Archives: March 2016

March 30, 2016

Doing The Right Thing

How you treat your customers determines your long term relationship Social media has expanded our sphere of influence and well as our ability to poll others about how they might handle a particular situation.  Whether it is a question about pricing or the return of an item or perhaps a service failure, we can ask hundreds if not thousands of peers for their advice.   That’s both good and bad.  The good part comes from getting lots of different opinions from lots of different people.  The bad news it, not all advice applies to all markets.  If you are asking...Read more

March 29, 2016

Mobile Marketing Tips to Help Small Business Owners

As an increasing number of people conduct business via mobile phones, merchants have new opportunities. However, there needs to be a balance when it comes to marketing this way. A common mistake that some small business owners make involves pushing too hard for sales, which actually causes potential customer to run the other way.   People who use mobile phones to purchase products and/or services are actually willing to provide personal information with merchants when offered discounts or coupons in exchange. Although this opens a door of opportunity, small business owners must navigate mobile marketing carefully. By learning how to...Read more

March 23, 2016

Four tips for cultivating your business

Growing your business is much like tending to a garden.  Underwater or overwater your plants and they will die.  Growing a business means tending to your clients and developing relationships with them rather than simply taking orders from them.  Here at Chosen Payments we strive to be your business partner.  We are not just your credit card processor but your partner in success.  We offer great programs like our Gift Card program.  We don’t just provide gift cards with your logo but ideas on how to use them in community charity events to maximize your exposure and benefit. Here are...Read more

March 21, 2016

Chosen To-Go

Last week was a busy travel week for Chosen Payments as we hopped around the nation lending our support and giving away money at state association meetings.  Our CEO, Jeff Brodsly participated in two board meetings.  Serving on the board of the GCLA (Greater California Livery Association) and LANJ (Limousine Association of New Jersey), Jeff participated in board meetings held in Los Angeles and Princeton, NJ.  Jeff is committed to the success of each of these organizations as well as the entire industry and has committed the time and resources of his Chosen Payments staff to participate and support the...Read more

March 15, 2016

Tips for Saving on Credit Card Processing Fees

As a small business owner, you know the value of every dime. To grow the business you must pay close attention to every expense, even fees associated with a credit card processor. Unfortunately, accepting credit cards means dealing with processing fees. However, to take your company to the next level, credit card processing must be part of normal operations. After all, for your customers to make an online purchase, they need a viable means of paying with a credit card.   Typically, credit card processing companies charge as much as 5 percent on everything earned from credit card sales, including...Read more

March 8, 2016

Tips for Effectively Launching New Products and Services

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Launching new products/services is essential for achieving success, but before doing anything, consider several important factors. Obviously, expanding into new markets creates incredible opportunity for additional revenue, but this is not something that comes without potential risk. The goal is to create a successful launch that allows your small company to grow.   Keys to Success when Launching   Flawless Product/Service—Most importantly, before launching anything, make sure there are no flaws. Unfortunately, companies launch problematic products and services all the time. While larger corporations seem to get by with this practice because of their known brand or a quick fix,...Read more

March 1, 2016

Setting Yourself Apart as an Entrepreneur


Entrepreneurship is more than being a big name or having a big platform. In reality, entrepreneurship is attitude, lifestyle, and mindset that once adopted, will result in success. To be an entrepreneur, take a different approach, one that focuses on creativity as opposed to conformity and action over inaction.   Enriching Entrepreneurship   As stated by entrepreneur James Altucher, your goal as an entrepreneur is not about becoming the next Twitter or Facebook or even starting an actual business, but finding things in your life that are challenging and then identifying creative methods for overcoming them. When you understand and...Read more