Teamwork: the most important ingredient

 

What does it take to create a great retail software platform? Even greater teamwork.

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When you’re thankful, you give back

 

It’s not hard to find things to be thankful for around here. As I’m writing this, I can hear a raucous game of ping pong, laughter coming from the other end of a conference call with a customer and a pack of tech wizards hammering away at an issue. Our cup runneth over here at Balance Innovations, but we don’t waste the bit that overflows. We pour it right back out to fill other cups.

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Understanding retail credit card processing fees

You already know credit card processing fees can add up – and be confusing too. However, like death and taxes are to life, credit card fees are to retail: inevitable.

Inevitable doesn’t mean ignorable, however. One of the worst things you can do for your operation’s financial health is to pay these fees without understanding them, an oversight that can lead to overpayment and missed dispute opportunities.

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What the new $20 bill will mean for security and your registers

 

This year, Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, announced that Harriet Tubman will be the first woman to have her portrait featured on U.S. currency as the new face of the $20 bill. It’s due to be unveiled in 2020 in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, but that’s just when we’ll get to see the new design – it won’t enter circulation until years later.

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