The PaymentCloud Blog

Our merchants are important to us, that’s why we go out of our way to educate and inform them on the ins and outs of the payment processing industry. We understand merchant services can be a confusing space for new businesses (and old companies too!). So please continue reading for an insightful blog on the industries we serve best.

Top Content

Reviewing our top content is the best place to begin when navigating business ownership for high risk, mid risk, and low risk businesses. Here, we strive to inform and give you the tools to grow your business- No matter if you’re a small company or a large enterprise.

What is an EIN Number? Everything You Need to Know

22 Product Ideas Worth Considering for Your Business in 2022

What is an FFL and How Can You Get a Federal Firearm License?

The Complete List of ACH Return Codes

Top 8 Accounting Software to Use in Your Business

How to Qualify for a Business Line of Credit: List of Requirements


Where To Start

Still figuring out where to start? We can help. If you’re just beginning a business, you may be wondering how to set yourself up for success. Well, we have tailored information to help you with your business plan, marketing initiatives, and go to market strategy.

What Are Merchant Services?

How to Accept Payments

What Is a Merchant Account?

Which Credit Card Reader is Right For You?

The Ultimate Guide to eCheck Payment Processing

How to Start a Business in 2022: 12 Steps to Success



Alternative Payment Methods: How They're Transforming the Payments Space

While cashless payments are not a new idea, COVID-19 has caused a dramatic shift toward alternative payment methods to cash. In an attempt to stop…

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Best Practices for Storing Credit Card Information

Properly storing credit card information can be tricky, as data breaches can be detrimental for both the customer and the business that’s been hacked. Stealing…

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What to Know About Selling at Gun Shows

So you're contemplating selling at gun shows but are unsure how it all works. Don't be discouraged, many resellers and gun collectors have been in…

selling at gun shows

Startup Costs: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Business?

Creating a business is an exciting venture in any small business owner's life but there are startup costs to this milestone to be aware of.…

startup costs

How to Make an Invoice in 5 Easy Steps

Learning how to make an invoice and send it to customers is a crucial step in owning a business. This is where you provide clients…

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How to Sell Gift Cards Online

If businesses learned anything in 2020, it was to think outside of the box; selling gift cards and providing curbside delivery quickly became staples that…

how to sell gift cards online

What is APR and Its Effect on Your Business?

If you're looking at business loan options you're probably asking yourself, "What is APR?" Getting a business loan is a common decision for business owners…

what is apr

Minority Business Loans for 2023

In this day and age, BIPOC entrepreneurs have a variety of options when it comes to securing a minority business loan to fund a small…

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What is Collateral and do You Need It for Your Loan Application?

If you're applying for a loan you may be asking yourself "what is collateral?" This is a timely search as business loans increase in popularity.…

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Inventory Loans: Considerations for Your Small Business

Small business owners who sell products to generate revenue may find themselves in need of an inventory loan if they're short on cash. Without the…

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