. read more

Send email/sms or make to-do list by calling Jott

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Send an email or sms with a phone call:

First, register as a user on the Jott website. Make a phone call to (866) JOTT-123 [(866) 568-8123].

Select a recipient. If you want to send a message to yourself, say, “Me.” Speak words, wait for next prompt, hang up.

To send a message to someone else, enter that person’s email address in your Jott contacts area. You can also upload your entire contact database. If your recipient has an email address on file in your contact list she’ll get an email. If you entered a phone number instead she’ll get an sms message. read more